This past weekend, Masjid Al-Eiman, a mosque located in Downtown Buffalo, held its 5th annual Project Ramadan, an event where members of the mosque and surrounding communities came together to prepare food baskets for Muslim refugees to have during the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. Donation requests of $50 each covered one box of food that would feed 3-4 people for the month. Thanks to the event, 500 local families have been provided with these baskets.
Muslims and non-Muslims alike gathered to prepare the baskets with an array of food items such as rice, lentils, cereal, and honey, to name a few.
Project Ramadan coincides with the Muslim holiday, Ramadan: the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar in which Muslims spend every day from dawn till sunset in a complete fast. During their fast, Muslims abstain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, engaging in sexual intercourse and watching porn movies. The purpose of the fasting is to focus and engage with the less fortunate in hopes of providing greater awareness.
When members from WNY Muslims approached attendees to photograph the activities taking place, they humbly declined.
“We are doing this for the sake of Allah, not for recognition,” stated one brother.
Check out the pics of this amazing event by clicking here!