The novel coronavirus has devastated the lives of millions of people across the world. However, even in this time of adversity, there are some motivating stories that can restore one’s faith in humanity and deserve recognition. One such story is of a young imam in Turkey.
Take what you need, give what you can
The Imam resides in the Sariyer area of Istanbul, Turkey. The young Imam has transformed a mosque, closed during the Coronavirus epidemic, into a market with free food. This market helps to provide food to the unprivileged.
The activity is being performed for supporting people who have lost their source of earning and livelihood during the COVID-19 crisis. His slogan is “Take what you need, give what you can.”
The support is not only limited to cooked meals. The mosque is also providing ration to nearby localities. Through this motive, the young Imam aims to help as many people as possible in these tough times.
Mosque in UK provides free Easter Pizza to NHS workers
Not only Turkey but Muslims in other parts of the world are also helping Non-Muslims in their religious festivals. Frontline staff in UK’s Huddersfield Royal Infirmary enjoyed Easter pizzas thanks to a generous donation from a nearby mosque.
Worshipers from Ghausia Mosque in Lockwood had arranged for food delivery to thank the NHS workers for combating the COVID-19 crisis.
A spokesman said: “This is the Muslim community’s way of thanking the NHS staff during these unprecedented times. The Chairman of Masjid Ghausia, Mohammed Rafiq, delivered the food to HRI along with Mohammed Riaz Abdul Aziz, Arfan Saddiq, Farooq Hussain, Nasar Mahmood, and Abrar Ashraf.”
The spokesman further added: “The help group would like to thank Claire Leyland from the Palliative Care Team who liaised with Javed Akhtar, making it possible to deliver the food and the much needed personal care items, which were also donated to the hospital.
We would also like to thank Lanika Restaurant in Halifax which opened especially to cater for the occasion, and big thank you to Pizza Hut delivery on Wakefield road who provided food at the generously discounted rate, as well as Arfan Saddiq from Muscle Van services who delivered the food for free. Thank you to all of you.”
There were several other members from the Muslim community that have helped with raising funds for this gesture.
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