Muslims Receive Ramadan Food from Zakat Foundation of America
This article was originally published by News Ghana.
Out of the number, 150 residents of Aboabo, a suburb of the Metropolis received the largest.
A statement signed by Mr Habib Abubakar, the Country Programme Manager of the Foundation which is based in Chicago-United States and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday said the food assistance, which is an annual event, was held in commemoration of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, currently being observed worldwide.
It said Mr Habib Abubakar, the Country Programme Manager of Zakat Foundation of America during the donation said: “The food donation is also a source of help and support to the poor and vulnerable, especially for those fasting.
Mr Abubakar said the Ramadan period is used to do good to others, as it brings bountiful blessings to the giver and Allah forgive and save the one from destruction.
“About 1000 Muslim families in other parts of the country will also benefit from the package this Ramadan,” the Programme Manager said.
Sheikh Abdallah, an Islamic Scholar, presenting the food items, urged Muslims in Ghana to endeavour to work hard so that they could feed themselves and their families.
He called for the establishment of an endowment fund from which Muslims could draw assistance in times of need instead of waiting for help from outside.
“It is time that Muslims fight against ignorance, poverty and diseases and to do this, we must invest in education and build schools and hospitals to keep us well adjusted and healthy,” Sheikh Abdallah said.
Sheikh Abdallah thanked Zakat Foundation of America for reaching out to the poor.
The Zakat Foundation of America, Ghana Office based in Kumasi was set up in 2003, to address the immediate needs of the poor and less privileged ones by making them self- reliant through Zakat and Sadaqa funds from privileged ones around the world.
It work in the area of food security, orphan care, health care, mosque construction, water wells construction, education and sustainable development (Livelihood Improvement and Vocation and Training).