SHAFAQNA – Less fortunate Muslims in Malawi will benefit from the holy month of Ramadan as they will receive food, Malawi24 has learnt
Islamic Aid Organization in South Africa has started distributing food packages to less fortunate Muslims who are fasting in Malawi and other parts of the world.
The organization’s regional director in South Africa Hassan Choonara told the media on Saturday that his organization has done this so that Muslims should have enough to eat during the holy month of Ramadan.
“We have distributed thousands of uncooked food packages in Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa.’’ Choonara said
He said his organization is also providing cooked food for Iftar, the evening meal that breaks the fast, and the suhoor pre-dawn meals eaten before the daily fast begins.
“We expect to feed over 3 million Muslims by the end of this Ramadan. We believe it’s our responsibility to ensure that less fortunate Muslims observe their fast without thinking about where they will get their next meal,” Choonara said.
Malawi is one of the Southern African countries that are grappling with a severe drought that has led to high food prices due to low production.
The organization has included Malawi in this holy month of Ramadan because many Muslims in the country have been affected by the food shortage.