By Salisu Sani-Idris
The Jewish Community and the Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society, on Tuesday in Abuja distributed food items to 500 Muslims and Christians women in the spirit of Easter and the month of Ramadan.
Speaking while coordinating the distribution of the food items, Mrs Habiba Ahmed, Director, Welfare and Endowment Foundation of Al-Habibiyyah, said the gesture was aimed at lessening the difficulties the poor and vulnerable suffer during the month of Ramadan.
” We give aid to the less privileged. We collaborate with charitable organisations who deem it fit and necessary to partner with us.
“We accept donations and We distribute Zakat in the Islamic months of Sha’aban annually, and during Ramadan, we have what call the food bank. We share raw and cooked food daily.
“On Monday, we shared over 2,400 packs of food to the needy and the less privileged. Similarly, on Sunday, we shared fairly used clothes, gas cookers, plates, bags and shoes,” she said.
She called on all Muslims, especially the wealthy to redouble efforts in assisting the poor and less privileged in society to reduce poverty in the country.
Also speaking , Rafat Salami, a volunteer with the Al-Habibiyyah Islamic society reaffirmed that the society over the years distributed food items to the less-privileged in the Federal Capital Territory.
” So those who want to give out charity always look for us.
“The Jewish community of Nigeria looked for us, and they brought about 200 packs of food items that we are currently distributing, “ she said.
On her part, one of the beneficiaries, Franca Amana, said “I received food items from them.
”May God bless those donors. We are thankful.” (NAN)
Edited by Sadiya Hamza