NJ: Muslims Fight Hunger on Eid-ul-Adha


Bridgewater-based Muslims Against Hunger has organized Muslims Serve Day 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Morristown Interfaith Community Soup Kitchen, 36 South St., Morristown.

The event is timed to Eid-ul-Adha, a festival that celebrates the Muslim belief of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismael, for Allah.

"It is an Islamic tradition to feed the poor and needy on any kind of memorable occasion in our life," said Zamir Hassan, founding coordinator of Muslims Against Hunger.

Volunteers will prepare and help serve more than 200 hot lunches to working poor, homeless and hungry at the Interfaith Community Soup Kitchen. Partial shifts at 10-11:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. are available. For a time slot, contact Rehan Seyam at morristown.muslimsagainsthunger@gmail.com by Dec 17.

Muslims Against Hunter need 20 volunteers to help set up, prepare food, serve, and cleanup. If you don't have time to volunteer, you can sponsor meals at $5.30 per meal.

"Muslims Against Hunger project gives Muslims an opportunity to participate in the 'Act of Righteousness' and show the greater community true and compassionate face of the Muslim Community living in this area," Hassan said.

 


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