CAIR-OH Feeds the Homeless
(COLUMBUS, OH, 10/17/05) – On Sunday, October 16, the Columbus office of CAIR-Ohio marked the Muslim fast of Ramadan by providing hot meals to some 180 residents of the YWCA Family Center, a newly-built shelter for homeless families.
More than 20 volunteers from the local Muslim community participated in the event. Due to the overwhelming interest among Muslims to serve the community at all times of the year, not just during Ramadan, CAIR-Ohio has decided to serve at the shelter on a monthly basis.
“Helping those less fortunate in the community is emphasized in Islam,” said CAIR-Ohio Civil Rights Director Jennifer Nimer. Nimer quoted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad who said: “He who eats his fill while his neighbor goes without food is not a believer.” He also said, “A person has sinned if he neglects to feed those in need.”
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 31 regional offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. The Ohio Chapter of CAIR has 3 offices – Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.
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