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Sharing Iftar in Atar Bashi Mosque

Ramadan, a time for fasting, reflection, and sharing. Voluntary fasting during the day is followed by happily breaking the fast with the Iftar meal after sundown, and as much as possible to share this meal with friends, family and ones’ community. Muslims regard fasting seriously as it is considered one of the five pillars of Islam. Today though, in many parts of the Muslim world, people are unable to practice the traditions that made Ramadan special and joyful for them. Eating special desserts, having drinks native to their hometowns, or even the gathering of friends and extended family to celebrate the breaking of the daily fast with the Iftar meal has been made difficult due to unforeseen circumstances, forced migration, war, and poverty. Despite these untenable conditions Muslims strive to keep the daily fast.

With this in mind Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation, through its volunteers, organized food through donations from b2b (breakfast to breakfast) restaurant so they could prepare Iftar for needy people. With fuel and food prices steadily rising, a substantial number of Iraqi’s have been forced into poverty and dependence. On 3 June 2018 Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation fed approximately 300 people living in Massif Salahaddin, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan at Atar Bashi Mosque.

Many people sat together at the mosque and happily ate their Iftar meal while others asked to take their meal with them so they could share the food and eat with spouses, family, and children. Zardasht who was one of the volunteers said, “Ramadan is all about spending time with family and friends and sharing with strangers. This is a great chance to meet and interact with people.” Many people who shared this Iftar meal expressed their happiness at having such a decent meal during this Ramadan. If you want to be part of helping those most in need, see bringhope.info to learn how you can be part of something so humane.

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Melusina Sampont spent 30 years in healthcare, 10 years as a hospital CEO in the United States and has also worked internationally in the Middle East. Works as a consultant for Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation.

Melusina Sampont

BHHF Story Writer

Melusina Sampont spent 30 years in healthcare, 10 years as a hospital CEO in the United States and has also worked internationally in the Middle East. Works as a consultant for Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation.

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