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General News of Sunday, 24 May 2020

Source: Michael Oberteye, Contributor

Muslims asked to use Ramadan to show kindness to poor

Tuo Lada Charity Foundation made a donation to Muslims Tuo Lada Charity Foundation made a donation to Muslims

The Chief Executive Officer of the Tuo Lada Charity Foundation, Alhaji Suliman Wahab, has made a passionate appeal to Muslims to use the Holy month of Ramadan to show kindness to the poor, needy and the vulnerable by regularly feeding them during the period.

This, according to him, would enable Muslims to be spiritually fulfilled during the period for maximum blessings and benefit from the Almighty Allah.

Alhaji Wahab made the appeal in a statement delivered on his behalf by his junior brother, Alhaji Iddriss Sualah when he presented rice, sugar, maize flour and sachet water valued at GHC 7,200 to 97 needy, old age, poor and vulnerable persons among others within the Zongo communities in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality of the Eastern Region last Saturday (May 9).

The beneficiary communities included Sabon Zongo, Makola Zongo, Walla Zongo, Wangara Zongo, Moshi Zongo, Ilyasu Zongo, Zabarima Zongo and Kotokoli Zongo.
The programme which was on the theme; “Eat Less, Feed More” had six contributors which included Fatin, Mustapha, Umar Ghassem, Hafen, Automobile and Ozdemir.

Alhaji Wahab indicated through his representatives that “even though the items are not enough to reach everyone in the beneficiary communities, it is very necessary that we share the little we have”.

He said that was the first time his outfit had secured funding from his sponsors, Belli Automobile Car-Center, Haustechnik GmbH, ORUC Market and Tansas Supermarket, from Turkey give to the needy.

According to Alhaji Wahab, the foundation had made it a duty to share the little it had with poor Muslims to help them prepare for worship and fasting.

“As a person who grew up in a Zongo community, I understand what it means to cushion one another in this spiritual month. Apart from meeting the needs of the people in Zongos, I also find it a spiritual fulfilment in giving out to the needy, poor, vulnerable and the aged especially in this Holy month”, he said.

The Chief Imam of the Wangara Zongo community, Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked the Tuo Lada Charity Foundation as well as the sponsors and contributors for the gesture, but reminded Muslims that the month of Ramadan was a sacred month in which Muslims fast for 30 days in obedience to the call of Almighty Allah.

He said it was thus a pillar of Islam and the third most important act of faith according to Islamic scholars.

The Chief Imam explained that Muslims were therefore expected to intensify their act of worship, both day and night, including giving out to the needy, feeding the poor and being kind in all forms towards one another.

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