WINDSOR – Thanks to the generosity of the Muslim community in Windsor, Ontario, more than 1,000 bags were collected during the annual Share the Spirit of Ramadan Food Drive.
“Giving back in food form, you feel like you’re helping more at a time when you’re feeling it too,” explained Sousan Khaled, one of the event`s organizers, CBC News reported on Monday, June 19.
“You’re giving more at the same time, you see what I mean? So that’s the link I think with between this and what we’re feeling during Ramadan.”
Despite going without food or drink during the days of the holy month, Muslim volunteers teamed up with area businesses and organizations to gather donations at Devonshire Mall.
The event has exceeded its fundraising goal every year, thanks to the generosity of the community, Khaled added.
— WindsorIslamicCounc. (@WindsorIslamicC) June 19, 2017
Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, started on Saturday, May 27.
In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.
Muslims dedicate their time during the holy month to be closer to Allah through prayers, self-restraint and good deeds.