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Saqr Charity distributes 3,000 daily free Iftar meals to the poor in RAK

Saqr Charity distributes 3,000 daily free Iftar meals to the poor in RAK

The almost 90,000 meals, worth about Dh 1,350,000, are to be contributed this Ramadan to eligible people at eight areas across the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, according to a senior official.



By Ahmed Shaaban (senior Reporter)

Published: Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Ras Al Khaimah: The Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qassimi Charity Foundation, as part of its promising schemes this Ramadan, started distributing 3,000 daily free Iftar meals, worth Dh 45,000, to low-income families and blue-collar workers.

The almost 90,000 meals, worth about Dh 1,350,000, are to be contributed this Ramadan to eligible people at eight areas across the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, according to a senior official.

Mona Mattar, CEO of the foundation, said on Sunday said the contribution is assumed in partnership with the Zayed Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation and Ministry of Public Works.

“Eight kiosks have been installed at the areas of the Red Island (Industrial area), RAK Mall (Industrial area), Al Nakheel, Al Rams (along the sea), Khiran, (close to Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed mosque), Al Muairidh, Masafi, and Al Gheil.”

The free Iftar meals being gifted this year have seen a significant rise of 100 per cent as compared to the Iftar meals contributed in 2014.

“The Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qassimi Charity Foundation distributed 1,500 free Iftar meals in Ramadan 2014 when a total of 45,000 meals were gifted to basic workers and low-income families.”

Mattar said the foundation closely observes and follows up all its charity programmes as advised by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): 'He who provides a fasting person something with which to break his fast, will earn the same reward as the one who was observing the fast.'

'The Iftar project, reflecting the noble values of Islam and solidarity of all the UAE society in the holy month of Ramadan, is in line with the foundation's vision and mission to help the poor, needy and low-income families.'

Urging donation, she said the foundation is reachable at 07-2260006. 'Our strategy is based on the prophetic Hadith of saying: 'The wealth of a man shall never diminish by giving to charity.'

Earlier, the foundation distributed 1,000 foodstuff packages to low-income families in partnership with the Zayed Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation, and Majid Al Futtaim Charity Foundation.

“The foodstuff cartons, locally known as ‘Ramadan Meer’, comprise essential commodities, such as rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil and canned food that families regularly need on the blessed days of the holy month,” said Mattar.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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