TRIBLIVE – Frasat Ahmad: Fighting covid-19 during Ramadan
Muslims in America come together and convert mosques into food pantries and food banks. People of different faiths have joined in the efforts to feed the hungry in the United States.
Inspired by Prophet Muhammad’s unparalleled generosity during Ramadan, Muslim-Americans are also waging jihad on hunger this Ramadan. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA, for which I serve as a cleric, has partnered with Humanity First to convert our mosques into food pantries and food banks, thus far serving 100,000 Americans.
And millions of non-Muslim Americans are also embodying the spirit of empathy that Ramadan imbibes in Muslims. Hindu Americans have raised more than $500,000 to fight hunger and provide direct relief to vulnerable communities. The Sikh Center for New York recently prepared more than 30,000 meals for covid-19 stricken Americans.