Alhamdulillah (With the Almighty’s grace), the national Ashura Feeding scheme was a resounding success, exceeding its target by almost double. Over 170 000 needy individuals were fed on the 10 Muharram 1433 through the initiative.
Organised by the Durban-based Muslims for Humanity, various organisations across South Africa joined hands to make the effort a reality.
Over 170 000 needy individuals were fed on the 10 Muharram 1433 through the initiative.
In Cape Town, Radio 786 coordinated efforts to collect money and harnessed the expertise of existing organisations and outreach programme’s to cook and distribute the food.
Within the span of merely five days, generous Radio 786 listeners contributed over R210 000 to the feeding scheme.
Among the groups who participated were, Donation Nation, Mariam Baderoon and Network, Jabulani, Boorhanol, Brothers for Life and others.
Radio 786 Station Manager, Tashreeq Truebody says, “It is not only the employed but the pensioners as well that gave with so much baraka(blessing). It makes this project so much more worthwhile.”
The station received contributions from as far afield as Australia.
As the overall coordinators, Muslims for Humanity noted that, “Words cannot describe the emotions and joy in seeing the images and clips of the Ashura feeding initiative. Subhanallah(glory be to the Almighty), what started 5 days ago, with what seemed like an insurmountable goal of 100 000 meals, has been surpassed and through the blessings of the Almighty, over 170 000 meals have been provided to those in need.”
Radio 786 thanks all for working together and the community for their selfless donations.
“May Allah accept all the duas(prayers) that came with every donation. May he bring further relief to those that were fed on this day.”