World Bulletin / News Desk
A leading mosque in Dallas, Texas, USA, has been feeding the poor and needy people of the city for months, granting the local community of both Muslims and non-Muslims alike 15,000 free meals on a weekly basis.
Muhammad Abdul-Jami, the treasurer of the Islam Mosque told the Christian Science Monitor, “it was borne out of a need because our area is poverty stricken; there are homeless shelters in the area, there are people sleeping under bridges, and so on.”
Statistics published by the Anti-Poverty Coalition of Greater Dallas, show that 23% of people living in Dallas earn incomes below the federal poverty line.
A special event organized with the help of Islamic Relief USA called the “Day of Dignity” was introduced nationwide ten years ago and serves 15 cities nationwide.
“We want to encourage volunteerism, to get people to be active and do something to help their fellow human beings,” Abdul-Jami said, adding “there are millions of Muslims in this country who are very regular people, people who [other] Americans might consider much like them”.Last Mod: 29 Ekim 2013, 09:33