Food parcels for those in-need across Moray during Ramadan

ELGIN Mosque has made more than 200 food parcels for those in need across Moray.

Meals were cooked fresh in Elgin and Lossiemouth and delivered by Moray Food Plus to those in need Moray-wide.

The Mosque’s near 100 members felt obliged to help out amidst the current coronavirus crisis, and donated the food normally used for worshippers during Ramadan to the needy.

Zafar Ali, who owns the Buckie Furniture, Flooring and Mobility store and is a trustee of the Mosque, said: “It is our duty to assist those less fortunate than us or those who have fallen on hard times.

“Ramadan is all about giving, charity and sharing. We pray for everyone and feel this is want Allah would want us to be doing.

“We are one big community and we will come to the aid of everybody we can.

“Everybody in the community will support us too, that was proven by the response to the attack on the Mosque.”

Elgin Mosque is currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis, with Muslims being asked to stay at home during Ramadan.

Ramadan, which started on Thursday evening, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims ‘fast’ by not eating or drinking during daylight hours, and use the time for prayer and reflection.

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