Hot Meals for the Homeless: a Benefit in Zaporizhzhia

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Zaporizhzhia Muslims also joined the all-Ukrainian initiative of “Alraid” Islamic Cultural Centres and, while the  cold returned in its most bitter manifestation, cooked 50 portions of homemade mutton pilaf, packed each of them individually with bread and utensils, and went to a local Railway Station.

It’s the station’s waiting room where many homeless people can find shelter when it’s cold - the only place, actually, where they have a chance to somehow warm up. Not to mention that hot homemade meals aren’t something they have very often. For that reason, the homeless greeted the Muslim volunteers and thanked them very warmly, too.

According to the ICC’s Imam, Muhammad Mamutov, “those people are deprived of things that we consider ordinary, such as coziness, warmth and support from family and friends. Still even in a situation like that, they manage not to lose hope and take care of their companions in misfortune.”

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