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Volunteers on the Nice Mosque of Sulaymaniyah have been busy getting ready meals to distribute throughout Ramadan.
All kinds of individuals come to eat the meals and break their quick.
Dish. Rice. Subsequent. And repeat.
Placing 4,000 meals collectively is not any simple feat.
However volunteers on the Nice Mosque of Sulaymaniyah are usually not intimidated.
They’ve a course of in place for placing collectively meals in the course of the holy month of Ramadan.
After the rice – beans.
Subsequent – the lids, to make sure a tidy distribution.
In the meantime, within the mosque’s yard, lots of of individuals queue day-after-day in an effort to get considered one of these free meals.
“This restaurant is getting ready meals for iftar time in Ramadan,” explains Mohammed Hussein, the imam of the Nice Mosque of Sulaymaniyah, within the northern Kurdish area of Iraq.
Three thousand individuals break their quick right here, he says, whereas about 1,000 meals go to those that are sick or who can’t cook dinner at dwelling.
“So, it signifies that 4,000 persons are benefiting from this restaurant,” he says.
The individuals of Sulaymaniyah and surrounding areas donate the meals and different cooking supplies to the mosque.
Cleaners, distributors, staff, policemen and folks in want are among the many beneficiaries of this undertaking.
The mosque supplies meals throughout the remainder of the 12 months as effectively, however on a extra restricted scale than throughout Ramadan.
And everyone seems to be welcome to share the night meal.
“The Sulaymaniyah mosque is well-known in Sulaymaniyah they usually began a pleasant initiative for iftar,” says Ghazwan Mohammed, who has eaten the mosque’s meals.
“There are Arabs, Kurds, and all different ethnicities are coming right here, even from exterior Iraq,” he explains.
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