The Other Side of Ramadan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1779_E1A20 Those who in charity spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. -Holy Qur’an, 2:274
Ramadan is not only an occasion to enhance our personal spiritual lives, but also those of others. As Yara Elmjouie explains in the above AJ+ video, a big component of marking the holy month is with charity and outreach. In addition to attending iftars (meals that break the fast every day) and speaker events, Ramadan is an opportune time for Muslims to come together in other meaningful ways, by contributing to charity work and providing donations for the less fortunate. ICCNC youth and volunteers, shown in the video distributing meals to needy neighborhood communities in Oakland, have successfully managed to cook and deliver food to over 100 local homeless every Saturday during the current month. May Allah reward the efforts of the charitable.