Group feeds over 7,500 indigent Muslims during Ramadan
With the end of 2015 Ramadan being celebrated today, the newly inaugurated Bodija Muslim Youth Forum (BOMYOF) has said that over 7,500 people benefitted from the group’s free Iftar (break of fast meal) throughout the holy month.
The chairman of the Forum, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun told newsmen in Ibadan during one of the Iftar programmes.
Balogun said over 250 people resident in Bodija and its environs of Ibadan benefited daily from the free meal exercise from the start of the fasting on June 18 till yesterday, when the curtains fell on the spiritual exercise.
Balogun said that the Forum decided to provide free meal to the people in Ibadan when it discovered that many people were unable to provide meal for their family during this fasting period.
He said it was also to cushion the effects on some government workers who have not been able to receive their monthly salary as well as those encountering financial difficulty in
feeding their family.
He said that Islamic religion in its nature implored those who were rich to assist the needy during the month of Ramadan and beyond because of its spiritual benefits.
Balogun stressed that it was more rewarding to assist the needy during the month of Ramadan in line with Islamic dictates.
“This iftar programme is organised for Muslims within Bodija Estate and its Environs even though people of other faith also break fast with us here daily,’’ he said.
On funding of the programme, Balogun said that some kind- hearted Muslims have been contributing to its success both in kind and cash.
He, however, appealed to other well-meaning Muslims to emulate the kind gesture in order to reap from the full benefits associated with such act.