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Muslims in Halifax reflect Ramadan’s values by sharing cars

The fast during Ramadan in Canada is one of the longest in the world. Muslims fast for about 18 hours a day here while they have to meet their duties for work and other responsibilities.

According to rahyafte ( the missionaries and converts website): About 20 people have filled out forms to get picked up to the mosque so far, while six are willing to help, said Farhat.

“We shared the link to the form on our Facebook page, so people can see it,” said Farhat.

Many others may take advantage of the initiative in the upcoming days. “We host around 400 people on daily basis to pray the night prayer,” said the Imam Abdallah Yousri.

Parking is not an issue as the mosque is surrounded by a big parking lot. “We usually have enough space.” said Yousri. “We share it with two other buildings, and it’s all ours at night.”

Abdellah Said is known among the mosque visitors as Abu-Nael. He’s picking up some of his neighbours in Beechville to take them to Umma Mosque on Chebucto Road in central Halifax.

Umma Mosque opened in 2011. It can host up to one thousand worshipers.

Carpooling “is common here in Canada,” said Abu-Nael. “We don’t have many people in the Fajr congregational prayer,” he said. “If it’s because of the transportation then the carpooling is in place, so people who would like to come for the fajer, can come.”

Said is volunteering with his car to help others to get to the mosque. He said that will make more people able pray. And then “We get more reward for that,” he said.

“It’s not only for the month (Ramadan).”

In Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, and they break the fast during the night. Therefore, they usually eat two meals. The first is called Suhoor, and it’s before the fast as early as 4 a.m. The second is Iftar and it’s eaten just after sunset.

Umma invites people to have the Iftar meal at the mosque. “We break our fasting together at the mosque – three days a week,” said Yousri.

“It’s a free Iftar provided by the mosque,” he said. “Anyone is welcomed to sponsor the Iftar,” he added, “We get donations from people who come to the mosque.”

The fast during Ramadan in Canada is one of the longest in the world. Muslims fast for about 18 hours a day here while they have to meet their duties for work and other responsibilities.

surce:hawzah news

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