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MAM Distributes Food Packs to Needy Muslims.

MAM Distributes Food Packs to Needy Muslims.

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has appealed to both international and local donors to extend their support to the organization as it endeavors to provide assistance to needy and vulnerable individuals across the country during the holy month of Ramadan.

Speaking during the distribution of Ramadan food packs on the 14th of March 2024, the Executive Secretary for MAM, Dackdu Rajab Amir, underscored the critical importance of ensuring that Muslims throughout the country have access to adequate supply of food to help them break their fasting at dusk.

“Today with the help from a Kenyan organization called Helping Hands for Relief and Development we have managed to distribute hampers to over 300 families from Blantyre and surrounding areas,” he said.

Emphasizing MAM’s role as the overarching body representing Muslims in the nation, Amir highlighted the organization’s commitment to fulfilling its mandate to ensure that needs of the Muslim community are taken care of, particularly during Ramadan.

Amir said that MAM is aware of the challenges faced by many within the Muslim populace, especially those grappling with economic hardship and food insecurity. The organization’s appeal for donations is driven by a deep-seated commitment to alleviate the struggles faced by individuals and families during this sacred period of fasting and spiritual reflection.

As a custodian of the welfare of Muslims in Malawi, MAM recognizes the significance of collective action in addressing the pressing needs of the community, and thus calls upon donors to extend their generosity in support of this noble cause.

He also said MAM intends to distribute food items in other districts as well.

In its ongoing efforts to uphold the principles of compassion and solidarity, MAM remains steadfast in its mission to serve as a beacon of hope and assistance for those in need. The organization endeavors to ensure that the poor and the needy are assisted accordingly, fostering the spirit of unity and shared responsibility within the Muslim community.

In this revered month, MAM’s appeal resonates as a call to action for individuals and organizations alike to contribute towards the noble cause of providing sustenance and support to those who are less fortunate, embodying the true essence of compassion and generosity encapsulated by the spirit of Ramadan.

One of the beneficiaries Marriam Julias from Kapyepye village Traditional Authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo district has commended MAM for diligently identifying the beneficiaries.

She said she never expected to get a call from MAM informing her that she is on the list of beneficiaries of Ramadan food packs.

Considering that not everyone will benefit, Julias said she will share with her neighbors and urged others to do the same.

“We were only breaking fast with water only, sometimes I would fail to wake up from bed due to lack of energy on an empty stomach,” she said.

“Islam teaches us to be very kind and considerate to others,” she said.


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