The holy month of Ramadaan has come and gone, and as Muslims around the country prepare to celebrate Eid, one Cape Town mosque has something special in store for those who find themselves without a home or unable to feed their families.
The Masjidul Quds mosque in Gatesville has long been a hub beaming with goodwill and kindness and has served as a donation collecting point in Cape Town for quite some time.
This year has been no different. The mosque, which is said to have around 6000 congregates, has managed to donate more than R1.5 million for those in need, as per IOL.
Collecting money is not the only way the mosque has helped out various communities across Cape Town. The soup kitchen at the mosque provided daily warm meals to thousands of families across the Cape, reaching mouths in Delft, Langa, and Kraaifontein.
“We are extremely pleased at this record-breaking achievement on the part of Sanzaf and wish to thank their dedicated staff,” said mosque spokesperson Sataar Parker.
“Our congregation has risen to the true spirit of the Islamic dictum of ‘in the hands of those who have lies the right of those who don’t’.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Judicial Council (SA) and the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) honoured these workers at a ceremony held at the Darul Islam High School Hall last week for their dedication to provide the City’s residents with essential services. The event was attended by Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis.