The Muslim community plans to feed over 5000 Cape Town residents on Sunday. The initiative follows a successful mass Iftar in Cafda. Cordoned off streets in the Cafda community are not an uncommon sight, as the area is notorious for gang violence and gangsterism, however, this past Sunday it was a peaceful joyous sight as Muslims and non-Muslims shared a meal.
Peter Charles Street in Retreat was filled with smiles and laughter as about 1 200 Cafda residents share Iftar which was made possible by Masjid-Tul-Islamieya, Shireen Ishmail in collaboration with Carers Unite, Upcountry Feeding Hands, Shumeez Scott Foundation and the Girls Feeding Scheme.
This Iftar filled the street with different types of food, fruit and beverages stretching out about 200 metres for the community to devour. Iftar is the meal taken by Muslims in the evenings to break their daily fast during the month of Ramadan.
According to Upcountry Feeding Hands’ Shireen Ishmail, this mass iftar was the first of its kind in the Cafda community and it was a huge success.
“It was such an awesome experience, seeing everyone so grateful and happy. I would like to thank our sponsors, family and friends who donated to make this a possibility,” she said.
She added that they are now rallying donations for their next Iftar which will be held at the Cloetesville Stadium in Stellenbosch on Sunday 17 April. “This Easter Sunday together with Muslim Hands United for the Needy, African Muslim Agency, Stellenbosch Gujjal Islam, Shumeez Scott Foundation and SJ Community Hearts plan to host about 5 000 residents who will be at the stadium on Sunday. On this, one everyone is welcome,” she concluded.
If you would like to donate for this cause you can contact 062 895 0380 or email [email protected].