The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in partnership with Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) and Muslim Hands embarked on a joint project to assist underprivileged communities in and around Cape Town on Saturday. About 600 blankets was distributed.
According to the MJC’s deputy president Sheikh Riad Fataar, the community should work together so that righteousness and goodness can prevail.
“We are already experiencing the cold weather conditions of winter. Many people in our own communities and even more so in informal settlements are experiencing the harshness of the cold. Therefore, the MJC has now decided to assist these communities, through the help of their imam’s,” Fataar explained.
The communities of Langa, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Mfuleni were distribution locations for the joint winter project on Saturday morning. Most of these are areas consist of informal settlements where residents are in dire need of the basic necessities to fight the cold this winter.
The blankets were donated by IRSA and Muslim Hands whom receive donations from the local communities. Fataar encouraged those by the means to assist a family this winter by donating an item which will make living through this cold winter just a bit easier.
Fataar said: “People stood outside in their areas, waiting for a blanket. This initiative is also aimed at assisting the arms of the local imam’s in the area. These imam’s are constantly working towards helping their impoverished communities through efforts like these.” VOC (Ra’eesah Isaacs)