Muslims in Michigan are observing the holy month of Ramadan by fasting, praying and… fighting hunger. The Michigan Muslim Community Council’s (MMCC) annual Ramadan Fight against Hunger campaign plans to collect and distribute over fifty tons of food to people across the state.
“Two pillars of Islam are fasting and charity,” says Sumaiya Ahmed, MMCC Communications Director. “During this blessed month of Ramadan, there is no better way to give back than to gather masses of people and have them do something for those in need while fasting. This is not something that is done just in Ramadan, but we like to emphasize its importance during this month.”