During Ramadan, both fasting and acts of charity are obligatory upon Muslims who are able to do so. Fasting from sunrise to sunset is representative of a spiritual cleansing, an effort to become closer to God, and an attempt to gain a better understanding of human suffering. The act of fasting calls for Muslims to practice self-discipline and sacrifice, as well as reflect upon and show compassion for the poor and less fortunate.
In Arab Unity School, many of our non – Muslim students and staff are also fasting, behaving in a reflective and spiritual way and donating, in support of their Muslim friends.
We are all reminded to be generous and increase our charitable activities.
The senior school are hoping to do a collection between Sunday and Tuesday this week in order to provide grocery items to a local organisation to help feed up to 120,000 labourers in the final days of Ramadan and thereafter.
We would be very grateful if you would send any of the following non-perishable food items with your child from Sunday 26th until Tuesday 28th May 2019:
Chickpeas, salt, sugar, semolina, Black chana, Lipton tea, Basmati rice, Masdoor dahl, Wheat flour, Toor daal, Rainbow milk, biscuits, Fruit juice and cakes.
We would also be grateful to any students who would be able and willing to volunteer to hand out the grocery bags, alongside the Model Service Society, the community development authority and approved non-profit organisation that we will be providing with our goods.
Parents are requested to send a letter to Ms Pratheepa and Ms Tasneem giving authority for their children to volunteer and we will be in touch with you regarding times and venues.
Thank you in advance for your kindness.