Volunteers cook and deliver meals to friends and neighbours ahead of the start of Ramadhan

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community cooked and distributed food and gifts to their friends, neighbours and colleagues in the Dewsbury, Batley and Spen Valley area ahead of the start of Ramadhan earlier this month.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 11:30 am
Judith Greenwood with Ahmad Shah Naz

More than 80 portions of rice with vegetables and chicken were cooked at home by the ladies of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association in the Spen Valley.

These were then delivered, together with chocolates, by a team of volunteers who are based at the Baitul Atta Mosque in Dewsbury.

Arif Ahmad, outreach co-ordinator of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the Spen Valley, said that the food distribution had been a real team effort.

Jibran Ahmad with Rev Helen Butler

“Our ladies had been cooking since early Sunday morning and all costs were borne by individuals from our community,” he said.

“We were delighted to receive so many heart-felt comments from our friends and neighbours – many of whom we have not seen for months.

"We will continue to help people in whatever way we can so that our mosque serves as a beacon of light for the entire community and a symbol of unity, togetherness and peace.”

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be holding a series of virtual iftar (breaking of the fast) functions throughout Ramadhan. For more information, visit www.bigvirtualiftar.co.uk.