Egypt's stocks mixed on Tuesday as main gauge EGX 30 falls 0.63%    IMF upgrades Egypt's real GDP growth 2022 forecasts to 5.6%    Al Khair River starts trading on Egypt's stock exchange today    Egypt works on charting cooperation strategies with international institutions for 5 years: Al-Mashat    Maha karara joins AAIB as Head of Corporate Communications, Sustainability    Over 2.4 million newborns examined for hearing impairment: Health Ministry    Netflix releases trailer of Arab adaption of 'Perfect Strangers' film    Balqees to headline concert celebrating launch of streaming giant LIVENow in MENA    Sawsan Badr to be honoured at Aswan Women Film Festival    Al-Sisi follows up on 'Great Transfiguration Project' in St. Catherine    Cairo, London stress need to strengthen cooperation to face climate change    Foreigners account for 22.6% of Egypt's T-bills issuances in 1H 2021: CBE    MP Abdel Hady Al-Qasby calls government to facilitate and support NGOs    Egypt's ambassador to Italy passes away    Egypt confirms readiness to help African countries face terrorism and extremism    An estimated 235 million people needed humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, an increase of 40% compared to 2020: IOM Egypt    Egypt, DRC discuss water cooperation during WYF    Egypt, DR Congo discuss boosting bilateral cooperation during WYF    Cameroonian police probe assault on three Algerian journalists covering AFCON    Pharaohs start AFCON 2021 campaign with fierce clash against Nigeria    Foreign Ministry opens capacity building course for French-speaking African diplomats    BRICS development bank admits Egypt as new member    Nermien Ismail Schools opens a new campus in O'West    Netherlands Embassy, E7kky Magazine celebrate success of 21 Egyptian women    Women make up 45% of Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority staff    Yas Island hosts travel partners at Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021    Olaf Scholz becomes Germany's new leader, ending Merkel 16-year historic era    Egypt's trade with Nile basin countries climbs 26% y-o-y in 9 months    The unvaccinated prohibited from entry to Egypt state institutions starting December 1    Egypt's iron and steel exports jump 197% in 8 months    Ethiopia halts work at its embassy in Egypt for 'economic reasons'    It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game    Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban    Shoukry reviews with Guterres Egypt's efforts to achieve SDGs, promote human rights    Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines    Johnson & Johnson: Second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19    Egypt to tax bloggers, YouTubers    Egypt's FM asserts importance of stability in Libya, holding elections as scheduled    Brazil calls up 8 EPL players for World Cup qualifying    We mustn't lose touch: Muller after Bayern win in Bundesliga    Egypt records 36 new deaths from Covid-19, highest since mid June    Egypt sells $3 bln US-dollar dominated eurobonds    Sisi calls on House, Senate to commence second legislative sessions on 3, 5 October    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    Qa'a play showing at Lycee El Horreya Theatre, Alexandria is a must go    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



A month of benevolence
Published in The Egyptian Gazette on 14 - 08 - 2010

CAIRO - Orphans and parentless children in Cairo have a chance to eat their fill and get new clothes for free during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began last Wednesday.
Each Ramadan day, charitable societies offers free Iftar meals, which poor children and their parents can eat at dusk to signal the end of the fast.
"Ramadan is a month of generosity," said Haj Abdul Hamid Elliwa, who runs a charitable society in Cairo, which donates thousands of meals every night to low-income people at "tables of mercy".
These are charity food tables set out on pavements during Ramadan, so that the poor, or any passerby for that matter, can break their fast for free.
Fajr el-Islam, a charitable society, plans to distribute new clothes and bulk supplies of food to the poor children during the whole month.
While the rest of the year is fairly bleak for the orphan children, Haj Elliwa of Fajr el-Islam said that they had to find some happiness in Ramadan, which had piety and charity at its core.
During Ramadan, he said, his association gets a seasonal boost as it receives gifts of food, money, toys and clothes from benevolent people.
Charity is a cornerstone of Islam, and takes on a special importance in Ramadan,- he added.
"Charity can be given to any Muslim in need. But orphans are mentioned in the hadith, or sayings of Prophet Mohamed, as particularly worthy recipients of charity," Haj Elliwa said.


Clic here to read the story from its source.