For Rotorua’s Muslim community Ramadan is a time to share and what better way to do that than by sharing a meal with the city’s homeless.
Members of the community prepared food for those in need at Love Soup Rotorua this week before sitting down and eating together – to show “they [homeless] were not invisible”.
Shiffa Harunani said Muslims were coming to the end of Ramadan, a religious month where they fasted from sunrise to sunset.
They tried to fast with both their mouths and with their actions, “to be a good human being”, Mrs Harunani said.
She said she and her husband donated food to charity Love Soup Rotorua each week, but as part of Ramadan they decided to cook the dinner themselves.
They also invited the Muslim community to join, Mrs Harunani said.
One of the things Muslims did at Ramadan was to share, she said.
Her husband Aladina Harunani said a part of fasting was to understand what those less fortunate went through.