'Ramadan Kitchen' Gives Syrian Refugees A Taste Of Home

Najwa Kareem
Posted June 25, 2018 from United States

As Salaamu Alaikum/Hello,

I hadn't visited Laila Al-Arian's twitter account in a while so I thought I'd take a short break from doing some work at the computer and have a look. Scrolling down, I came across a piece Laila's sister Lama Al-Arian did. I wish I would have seen this, read this, and posted it during the month of Ramadan. Nonetheless, it is never too late to learn about how people are assisting refugees in unique and uplifting ways.

Thanks Lama for sharing your terrific piece with us.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/06/12/618975452/ramadan-k...

Hope all those who celebrated Eid had a festive, happy, and memorable one!!

Najwa 

 

 

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  • Chinyere Okoh
    Jun 25
    Jun 25

    Thanks Lama and thank you for sharing.

  • Tarke Edith
    Jun 26
    Jun 26

    Helo Lama thank you for taking care of refugees at the of ramadam indeed you have made them to feel home thank you for that iniciative

  • jlanghus
    Jun 26
    Jun 26

    Thanks, Najwa, for sharing Lama's NPR interview. It's great to hear some positive news on people assisting refugees.

  • Sharon Makunura
    Jun 26
    Jun 26

    Thanks Najwa, its never too late to share the good work that surrounds us.

  • Najwa Kareem
    Jun 26
    Jun 26

    It's nice you all were able to read Lama's piece. I am happy to have made it available to you.

    Syria in Ramadan before the war began will always have a special place in my heart. Being there and being among the people and experiencing their generosity and warmth is something I will never forget. In the West, one doesn't feel Ramadan. When I was in Syria, I felt Ramadan. I felt it in the air, in the streets, at the time of Iftar in people's homes and at the restaurant, at the time of Suhur, etc. I cry just thinking about it and imagining what once was is no longer. It is completely surreal to me. What has happened in Syria and what continues to happen is an unforgiveable tragedy.

    Najwa

  • Tamarack Verrall
    Jun 27
    Jun 27

    Dear Najwa,

    I also cried when I read your post here and the link to the love and generosity of the people who have created and work in Ramadan Kitchen. This is the generosity needed worldwide. I have learned so much from Syrian people who have recently moved to my country. Thank you for posting this, for carrying this message and for the work you do.

    In sisterhood,
    Tam

  • Beth Lacey
    Jun 27
    Jun 27

    Thanks for sharing.
    Beth

  • Olubee
    Jun 28
    Jun 28

    Dear sis,
    Thanks for sharing these story.Its amazing how people share with others especially at the time of fasting.Thanks for sharing these beautiful story.

  • Stephanie Mah
    Jun 29
    Jun 29

    Hi sister Lama,thanks for taking carer of the refregee,and thanks for sharing with use.

  • SIMON MUREU
    Jun 29
    Jun 29

    Understand that charity is the greatest religion in this Erth

  • Najwa Kareem
    Jul 02
    Jul 02

    You are very welcome Sister Tamarack and thank you too for your work. To the others whose comments were received after Sr. Tamarack sent hers, it was my pleasure to share and may all of our works be of assistance to others and make a contribution to a better world reality.

    In peace,
    Najwa

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Jul 12
    Jul 12

    Hi Kareem, the refugees are always in need of good people with good gestures. Thanks for sharing.

  • Najwa Kareem
    Aug 08
    Aug 08

    You're right.

    It's my pleasure.