Providing Iftar to Families of Hospital Patients

 
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Ramadan: It is from the principles of taqwaa and Islam is not complete without it; Fasting brings about an increase in in faith and attainment of patience while training oneself for hardships and understand the reality of so many who are less unfortunate than us.  

The holy month of Ramadan this year was observed in the humid weather of July; Ramadan, the holy moth is observed in the month of Shaban. The month lasts for 29-30 days based on the visual sighting of the crescent moon which culminates in celebration of Eid.

Fatima Memorial hospital is a Not for Profit organization whose core philosophy of functioning of is cross subsidization where funds generated from affording patients are utilized for the benefit of underprivileged and indigents and FMH has been providing treatment and care for the needy and deserving since last 37 years.

This year in the month of Ramadan, the hospital faculty not only ensured that proper medical treatment of deserving patients is provided for but providing iftar to their attendants who had been fasting all day both at sunset and sunrise

With the rising inflation and current economic conditions of the country, the hospital sees so many patients and their families who cannot afford medical care or a decent meal; through this endeavor the hospital ensures that no patient, attendant or family member goes hungry during the holy month of Ramazan.

We hope to continue our efforts in the coming years like we always had.

You can help us by donating generously so that we can continue again next year.

Jul 7, 2014

Ramadan: A time of compassion

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The holy month Ramadan has begun, where the Muslim world prays and observes fast; This annual observance is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam where Muslims thank Allah for the blessing bestowed upon them. Ramadan lasts for 29 to 30 days depends on visual sightings of the crescent moon.

In this month of fasting Muslims fast before sunrise till sunset and refrain from food and drinks Ramadan follows a lunar calendar and this year in Pakistan, it has fallen in the humid summers and last up to 17 hours.

Fatima Memorial Hospital has been taking care of needy and deserving patients for the last 37 years and tried to serve them in the best way we can.  In this holy month many patients came with their relatives and since they are very poor and will remain hungry while there loved one is being treated.

In this month of Ramadan, the hospital ensures that not only are the patients are well taken care off there loved ones are too. 

Every deserving patient and there attendants are provided with food to open their fast.

One meal may not sufficient for a whole day but it is a blessing for these patients and their families. Ramadan is the month of blessings and we feel privileged to be serving our guests.  

We are thankful for the opportunity that we have to serve the less fortunate and we are even more thankful for your support for the holy month of Ramadan.

Fatima Memorial Hospital has kept this tradition from the last three decades, but due to devaluation of Pakistani currency, inflation and economic conditions it is becoming very difficult with each passing year.

To continue  we need your support. With your help we will continue our mission as we are doing from the last 37 years.

Please donate generously for this cause as everyone deserves a meal after he or she breaks a fast.

Mar 7, 2014

Almost that time of the year again

The Holy month of Ramadan this year will be with us at the end of June, a time to be thankful of the bounties bestowed upon us and be aware of the needs of the people that surround us.

It is the Islamic month of fasting where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and this year it is in the middle of the summer and can be as long as 15 hours.

As a not for profit hospital we serve patients from all walks of life for whom medical treatment is out of reach due to severe economic problems.

These patients are accompanied by their families who are not able to buy food to break their fast as funds are scarce and cannot be wasted even if it means not eating for the whole day.

To fix the heart wrenching realities of each patient might not be in our reach but during the holy month we ensure the patients and their families don’t have to worry about where their next meal in the month of Ramazan will come from.

We are thankful for the opportunity that we have to serve the less fortunate and we are even more thankful for your support for the month of Ramadan.

We have kept the tradition alive for more than three decades but with the devaluing currency, inflation and economic conditions it is becoming harder and harder with each passing year.

With your help we hope to continue like we always had.

Please donate generously for this cause as everyone deserves a meal after he or she breaks his or her fast.

Dec 16, 2013

Ramadan - A time to be grateful

The Holy month of Ramadan is all about being thankful for the bounties that have been bestowed upon us.

A time to reflect and ponder; a time to look around and realize how lucky we are.

Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.

While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food. Food and drink is than served daily, before sunrise and after sunset.

Fatima Memorial Hospital is a charitable hospital serving patients regardless of their means to pay for the past 36 years.

In the course of this time, numerous deserving patients and their families have come in from far away with a glimmer of hope that refuses to fade. We keep that hope alive and serve them in the best way we possibly can. These are very poor patients who sometimes don’t even have the money for the fare back to their homes let alone money for food.

The opening of the fast at sunset is called Iftar and every Ramadan for the past 36 years countless families and relatives are at Fatima Memorial Hospital during iftar. We ensure everyone present at the hospital is served iftar during this blessed month.

The amount may seem small for a meal but for some of our patients and their families, one complete meal a day is a blessing.

We are thankful for the opportunity that we have to serve the less fortunate and we are even more thankful for your support for the month of Ramadan.

We have kept the tradition alive for more than three decades but with the devaluing currency, inflation and economic conditions it is becoming harder and harder with each passing year.

With your help we hope to continue like we have always had.

Please donate generously for this cause as everyone deserves a meal after he or she breaks his or her fast.

Sep 5, 2013

Help us keep our tradition alive

Ramadan is a time of reflection to be thankful for the blessing bestowed on us.

Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon

While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food. Food and drink is then served daily, before sunrise and after sunset.

The opening of the fast at sunset is called Iftar and every Ramadan for the past 36 years countless families and relatives are at Fatima Memorial Hospital during iftar.

The hospital is a charitable hospital with 85% of the patients provided treatment free of cost or at subsidized rates thus the patients and their loved ones attending to them cannot afford to break to their fast because of the lack of finances.

The amount may seem small for a meal but for some of our patients and their families, one complete meal a day is a blessing. We are not in the position to fund meals for everyone who comes in but in the month of Ramadan we try to ensure everyone present at the hospital open his fast with us.

We have kept the tradition alive for more than three decades but with the devaluing currency, inflation and economic conditions it is becoming harder and harder with each passing year.

With your help we hope to continue like we always had.

Please donate generously for this cause as everyone deserves a meal after he or she breaks his fast.

Please donate generously for this cause as everyone deserves a meal after he or she breaks his fast.

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Arif Kabani

Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

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