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.
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