Providing Iftar to Families of Hospital Patients

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.


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Project Leader

Arif Kabani

Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

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Map of Providing Iftar to Families of Hospital Patients