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“I am asking us to think of those who have nothing.  Don’t have a Ramadan where you eat, but you’re not checking to see who is eating—just where you live; next door, around the corner.  This Ramadan will be the best Ramadan if The Fast makes us concerned about others who have nothing to eat and no water to drink. 

I am asking us, as Muslims, to rise to the command of God.  I am asking The Muslim Ummah during this Ramadan: Don’t partake of the joy of it without thinking about those of the Muslim community who have nothing to eat, no water to drink, no hospital to go to, living in tents … .” 

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan expressed the above sentiments on “The Ummah Reflects” podcast, on March 11, which marked the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan observance for Muslims in the United States. 

Muslims in various Nation of Islam mosques and study groups around the country prepared and distributed meals to communities in acts of service during the first week of Ramadan. The F.O.I. (Fruit of Islam) and M.G.T. and G.C.C. (Muslim Girls Training and General Civilization Class) worked together and handed out delicious, homemade food to those in need. —The Final Call