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By Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, June 5, 2016
Muslims are to distribute 50 tons of food to the needy across southeastern Michigan during the holy month of Ramdan, which starts Sunday night
For Shaykh Mohamed Almasmari, the month of Ramadan is not only about his personal spiritual life, but also about helping others.
"One of the greatest objectives of the month of Ramadan is understanding what others are going through, those who are less fortunate," said Almasmari, the religious leader of the Unity Center mosque in Bloomfield Hills. "By not eating during the day, we understand their struggle."
Observant Muslims fast from food and water from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan, which starts tonight at sundown for many Muslims. In keeping with the season's theme of sacrifice and remembering the poor, the Michigan Muslim Community Council has created a program called the Ramadan Fight Against Hunger, which will collect and distribute more than 50 tons of food to the hungry across southeastern Michigan over the 30 days of Ramadan. Mosques and Muslim groups in metro Detroit are helping with the effort, which is in its fifth year and feeds people of all backgrounds and faiths.
To read more: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/06/05/ramadan-muslims-feed-hungry/85337748/