Eid: Muslim woman sets example, uses zakat money to help needy during lockdown
25, May 2020, 5:23 PM
Bengaluru: Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks. The three-day holiday is usually a time of travel, family get-togethers and lavish daytime feasts after weeks of dawn-to-dusk fasting. But this year many can only celebrate at home with immediate family, with virus fears dampening the holiday spirit.
However, the dampened spirit did not deter this woman in Bengaluru from feeding the needy and hungry. Dr Shama took up the initiative to feed the hungry and distribute ration kits to those in need since the lockdown was imposed across India. She used up her zakat money to ensure the hungry are fed and ration kits are delivered to the needy families. She also helped the migrant workers go back to their native towns and also helped PG students who could not afford to pay their rent during the lockdown.