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Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Peace and blessings be upon you,
On Sunday May 24, the Muslim communities of Edmonton will be serving a roast beef lunch to the homeless at the Boyle Street Community Service. The goal is to spark conversations on shared values of service and charity, build meaningful connections and to develop a sense of social consciousness.
The dinner is run by young volunteers in the Muslim community and is backed by Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA), a social service organization with a twenty-year history in Edmonton.
A typical dinner provides 800 hearty meals to those most in need. The event involves an average of 70 people putting in 300+ hours of volunteer time. Previously, the dinners were an annual affair, but the program has increased in frequency and participation.
We would like to give you all the opportunity to participate and give back to your own community through this charitable initiative.
It was reported on the authority of Abdullah bin Salam that the messenger (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said when he entered Al-Madina: "O people! Spread greetings of peace, feed [the poor and needy], behave kindly to your relatives, offer prayer when others are asleep, and [thus] enter Paradise in peace."