Council of Ukrainian Muslims

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10.06.2020 / 9

While delivering Ramadan grocery packs to the needy Muslims of Kherson region, people from CSUAUA “Alraid” and RAMU “Umma”s attention was caught by an elderly couple who met them in one of the households. The old lady was so happy to see them that she gave the Zaporizhzhia Islamic Cultural Centre’s Director, Mr.Hamza Issa, a huge hug. While speaking to the couple, the guests learned that there was no point in putting the goods they bought into the fridge, for theirs had been dysfunctional long ago. That’s when they decided to get the couple a new one - an idea implemented on the threshold of Eid al-Fitr.

They decided to make a surprise, so they informed the elderly couple of their coming visit, but not of its purpose. So the guests were greeted by the old lady who was a bit confused: they still had quite many of the food the volunteers brought last time, so they weren’t expecting another round of help any time soon.

Her confusion further grew when the guests pulled a large cardboard box from their trunk, put it upright and removed the cover to reveal a brand new refrigerator! She couldn’t believe her eyes and kept looking at the home appliance while their old fringe was carried outside and then the newcomer was placed in its spot.

The volunteers took advantage of the unpacking and installing fuss, and discretely filled the machine with food, so when the elderly couple finally opened the door, they saw chicken, vegetables, fruit, preserves, eggs, dairies and sauces! The old people could hardly hold their tears, and Mr.Issa got another huge thank-you hug.

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