Winnipeg’s Muslim community shares meal to raise money for ‘forgotten crisis’ in Yemen

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Members of the city's Muslim community met Friday night at the Winnipeg Grand Mosque on Waverley Street for a fundraising iftar, the nightly meal following a day of fasting for Ramadan, to raise money for people suffering during the civil war in Yemen. 

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Members of the city’s Muslim community met Friday night at the Winnipeg Grand Mosque on Waverley Street for a fundraising iftar, the nightly meal following a day of fasting for Ramadan, to raise money for people suffering during the civil war in Yemen. 

“The month of Ramadan is not just about holding ourselves as Muslims from eating and drinking, but charity and being generous in supporting others both locally and abroad,” said Usama Khan, CEO of Islamic Relief Canada, the organization that held the event. 

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Members of Winnipeg's Muslim community gathered for a fundraising iftar — the breaking of Ramadan fast — at the Winnipeg Grand Mosque on Friday. The event raised money for humanitarian aid in Yemen. (Jeff Stapleton/CBC)

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