Officers and staff from the Muslim Police Association came together with the local Northampton Mosque to serve food to the homeless at the Northampton Night Shelter to mark the end of Ramadhan – a month where Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.
On Sunday, 2 July, the officers and staff in partnership with the local imam and members of the community, served up a warm meal to the homeless with a message of unity and showing solidarity.
Sophia Perveen, chair of the Muslim Police Association in Northamptonshire, said: “The month of Ramadhan is special for Muslims across the world, and refraining from eating and drinking during long hours of the day can really give you an insight into what those less fortunate must feel on daily basis.
“As a service, we help people, and it felt right to support the local imam in feeding those less fortunate at the homeless shelter to mark the end of a month of fasting and the Eid celebrations that follow.”
Imam Sayfullah, from Abington Jaame Mosque, said: “The Night Shelter Eid Meal, borne out of desire to continue the spirit of Ramadhan, is hopefully the first of many regular ventures to provide welfare for our town’s residents. We pray all enjoyed the meal and company, as we certainly did.
"We take this opportunity to thank all those who helped make this possible. We look forward to working alongside our local community to uphold the values of humanitarianism in Northampton for all.”