Ramadan 1441/2020 – Feed the Fasting Program – Weekend Iftar Pack
Dear Students and Staff,
Assalaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,
We pray this message reaches you in the best of Imaan, health and safety.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged us to feed the fasting person:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “He who provides a fasting person something with which to break his fast, will earn the same reward as the one who was observing the fast, without diminishing in any way the reward of the latter.” [At-Tirmidhi].
The current COVID-19 situation is a trying time for all of us. It is a time for us to be patient and hope reward from Allah, a time to return to Allah in repentance and a time to reform our lives in a positive way.
In light of this, the Muslim Chaplain of UQ and the Muslim Chaplain Volunteers Team of UQ are organizing meals to be distributed on the weekend during Ramadhan to university students in UQ. One of the reasons we are putting great effort into this is to help alleviate the difficulties that our international students are facing financially due to the current COVID19 situation. Registration is essential for students to collect their packed meal. More information about registration can be found below.
We have estimated that the total cost of the meals for each weekend will be $2000. To help fund this iftar, we would like to ask for your generous donations to help make this effort a success and, more importantly, attain great rewards in this blessed month of Ramadan. Donations can be made into the bank account listed below:
Account Name: Muslim Chaplaincy Services LTD
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account No.: 1063 8967
Reference: Iftar 2020
We will be distributing packed food on the following dates to university students *depending on availability of donations allocated for each day:
Saturday 9th May 2020
Sunday 10th May 2020
Saturday 16th May 2020
Sunday 17th May 2020
Prepacked Iftar Registration
Registration for Saturday 9th May collection are open now and close on Friday 8th May at 2pm.
Registration for Sunday 10th May collection are open now and close on Friday 8th May at 6pm.
Registration for Saturday 16th May collection open on Monday 11 May, 7pm and close on Thursday 14th May at 6pm.
Registration for Sunday 17th May collection open on Monday 11 May, 7pm and close on Thursday 14th May at 6pm
1. Choose which day of iftar you would like using this link and fill in the form with your details
2. You will receive a confirmation coupon via email with your date of collection and collection point 4 hours after registration closes. *Note that confirmation coupon is dependent on the availability of donations allocated
3. Pick up prepacked iftar
1. Arrive at collection point on date, time and location stated on coupon confirmation email
2. Present your confirmation coupon to one of our volunteers
3. Upon verification, you will be given 1 prepacked iftar meal
Students who are collecting their prepacked iftar meals must practice social distancing in accordance with Government guidelines by keeping a minimum of 1.5 metres away from others. Failure to do so puts everyone at risk.
May Allah give us an Iman filled Ramadan with many good deeds, Ameen.
Imam Aslam Hussain
UQ Muslim Chaplain