The feasts sharing held on Wednesday as part of the Kigali Marriott’s spirit to serve the community saw the hotel’s 21 employees joining the Muslim community at Mar’wa Rah’Man Mosque in Rwarutabura, Nyamirambo Sector.
Kigali Marriott’s Human Resource Manager Aisha Nante Mambo, who led the delegation to Nyamirambo, told IGIHE that they chose the mosque in Rwarutabura because there are members who do not have the privilege to enjoy festivities like Ramadhan.
“In line with Ramadhan, we saw that the best way to serve the community is to share iftar with the Muslim community. Some of our associates who pray from this mosque told us that there are women and families who do not have enough to share iftar; so instead of taking the meal to the city where everyone can afford, we decided to share with the people who are really in need,” she said.
Encouraging everyone especially Muslims to keep supporting the disadvantaged, Mrs. Mambo said, “Being a Muslim myself, we should not stop giving and supporting one another.”
Imam of Mar’wa Rah’Man Mosque, Sheikh Daoud Niyigena appreciated Kigali Marriott’s support for the iftar, saying that the selection of beneficiaries considered most their members in need.
“We really appreciate Marriott Hotel for sharing iftar with us. It is a support and good gesture as they join us to share the meal. The one who gives iftar to somebody receives additional rewards from Allah. We are very happy and pray Allah to give you rewards for the support,” he told the visitors quoting in part the Prophet Mohammed.
Millions of devout Muslims around the world observe the holy fasting month of Ramadhan every year. For this year, the month started on May 17 and is expected to end on June 14. During the month, Muslims observe fasting and break it at sunset.