Kigali Marriott shares iftar with Nyamirambo Muslim community

By IGIHE
On 7 June 2018 at 04:34

Kigali Marriott Hotel staff has joined the Muslim community in Nyamirambo, Nyarugenge District, to share an evening meal commonly known as ‘iftar’.

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.

Kigali Marriott Hotel staff sharing iftar with Muslims at Mar’wa Rah’Man Mosque in Rwarutabura, Nyamirambo on Wednesday
Kigali Marriott Hotel staff pose for a photo as they wait for iftar time at Mar’wa Rah’Man Mosque in Rwarutabura, Nyamirambo
Imam of Mar’wa Rah’Man Mosque, Sheikh Daoud Niyigena
Kigali Marriott’s Human Resource Manager Aisha Nante Mambo serves meals to children in the mosque in Nyamirambo, Wednesday.
Kigali Marriott’s Human Resource Manager Aisha Nante Mambo taking iftar together with fellow Muslims in the mosque in Nyamirambo, Wednesday.
Kigali Marriott's associates (middle) serves meals to Muslims in the mosque at Rwarutabura in Nyamirambo, Kigali.
Kigali Marriott's associates (middle) speaks to fellow Muslims during the iftar sharing in the mosque at Rwarutabura in Nyamirambo, Kigali
Nyamirambo Muslim community and Kigali Marriott staff sharing iftar on Wednesday.

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