Muslims Help Needy Seattleites on Ramadan

September 29, 2007



SEATTLE - Local Muslims surprised homeless men and women on the streets of Seattle with gifts Saturday.

The act of charity was part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and part of Muslim Humanitarian Day, which is celebrated in many other cities.

In the Muslim faith, generously giving to the poor is an essential duty.

"There's so much media about what people see as Muslims being terrorists ... or something crazy like that," said Faiyaz Farouk. "In actuality, Muslims are very peace-loving, giving people."