Triangle Muslims Devote Efforts to Disaster Relief

August 24, 2010

Author: Mark Hensch

Source: The News Observer

For Pakistani Muslims in the Triangle, this year's observance of Ramadan is especially poignant, as they watch their homeland try to recover from massive floods that have killed 1,500 and left 6 million homeless.

During the monthlong Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink sunrise to sunset, focusing on their faith and charity over the body's basic needs.

"Helping people in need is critical to our faith," said Imran Aukhil, spokesman for the Islamic Association of Raleigh.