“Those who contribute money to mosques for Iftar and conduct Zakat…kindly donate that fund (if possible and after discussing) to mosques committee. The committee can collect the fund and distribute equally among poor Hindu and Muslim community members,” a statement by the association noted. The association also appealed to display names of the contributors for transparency.
Ketuapul Jama Masjid, one of nearly 40,000 mosques in Bengal, has distributed daily consumables and money among many Hindus.
“We have contributed from Zakat fund to about 300 persons, of which 25% persons are Muslims. Other mosques distributing among all communities as well,” said Sekh Hasanijjaman, office administrator of the Katuapul mosque in Howrah, one of the worst COVID-19 hit districts of the State.
Curtsy: www.thehindu.com, by Suvojit Bagchi