Regina Muslim group gives thanks for mosque with food bank donation

Source: CBC News

Regina Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at members are donating hundreds of kilograms of food to the Regina Food Bank today as a thank-you for their new place of worship.

While the group has donated to the food bank in previous years, this year’s offering is a special expression of gratitude for support the community received in building Saskatchewan’s first purpose-built mosque.

“After the construction of our brand new mosque, we established a promise to ourselves that we are here for the long run now. Every step of the way, especially in Regina, we will be supporting the community in any way possible,” said Imam Zeeshan Ahmed.

Mahmood Mosque

The Mahmood mosque opened last month. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community says the donation is to show gratitude for local support for the first purpose-built mosque in Saskatchewan. (Shahida Riffat/Twitter)

The donation comes at an important time, said Regina Food Bank CEO Steve Compton.

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