Muslim Community came together to host a meal for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Tablecloths were laid out along a street as many Muslims (living in the area surrounding the tower) and volunteers from the Charity Penny Appeal came together to cater for those who were observing the Ramadan fast, anyone was welcome to join in.
At the sound of the Maghrib Adhan, people broke their fasts and Iftar meal was served along with water, fizzy drinks, fruits and bread.
Twitter users described the kind gesture as, “That’s the Muslim attitude”.
It was another attempt to help those affected by the fire.
Hundreds of people have donated clothes and food, and a number of fundraisers have raised over £3M so far.
Zia Salik, the head of fundraising at the Charity Islamic Relief, told that his team and the volunteers have worked tirelessly to help with the rescue effort. He said, “There was a huge outpouring from the community to say ‘we want to do something’.”
It came out later that Muslims who were awake for Ramadan helped save many lives after they noticed the fire had started and alerted other residents.
A witness told the media, “Muslims played a big part in getting people out”.