Aleppo, Syria, Jun 16, 2016 / 23:08 pm
Despite the war raging around them, Syriac Orthodox Christians in Aleppo have decided to provide food to poor Muslim families throughout the Islamic month of Ramadan.
According to Agenzia Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, faithful of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo are offering breakfast and evening meals to "the poorest Muslim families" living in the predominantly Christian and Armenian Sulaimaniyah neighborhood of the city.
The distribution center for the food, which is prepared by the Christian families themselves, is located at the archdiocese's Cathedral of St. Ephrem the Syrian.
Ramadan is a Muslim month of intense prayer and fasting which commemorates the revelation of the Quran to Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Meals are not taken during daylight hours, though food and drink are served before dawn and after sunset.