By Tareq Delwani, IOL Correspondent
beginning of Ramadan in Jordan on Friday, October 15, saw the launch of a series of charity activities to alleviate the burdens
of the poor families in the kingdom.
part of such efforts, the Jordanian government allocated 450,000 dinars to be distributed among the poor through the Ministry
of Social Development.
Ministry of Awkaf (religious endowments) will also send aid packages to the main mosques to deliver them to poor families
across the kingdom during the holy month.
ministry will host, like every year, Iftar banquets where food is given for free to poor Muslims and passers-by to break their
to official statistics, around 20 per cent of the Jordanian people life under the line of poverty, particularly in the south.
Friday, Al- Hussein Cancer Center launched its second annual campaign to raise funds and help provide excellent and comprehensive
cancer treatment to patients.
campaign will run for the entire month of Ramadan to raise 200000 dinars for poor patients who receive cancer treatment in
Al-Hussein Center," said HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the center.
can be made through sending SMS and dialing up the cancer numbers, she added in press statements.
sending the SMS 'life' to the designated number one dinar for each SMS will go directly to Al-Hussein Center.
Last Ramadan Jordan’s two giant mobile operators
launched a campaign in cooperation with Al-Hussein Center to raise funds for cancer patients.
mosques teeming with worshipers for `Isha’ (Night) and Tarawih prayers during the dawn-to-dusk fasting month, the Jordanian
authorities decided to organize a series of seminars to address issues of concern of the Jordanian people.
scholars from Arab and Islamic countries will be invited to the get-togethers t6o deliver sermons.
from this Ramadan, the religious seminars will be organized in all cities across the kingdom," Islamic Affairs Minister Ahmad
Hilayel told IslamOnline.net.
said all issues of concern to the Jordanian people will be raised during such meetings.
first such seminar was held Friday in Abdullah bin Al Hussein mosque on the virtues of fasting.