Day 20 – VIDEO – Drive-Thru Iftar – Abu Huraira Center – 270 Yorkland Blvd – North York, Toronto

Abu Huraira Center is hosting Drive-Thru Iftar for each of the Last Ten Days of Ramadan 2021.

Iftars are available for pick up, first come, first served.

We arrived a little too early,

Allowing us to be among the first served.

The Pandemic Lockdown in Ontario during Ramadan 2021 meant Masjids were first reduced to operating at 15% Capacity,

With further restrictions kicking in later during Week 2 of Ramadan.

Those restrictions limited Masjids to having only 10 people inside their building,

And 10 people outside their building.

But drive-in services remained allowed.

And that is how the Drive-Thru Iftar became a firmament of Ramadan 2021.

Not every Masjid has the logistics, the space, the volunteer expertise, the ability to amplify what their are doing.

Some Muslim Congregations may be able to organize a single Drive-Thru Iftar.

Other Masjids are able to offer Drive-Thru Iftar one day of a weekend, if Friday, Saturday and Sunday is too much to do on such short notice.

And then we have Abu Huraira Center in North York, Toronto.

For ALL The Last 10 Days of Ramadan 2021,

They have a well organized system offering Drive-Thru Iftar Pickup on First Come, First Served basis.

Entry for drivers begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.

We arrived very early and had to wait.

On Sunday May 2 2021,

Abu Huraira Center partnered with Human Concern International Canada

To operate their Drive-Thru Iftar Donation Station.

The Iftar food was generous.

The donation giving was easy enough.

During the early years of 30 Masjids in 30 Days of Ramadan around Toronto,

I blogged about breaking fast inside Abu Huraira Center’s original Masjid,

converted from an Industrial building at 270 Yorkland Blvd.

They have since purchased 280 Yorkland Blvd next door and are fundraising to finish paying that off.

These Drive-Thru Iftars won’t get you inside the new building,

But will bring you around it giving you a good look at where your donations are being invested as Sadaqah Jariyah.

 

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