Awwa beneficiaries enjoy treat at break-fast time

It was a treat for several Awwa beneficiaries (seated from left), Mr Osman Ameng, Mr Cheng Say Hua, Mr Choo Thiam Soon and Madam Salbiah Abdullah, yesterday. They enjoyed a tasty meal and were served by Islamic Religious Council of Singapore's (Muis)
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It was a treat for several Awwa beneficiaries (seated from left), Mr Osman Ameng, Mr Cheng Say Hua, Mr Choo Thiam Soon and Madam Salbiah Abdullah, yesterday.

They enjoyed a tasty meal and were served by Islamic Religious Council of Singapore's (Muis) senior director of policy and corporate services Bohari Jaon (left) and deputy director of finance Yati Harron.

Muis played host to needy Muslim families yesterday, as well as those from 34 community homes, including non-Muslims.

Alongside the breaking of fast, known as iftar, Muis announced it will increase the quantum of the monthly zakat financial assistance by $30 from August - resulting in a projected increase of $1.4 million in total funding for the poor and needy.

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Muis collects zakat donations from Muslims every Ramadan. The zakat tithings are later distributed to the needy.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2017, with the headline 'Awwa beneficiaries enjoy treat at break-fast time'. Print Edition | Subscribe