Karimahs Cusina, feeding the homeless on the streets of Central London.
By the grace of Allah (God) we have been knocking this project out in Central London.
“Quality before quantity “ is our motto, where ever possible.
We strive to practice what we preach and Islam says in the Quran,
Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة
“you who have believed, spend from the good things which you have earned and from that which We have produced for you from the earth. And do not aim toward the defective therefrom, spending [from that] while you would not take it [yourself] except with closed eyes. And know that Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy”
Basically don’t give what you won’t take.
As a qualified nutritionist and most of Karimahs Cuisina members are foodies of one sort or another, our standards are high.
We cook brown rice , infused with cardamom, cloves, cassia bark and turmeric, we add frozen mixed vegtables and red lentils, a meal in it’s self.
We cook a madras lamb mince curry made with good quality lamb, all fresh ingredient including fresh garlic and ginger in the masala, and topped off with fresh chopped parsley and coriander for additional vitmains and minerals.
Homeless people are needy not starving, they are often malnourished, meaning they are force or choose to eat junk because they are used to it.
However there have been a number of tiems on the street where they have given us feedback that they think what we give them is “quality” and “made with love”.
“we can tell that you think about us when you are making it”
Some of them know what good taste like.
We have very little core funding, perhaps £30 a month regular donations.
In Ramadhan people are more generous, so this is a little reportage to show you what we do when you are more generous, we do more, alhmdulilah, praise God.
20 AND 30 LITRE NEW COOL BAGS WHICH ARE GREAT AT KEEPING FOOD WARM
10 WARM WEATHER SLEEPING BAGS
63 KILOS OF RICE WILL DO US 7 OUTINGS INSHA’ALLAH
6 KILOS OF RED LENTILS WILL ONLY DO US 3 OUTINGS INSHA’ALLAH
SPICES FOR THE RICE WILL LAST 6-7 OUTING INSHA’ALLAH
Now it’s time to peel 15-20 kilos onions and get on with the masala, there’s other ingredients like olive oil, tomato passata,curry powder, sea salt,etc.
Its Ramadhan, I am tired but I think you get the idea by now.
I believe that Allah test people by many means and because we have stuck to this premise of quality for poor and vulnerable people, this is why this small project has been consistent, alhamdulilah.
Our volunteers are street souljahs, day in day out, winter, spring, summer and fall, I all have to do is call and they come running, hungry for good deeds to obey Allah and seek His Face in the next life insha’allah.
BANK DETAILS KARIMAHS CUISINA NAT WEST
REF: FEED , ACCOUNT 61933090 SORT CODE 55-50-28
IBAN GB93 NWBK 5550 2861 9330 90
Feed the Need , feeding the homeless in central London is next week insha’allah, please we need your donations as well as buying ingredients, food containers, drinks etc, we can buy socks and pants,PLEASE REFERENCE YOUR PAYMENTS “FEED” barak allahfeekum