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Like many Muslims, I deeply consider the causes I give to during Ramadan.

This year I’m supporting Mary’s Meals, a wonderful charity that feeds more than two million children every school day.

These little ones are living in 20 of the world’s poorest countries – including India, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.

Named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, it feels like a natural fit with my respect of Mary, who we know better in the Quran as Maryam (Peace Be Upon Her).

So, I suggested that the charity should ask Muslims to continue to pray for the children it feeds during Ramadan and make Sadaqah (voluntary giving) so that even more hungry children can be reached.

I love the simplicity of Mary’s Meals’ mission. Its nutritious school meals attract hungry children into the classroom, giving them the energy to learn and hope for a better future.

And it’s really important to me that at least 93 per cent of all donations are spent directly on its charitable activities. I always make my Sadaqah to organisations I can really trust.

During this blessed month, I hope readers will join me in praying for the children who eat Mary’s Meals and consider donating to the charity.

Ramadan Mubarak,
Zahid Nawaz by email