World Bulletin/News Desk
A Turkish NGO, Association of Protecting and Surviving Ottoman Heritage around Jerusalem (Mirasimiz), will host fast-breaking meals for the Muslims at Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month Ramadan.
President of the association Muhammed Demirci said Wednesday the evening meals would be served to around 35 thousand people for 30 days.
"We hosted fast-breaking meals for 25 thousand people last year," said Demirci adding they would also host suhoor meals this year, the last meal eaten by Muslims before fasting from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan.
Demirci stated the association would organize various religious activities with the aim of leading the Muslims to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
"All the Muslims should go to the mosque in order not to allow those people who want to demolish it or divide it into two parts," said Demirci stressing that their main aim was to access the mosque all the time.
Demirci reminded that around 500 students, who get religious education at Al-Aqsa Mosque, protect the mosque every day.
Touching on the activities that the association organizes in Jerusalem, Demirci said, "If we can not protect Al-Aqsa Mosque, then it means we do nothing."
The association aims to protect the Ottoman heritage around Jerusalem while at the same time carrying out projects with similar organizations and informing the public about their activities.Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2013, 16:14