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World

Web Desk
February 12, 2019

Meet the 'Muslim Mother Teresa' who feeds 500 people a day!

World

Web Desk
Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Known affectionately as the 'Muslim Mother Teresa' for the noble cause she has dedicated her life towards, Montreal's Sister Sabariah Hussein feeds up to 500 people a day.

She cooks for a total of 400 to 500 homeless, needy or lonely people with a help of volunteers.

"People who are really in dire need of company. And it's a good thing. I saw the improvement. They're becoming more cheerful in the company of people whose situation is almost like them, and then they enjoy the meal better," Sabariah explains.

She adds: "I feel a little different because Mother Teresa doesn't cook."

However, the food that Sabariah prepares is as good as her caring nature.

"The food? I don't know what word to explain the food. The food is delicious and it's always good, and she always wants to make sure that you eat," Sabariah's colleague Angela Rashida Thomas says.

The Muslim Mother Teresa who has been providing for the needy for the last 50 years in Montreal also runs a women's shelter from her own place.

"... She doesn't give food to only the Muslims, she helps the non-Muslims too. She doesn't like to be praised but she's a very special person," Sabariah's colleague adds.

The esteemed Sister also believes it is highly significant to train and inspire the younger generation and instill in them the feeling of love and compassion.

However, her dedication and mission doesn't cease here.

Sabariah also aims to open an orphanage in Malaysia for the displaced Rohingya children.