Muslims receive food donations at Tokyo mosque

Muslims in Japan hit hard by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic received a helping hand on Sunday at one of the country's largest mosques.

They received Halal-certified foods such as canned beans and instant noodles with no pork ingredients. The items were donated to Tokyo Camii mosque in the capital's Shibuya Ward.

A Tunisian man in his 30s who lives in Tokyo says he is glad to receive the food, and that he hopes to overcome his hardships together with other Muslims.

Tokyo Camii says many students from the Middle East and Central Asia are facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic.

Mosque leader Muhammed Rasit Alas pointed out that helping people in need is part of Islam's teachings.