Rashays Punchbowl NSW not only serves great halal food but regularly contributes to the Muslim community. The level of generosity and involvement this business has portrays the wonderful and beautiful nature of how Muslim-owned businesses should operate.
In the Ramadan of last year Rashays Punchbowl co-ordinated with the CC Community Kitchen to open their doors to 250 struggling asylum seekers and single parent families so they could break their fast for free.
During nights that the asylum seeker families dined, owner of the restaurant, Bashar Krayem stood outside welcoming them with warm smiles as if he were welcoming long lost family, while he gave the children as many sweets as they asked for. No family left empty handed, further take-away food was provided.
During a successful Ramadan Eid Toy Drive 2016, Mr Krayem erected a large crescent moon outside of Rashays Punchbowl and invited the public to place presents underneath, for every present placed there Rashays promised to match it with two more gifts each. By the end of the last day of Eid thousands of presents were accumulated and given out to the asylum seeker children in our care with the
By the end of the last day of Eid thousands of presents were accumulated and given out to the asylum seeker children in our care with the organisation Life Without Barriers.
Bashar uses his own business Rashays Punchbowl as a strong drive for change and charity. The examples he sets as a business owner sends ripples throughout the community as he inspires hundreds daily to make a change, no matter how small.