Sunday, 15 August 2010

Fasting for Non-Muslimas

BBC Bradford explores what it means to fast during Ramadan for a non-Muslim:

“Eilish Bromley works with the youth service in Bradford. She's not Muslim but will begin fasting this year. She explains her reasons behind it.

She says: "I've got a lot friends who are Asian and they're fasting so I want to respect their religion and fast.

Eilish says: "I'm also trying to have a small understanding of what's going on around the world, people who are suffering in poverty, and I hope this will also help me gain more understanding about myself."

Eilish has fasted in the past and it's something she says she was glad she did and will be glad to do it again.

She explains: "I will try and eat the same amount I eat normally. I didn't notice any weight loss the last time I did it. I don't think you necessarily lose any weight. "It's about trying to gain a better understanding of people and what they are going through, which is why I want to do it."

You can read the full article here.

1 comment:

  1. MashaAllah. Allahu Akhbar. Only Allah Knows what's in everyone's hearts!