Muslims across the world started to observe Ramadan late last month. The month of fasting during daylight hours commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, but there are exceptions for those who are ill, travelling, pregnant, elderly, breastfeeding, diabetic, or menstruating.
And in the wake of terrorist attacks in Manchester and London that killed many, a British Muslim family decided to share their evening meal with their neighbors. Reddit user SenecaTheYounger posted a photo of the food parcel they received, along with the note that came with it.
It goes on to explain Ramadan:
“Muslim [sic] use this month to reflect upon their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family, friends, and our community, do away with bad habits-essentially clean up our lives, our thoughts and our feelings. The Arabic word for ‘fasting’ (sawm) literally means ‘to refrain’ -and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but also from evil actions, thoughts and words.”
And yes, the food was awesome.
Other Reddit users shared their own experience with having Muslim neighbors during Ramadan.