Muslim Man Breaks Ramzan Fast to Donate Blood
‘Humanity above all’: Muslim man breaks fast to donate blood to Hindu patient.
The holy month of Ramzan or Ramadan has begun. It is of great significance for the Islamic community across the world. Muslims all over the world keep ‘roza’, a holy fast from sunrise till sunset. They eat a meal early in the morning called 'sehri' and conclude their fast with 'iftar', an evening meal.
26-year-old Panaulla Ahmad from Mangaldoi district in Assam was observing his roza as scheduled when he observed his roommate Tapash Bhagawati get worried about something.
According to The Indian Express, Bhagawati, is an active member of a popular blood donors group in the state called ‘Team Humanity’. He received a call the previous night about a patient who needed two units of O-positive blood. However, despite a rigorous search and online appeals, he was unable to source it.
As a result, Ahmad stepped up to the occasion and decided to donate blood. However, upon reaching the hospital, the doctor advised him to break his fast to donate blood.
Before donating blood, Ahmad also reportedly consulted some maulvis who encouraged him to go ahead and help another person in need, but also advised him to break his fast.
Thus, Ahmad broke his fast, donated blood for a higher cause.
“Roza is a religious belief we choose to follow. My decision came with the realisation that I could always do Roza the next day, but today was the only chance I had to save a person. So I chose to save him.”Ahmad to The Indian Express
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