Fasting during the hours of daylight is an integral component of the Holy month of Ramadan. It allows us the ability to reflect on our personal relationship with our faith while growing closer to Allah (SWT) and recognising the sacrifices made by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
However, once the sun dips below the horizon and night falls, we gather with our family and friends to enjoy iftar and fuel our bodies ready for the next day’s fast.
But for some around the world, the fast of Ramadan is a daily occurrence, a necessity rather than a decision to be made.
Sadly, daily hunger is an issue which still affects many people around the world – in today’s world, there is no excuse for anyone to go hungry. Whether it is through poverty, lack of resources and essential supplies or due to the devastating effects of conflict, the simple fact remains that many thousands of people struggle to access the food they need to survive.
When you are opening your fast this Ramadan, spare a thought for these vulnerable people for whom food is a luxury.