World Bulletin / News Desk
Non-Muslim expats have been granted a chance to learn valuable moral lessons in life through fasting by observing the holy month of Ramadan in Muslim countries.
“This was my first time to fast and to be honest it’s very hard, but I tried to remain normal,” Chariz Serrot, who observed the fast with her employer in Saudi Arabia , told Arab News on Monday, June 30.
“It is hard but I have always wanted to embark on this spiritual journey and to consider it as a way of spiritual discipline although I am not a Muslim.”
One of the non-Muslim expats, Serrot, has decided to go to Saudi Arabia to do his observations.
Taking the challenge, they said that the Muslim practice promotes ethics and patience.
Neil Grajo, another non-muslim expat, said that he has learnt valuable lessons while observing his Muslim coworkers fasting.
The Filipino Grajo stated that people can have a better life while fasting as it refrains them from harmful habits.
“Ramadan could be good for a country like the Philippines where smoking and alcohol drinking are so viral that they not only harm the economy but also public health,” Grajo said.
Fasting is meant to teach Muslims patience, self-control and spirituality, and time during the holy month is dedicated for getting closer to Allah though prayers, reading the Noble Qur’an and good deeds.Last Mod: 01 Temmuz 2014, 11:48