Family surprised by presents from non-Muslim neighbour to celebrate Eid


girl has stated a present from her neighbour to celebrate Eid has restored her “religion in humanity”.

Shafaq Hassan, from Streatham south London stated her neighbour handled her and son Ayaan, 14, to dates and a prayer mat in celebration of Eid, which this yr started on Wednesday night and can finish on Thursday night.

Posting a photograph of the items to Twitter Ms Hassan stated: “Our non-Muslim neighbour (our biryani pal!) completely surprised us with Algerian dates and a prayer mat for my 14-year-old, who fasted the entire month.”

Ms Hassan, 40, informed the PA information company: “He’s been our neighbour for over 20 years, however fully surprised us with the Eid items.


“I didn’t realise he famous Ayaan was fasting the entire month… we had been all surprised at his gesture and my son felt actually particular.

“They’re pleasant neighbours, they’re followers of my mum’s biryani so we all the time ship over a field.”

Ms Hassan stated the household is celebrating with a meal and a particular Eid cake, as they’re unable to have an enormous social gathering due to Covid-19 restrictions.

She informed PA: “The entire household fasted however missed a number of days, Ayaan fasted the entire month… he was decided to quick the entire month which is sort of spectacular, if I’ll say so myself.

“Due to Covid we are able to’t have huge household social gathering, clearly, we’re having a particular meal with household to celebrate my son’s achievement.”

Muslims world wide are celebrating Eid al-Fitr in a subdued temper for a second yr as Covid-19 compelled mosque closures and household separations on the vacation marking the top of Ramadan.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan shared a photograph of Trafalgar Square lit in purple lights to celebrate the event.

Ms Hassan informed PA: “It’s laborious we aren’t in a position to meet prolonged household or go to the mosque to pray. It’s isolating not having the ability to attend the mosque however we’re blessed we’re collectively as a household.

“Our neighbour’s gesture helps put religion in humanity. We’re a various group and its heart-warming that our neighbour was so considerate and inspiring of Ayaan and his spiritual beliefs.

“Eid is about sharing, being charitable and is a blessing.”

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