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UK MP fasts with Muslims to show support amid COVID-19 crisis

25 April, 2020 20:15
UK MP fasts with Muslims to show support amid COVID-19 crisis

A member of the UK Parliament, Sir Edward Jonathan Davey, on Saturday fasted and took part in an online Iftar, or breaking of the fast, with Muslims to show support for the country's community of three million observing the month of Ramadan under a strict lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Ed Davey, a Liberal Democrat leader and MP of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton, took part by abstaining from food and drinks from sunrise until sunset and then shared his experience online.

The goal was to show solidarity with the UK's Muslim community, who have been forced to come to terms with a Ramadan behind closed doors, unable to congregate in the homes of friends and acquaintances for Iftar or to visit the mosque.

In this regard, Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) Secretary-General Harun Rashid, who also took part in the activity, said: "It was a pleasure to join the virtual Iftar with Ed Davey... and his colleagues who were all fasting in solidarity with Muslims. "It was heart-warming to witness their commitment to fast the entire day to appreciate how Muslims carry out their duty to abstain from food and drink whilst continuing to go about their daily business.

Source: thenews.com.pk

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UK MP fasts with Muslims to show support amid COVID-19 crisis
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