Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First Day of the Fasting Month

Although it is not obligatory for the children to fast during the month of Ramadhan, we encouraged Ilyas to experience how does it feel to be an unfortunate one, those who are struggling to get their food on the plate every day of their life. So we woke him up for the early breakfast and I was quite surprised when I found out that he is still fasting after his evening school ended. However, when there is half an hour left before the breaking of fast Ilyas started to feel restless and asking for a drink. I make him think about something else by playing a computer game with him. After that Jo took him to the bathroom so that he can have his shower. When he is fresh and nice smelling, it is time to break the fast. He easily downed four glasses of water and we had to slow him down so that he can have a proper meal. We are so proud of him because he is so determined to complete his fast. Later on he asked us whether he still had to fast on Saturday and Sunday. Well...

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