The first day of my puasa ganti, a few weeks ago, was just bad okay. I woke up, contemplating whether or not to continue with my fast. Thought of all kinds of food that I could have, and the coffee I know is waiting for me at the office.
I powered through anyways, telling myself that I have niat-ed already.
At noon, I texted my Mom. "Laparrrrrr!! Asam pedas for buka?" Mom replied, "Sekejap je lagi. Okay I cook asam pedas." Like a 5 year old, I know.
Suffice to say, I ate to my heart's content during buka. The meaning of fasting just lost on me.
I'm sure we all have been through this. So very hungry that all you can think of is the glorious food that you're going to have for buka.
But, have we paused and thought of those who don't have that luxury? Those who had to "fast" all day and all night because they simply have to?
I'm ashamed to say that this rarely crossed my mind. Because at the end of the day, I get to sit down to a table full with my favourite dishes.
I decided that this Ramadhan, I want to make a change. "Small changes make big differences", they say. So, I've signed up to become an Agent of Care for Carefugees.
Carefugees is a project set up by volunteers to help raise money for 550 families of refugees here in Malaysia. These refugees came from countries like Iraq, Myanmar, and Palestine to escape the difficult circumstances in their home countries. They fled for fear of their own safety. They left everything that they know because it is simply not safe for them to be in their own country. :(
These refugees need food. Volunteers of Carefugees are putting together gift baskets of basic food stuff like rice and vegetables to feed a family. It costs rm200 for one gift basket. It takes only rm200 to feed one family.
If you want to help financially, you can bank in your donation, big or small, to:
MUSLIM PROFESSIONALS FORUM BERHAD - 564427100073 (Maybank)
And if you're interested to become and Agent of Care, you can also do so by registering yourself here.