Thanksgiving on Wakfet Arafat

Two weeks ago, it was Thanksgiving. On that exact same day, it was also a Muslim holiday “wakfet arafat“, which is when the Pilgrims in Mekkah stand on Mount Arafat. Muslims all over the world fast on that day.

A unique  event is being able to celebrate both of these events even when they occurred on the same day. I was lucky enough to be able to do that. While me and my family were fasting, we were invited at an American family for a Thanksgiving dinner. It was an interesting experience. Me and my family broke out fasting through that meal. There was a toast that was followed by people drinking wine.

It was a very meaningful evening and it was nice to have been able to be a part of it.


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