RELIGION
07/16/2013 01:29 pm ET

Ramadan Wishes From A Muslim To A Catholic Will Warm Your Heart

This family has shown the entire Internet the best way to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan.

A Reddit user posted this picture on July 11, 2013, captioned, "I'm Catholic, but I received this from a coworker this morning - happy Ramadan!"

The text says,

In the blessed spirit of Ramadan starting Monday evening July 8, 2013 and ending Wednesday August 7th, 2013, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my wishes and prayers to my beloved neighbors. Ramadan is a month where Muslims across the world fast from all worldly desires, food, drink, etc from sunrise to sunset and feed their souls with the nourishment of worship and remembrance of Allah (God). Prophet Muhammad (May God's Peace and Blessings be upon him) taught us the following-

"Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak good or be silent. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should be generous to his neighbor. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should be generous to his guest."

So in remembrance of my beloved Prophet, this is something very small I hope you will like. May God's mercy, peace and blessings be upon each and every one of you and those whom you love and all of humanity. Amen :)

With love,
My husband and I, -Apt 12F

Ramadan perfectly explained, and authentically lived.

Commenters suggested ways to reciprocate, one user saying, "You should cook for them once Ramadan concludes. Small steps like these end up making big leaps for cultures that do not understand each other as well as they should."

Original poster Illipsis responded "I immediately thought it would be a nice gesture to do something thoughtful in return for her though, as many of you have suggested, and I thought doing it at the end of Ramadan would be a good idea because she'll appreciate the fact that I remembered the gesture."

h/t to Interfaith Youth Core

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