UAE: Cabbie breaks own fast in his taxi so others can get home in time for Iftar
Arafat Ronald Sserugo has actually been not eating throughout Ramadan since he transformed to Islam 5 years back
A Ugandan cabby, that transformed to Islam 5 years back, frequently damages his rapid on the move to ensure that travelers can appreciate Iftar with their family members.
Arafat Ronald Sserugo, 42, typically draws over at the nearby dining establishment to damage his rapid after handing over a consumer. The Ugandan nationwide concerned Abu Dhabi in September 2014 to benefit Emirates Taxi as a taxi driver.
After appreciating the excellent precepts and also friendliness of Muslims in the UAE, Sserugo accepted Islam in 2017 with the Sheikh Zayed Residence of Islamic Society.
” I have actually been observing fasting, the 4th column of Islam, throughout the month of Ramadan for 5 years currently because I transformed to Islam,” he stated. “I like not eating as a result of the benefits it lugs from the almighty God, and also I have not encountered any type of troubles avoiding food and also water throughout the day.”
Sserugo included: “To me, Ramadan is a month of prayer and also I like it below in the UAE since you actually feel the spirit of the divine month, as every person is kind and also relaxed. Individuals below are extremely charitable throughout Ramadan.”
Nevertheless, the Ugandan taxi driver states he locates it difficult to have Iftar at residence with his better half or buddies as a result of the nature of his task.
” In many cases, I locate it hard having Iftar from residence with my better half because of the truth that throughout that time, I obtain lots of consumers intending to hurry them residence to damage their rapid or going with various other companies,” stated Sserugo.
For him, an Iftar dish is not total without days, watermelon, fried hen and also rice. Sserugo, that resides in Abu Dhabi City with his better half, carries out the Taraweeh petition at 10pm, which is when he returns residence after his obligation.
Though he needs to make sacrifices for his task, Sserugo stated he takes pride in what he does. “I like my task, though often it entails discarding a few of your commitments. I bear in mind lot of times I have actually lost out on Jammah (churchgoers) petitions in mosques when I’m active at the workplace driving consumers.”
Sserugo has 10 youngsters, all living back residence in Uganda with their granny.