Man Breaks Ramadan Fast To Save 8-Year-Old Thalassemic Hindu Child
When we see news of rapes, communal violence, it makes our heart pain and we start believing that there’s no humanity left in the world.
We often forget about people who are an example of humanity and considers saving a life above their religion, caste, colour and creed.
One such example is the Muslim man from Bihar, who chose humanity over religious customs.
He broke his Ramadan fast to donate blood to an eight-year-old Hindu thalassemic boy and saved his life.
Jawed Alam donated blood to Rajesh Kumar in Gopalganj district, a district health official said.
Thalassemia is a blood disorder and a thalassemic patient needs blood transfusion after every three-to-four weeks.
The boy was rushed to the emergency by his father. The patient complained of uneasiness and weakness, and required immediate blood transfusion.
There was no blood matching Rajesh’s blood group in the blood bank. They said it would take at least two-to-three days to arrange it.
The boy’s condition deteriorated quickly.
His father had traveled some 200 km from the Kuchaikote area and was fast losing hope as he waited in the corridors of the blood bank.
It was then that a hospital sweeper and cleaner, informed Anwar Hussain, a member of District Blood Donor Team (DBDT) about the child.
Hussain requested his friend Jawed Alam, an active member of DBDT to rush to Sadar hospital, reported IANS.
“When my friend Anwar requested me to donate blood to a seriously ill thalassemia patient, I politely informed him that I was observing Ramzan fast. But he convinced me to arrive and consulted doctors. At first even the doctors refused my offer as I was fasting,” Mr Jawed said.
They agreed only after I took their advise, broke my fast and consumed fruit juice and some solids,” the young Muslim man in his 30s said.
He said, “My religion teaches me to help a fellow human first, so I broke my fast and donated blood to save little Rajesh. Islam preaches that humanity is bigger than everything.”