“What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.” (Bukhari)
This Ramadan, we have video messages from across the world from UK to USA to Morocco to Caribbean to Croatia to Romania to Pakistan. I thought short videos will be an excellent idea to raise the awareness. Videos are divided in three categories:
Awareness: Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate and affect Muslims too. Message in Arabic and in English from Egypt, Caribbean and Pakistan
Ramadan: Ramadan Fasting Message from USA , UK, Australia and Middle East.
Ramadan Advice: Health and Safety
Our 2015 Ramadan Campaign has One Message: responsible Fasting, what does responsible Fasting mean? Watch the Videos below.
The First Video I would like to share with you is by Egyptian Film Maker, Theresa Khalil.
Theresa Khalil is a computer engineer, graphic designer, filmmaker, writer, entrepreneur and more.
This short One minute video is very powerful and gives a Message in Arabic about the Problem of Eating Disorders in the Muslim World. To Read more about Eating Disorders in Muslim World, Click Here I love the emotions in the video. Theresa perfectly captures the essence of suffering and darkness people with Eating Disorders experience.
Please Watch this one minute Video.
“There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its remedy.”
sickness doesn’t discriminate
Eating Disorders affects all, Muslims too
The consequences are not temporary, they are complicated, serious and devastating.
People with eating disorders are affected Physically and emotionally
10% of all sufferers die as a result of their condition
Ignoring the issue will not solve it
seeking professional help The earlier, the greater the physical and emotional recovery
sympathy is not enough
we will stand together against eating disorders
Second Video is from USA-
I get the most number of visitors on this blog from USA, not surprising, when we take into consideration, there are approximately 10 million people suffering from Eating Disorders in the USA. It’s estimated there are between 5 to 8 millions Muslims in USA. This Video is by Angel and she talks about difference between Eating Disorder Fast and Spiritual Fast. This was a hard video to make. But I really really appreciate the sentiment behind the video, the care and the message.
Third Video is from Uk
The second highest traffic to this Blog comes from UK. 1.6 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder. Muslims make up 4.4% of the total population in UK. This video is by Frank. Muslims, Non-Muslims, we are all united in this ‘War Against Eating Disorders.’ The video is about Resposnible Fasting this Ramadan and urging people to seek medical advice. This year Muslims in UK will be fasting for 17 hours.
Fourth Video is from Australia
I get Third highest traffic to this blog from Australia. It’s estimated Eating Disorders affect nearly 1 Million Australians. According to the 2011 census, 476,291 people, or 2.2% of the total Australian population are Muslims. A Powerful Message to Australian Muslims.
Fifth Video is from Middle East: responsible Fasting. Coming Soon
Sixth Video is from Morocco on eating disorders compassion Fasting and this is in Arabic. Comming Soon
Safe Ramadan Advice
Binging, Purging, Laxatives. Please watch this one minute Video from USA.