It’s been a few days since Muslims around the world embarked on their fasting duties for the month of Ramadan. One young boy’s first-ever day of fasting certainly reflects the struggles many face during the fasting month.
TikTok user and mom Ikinman yesterday posted a clip of her sad pouty-faced son after he tried his best to fast during school.
“Alolo that tired face, that dreaded body to move, that “wanna die” face -lol,” she wrote.
“Syg, mummy totally understand you! I’ve been through it also, just keep trying aight! Happy fasting all,” she added.
@ikinman Alolo that tired face, that dreaded body to move, that “wanna die” face -lol syg, mummy totally understand you! I’ve been through it also, just keep trying aight! Happy fasting all
The clip showed the boy looking defeated and dragging his feet while walking to her from a distance.
“You couldn’t handle it?” the mum asked as the boy shooked his head.
The boy initially said he didn’t break his fast but admitted he did drink water when the mum spotted a bottle in his bag
“You got water is it?” The mum said, to which the boy defeatedly replied with a “Yeah…”
The mum remained cool and supportive and said he could “try again tomorrow.”
But the boy said he didn’t know if he could take another day of fasting.
“Mum, I don’t want to survive another day,” he said.
“How you survive? Try la,” the mum replied.
The boy’s face slowly turned more sorrowful as he said: “I just want to eat something.”
He was on the verge of tears when his mum found out that he broke fast only two hours before the Maghrib prayers.
“Ok, it’s ok, I’m proud of you, don’t cry! You did your best right?” she said as she pulled him in for a hug.
While Muslim children are not expected to fast during Ramadan until they reach puberty, some practice and start earlier to become acclimated for when they are ready to do so.
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