This Ramadan Dont break your fast with Israeli Dates!
This year Ramadan Timetable UK and Ireland has teamed up with 'Check the Label - Boycott Israeli Dates' campaign. We need to work together in raising as much awareness as possible on the dates that we use to break our fasts with.
It is 'Sunnah' to break your fast with dates and water as did our prophet Muhammed (pbuh) but what justice will you be doing if the very dates you were breaking your fasts with were supporting the killing and occupation of your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine? It has become second nature to alot of Muslims to check food whether it is Halal (allowed) or Haram (forbidden) for Muslim consumption. But do we really give it a second thought when we pickup a box of dates in Ramadan? - The truth is no because we already know dates are perfectly fine without really checking the type and from where its come from.
But a new type of epidemic is now upon us, it comes in the disguise of our favorite fruit and is widely used during Ramadan in fulfilling our religious duty. It is almost like a test to see if we follow through it blindly or if we are careful and pay attention to what is going on around us this Ramadan. It is a sad fact that most of the dates we buy from our local stores are actually a produce of Israel from occupied Palestinian land.
Not only will we be doing much injustice this Ramadan but we'll also be supporting the occupation in Palestine without realising. We need to check the label each time we purchase a box of dates from wherever it may be. It is about time we gave it a second thought and checked it thoroughly like we would with any other type of food, dates are no exception now that you have read this page.
This page will briefly explain what you need to look out for, the type of dates that are from Israel and from the occupied Palestinian lands that we need to avoid.