By Asif Khan, TwoCircles.net
Working at a large clothing store, Basit is constantly on his feet through the day while catering to customers. During Ramadan, it becomes challenging to manage schedules to make time for prayers. “We reach here two hours earlier than usual,” he talks about his work day, “That way we can complete our shifts and leave in time for Taraweeh prayers.”
Along with other Muslims working in neighbouring stores, he breaks his fast in the basement where the mall management arranges for Iftar.
There are times when regular customers ask for him specifically. This becomes a bit tricky when it’s time for prayers at the local mosque. Of course he attends to their queries at such times, acknowledging that’s his job responsibility. “But as soon as the customer moves to the changing room, I ask one of my colleagues to take over,” he smiled, “and I quickly sneak out to the mosque.”
TCN Series: Ramadan 1437