Ramzan 2019: Guwahati Muslim Man Breaks Fast To Donate Blood, Saves Life of Emergency Patient in Assam
Ramdan and blood donation. | Representative Image. (Photo Credit: File)

Guwahati, May 11: Ramzan is an auspicious and sacred month where Mulsim devotees keep fast and pray to Allah. However, a devotee broke his fast in Guwahati for a good case and donated blood for the patient needing two units of O-positive blood.

The incident took place on Wednesday when 26-years-old Md. Panaulla Ahmed was resting after his ‘sehri’ (pre-dawn meal) and saw his roommate Tapash Bhagawati upset. Ahmed asked the reason and got to know that his friend got a call the previous night about a patient needing two units of O-positive blood. The family of the needy tried but didn't attain success. Ramzan Mubarak 2019 Messages in Urdu: Shayari, WhatsApp Stickers, Ramadan Kareem GIF Images, SMS and Greetings to Send on This Festival. 

Not sure whether Ahmed would be able to donate, as he was on fast, Bhagawati - an active member of a group of voluntary blood donors Team Humanity - stated that donating blood would weaken Ahmed during Roza. But, Ahmed was adamant for the good cause and he broke his fast.

Briefing more, Bhagawati said, as reported by Hindustan Times, "I had got negative responses from many before Ahmed offered. I was happy, but didn’t want him to break his fast. But he was adamant."

Later Ahmed said, "I consulted some ‘maulvis’ (Muslim religious scholar) who encouraged me to go ahead with my plan but advised not to continue with the fast if I felt weak." In exchange of Ahmed's B-positive blood, the hospital released O-positive blood which saved the life of a 50-year-old businessman Ranjan Gogoi who was about to be operated for the removal of two tumours in his stomach.

Ahmed also informed, "I donated one unit of blood, which the hospital kept in their blood bank and they released a unit of O positive blood for the patient. Once I was done, I had to break my fast and eat something."

With the help of donated blood and the exchange of blood group at the right time, doctors removed both the tumours in Gogoi’s stomach and will test them for cancer. As per the latest reports, the patient is recuperating in the hospital while Ahmed has resumed his Ramzan fast.

Thanking Ahmed, Gogoi’s brother-in-law, Binod Baishya said, "We are very thankful for Ahmed’s gesture. I was very surprised to learn that he broke his ‘Roza’ (fast) to donate blood. I was even more surprised when he refused to accept anything from us in return."