Ramadan in Quarantine: Watts Searches for “Different Kinds of Blessings”

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Since 2018, Houstonian Bibi Watts has been hosting Black Iftar events in Houston with flair.

FEED THE POOR

Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

She joined the initiative in its inaugural year after fellow black Muslim Samira Abderahman birthed the idea, nurtured it and then launched it in her home city of Chicago.

The festive meals, shared with non-black folks and non-Muslims alike, meant fun times for Watts, a self-described people lover, serving to increase her connections to her friends and the wider community, while also infusing a bit of learning and fun into Ramadan and simply creating a wonderful space for black people to congregate, eat and enjoy each other’s company. 

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