Disabled Gazan drummer wakes locals for Suhoor in Ramadan

Palestine

Published: 2021-04-17 12:18

Last Updated: 2021-05-06 00:09


Disabled Gazan drummer wakes locals for Suhoor in Ramadan
Disabled Gazan drummer wakes locals for Suhoor in Ramadan

A Palestinian, Haitham Nasr, whose foot was amputated after suffering from a bullet wound fired by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) during the 2018 'March of Return' demonstrations in Gaza, beats his drum along the streets of Rafah, southern Gaza to awaken Muslims who are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

Nasr carries out the traditional Palestinian and Arab role of being a 'Musaharati', or a Ramadan drummer, who awakens Muslims for their pre-dawn Suhoor meal before the start of the next day's fast during Ramadan.

Nasr explained that it is difficult for him now that he is on crutches. "This drum is heavy. If I had money, I would have bought a smaller size," he said.

He added that he wakes people up for Suhoor as a form of volunteer work. 

"I work as a volunteer, for free, I don't get money from people. I go out every day from 3:00 in the morning until 4:30-5:00 (am) in order to wake people up."


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