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Thread: Heartwarming stories of Muslim foster parents in the UK

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    Heartwarming stories of Muslim foster parents in the UK

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...uch-a-blessing

    The Guardian has done a story about Muslim foster parents in the UK. There is a lot of compassion and hope in it.

    Once the children were asleep, Sajjad headed out on an urgent shopping mission. “We are Muslims and we’d never had a Christmas tree in our home,” says Riffat. “But these children were Christian and we wanted them to feel connected to their culture.” So he bought a Christmas tree, decorations and presents. The couple worked until the early hours putting the tree up and wrapping presents. The first thing the children saw the next morning was the tree.

    “I had never seen that kind of extra happiness and excitement on a child’s face,” remembers Riffat. The children were meant to stay for two weeks – seven years later two of the three siblings are still living with them.

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    What a wonderful story! At first I thought it would be about the one family, but the reporter tracked down enough good people, that it gives the hope that there are more out there. Nice that they led with the Muslim family with the Christian children, as apparently there was a previous fuss about a Christian child being 'forced' into a Muslim home.
    Thank you for posting this.

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    This is a great story. Thanks for sharing.
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    Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing.

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