Rowling gives reader advice on what to read during Ramadan

JK Rowling advises Harry Potter fan on what to read while fasting for Ramadan

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

J.K. Rowling on Twitter has given advice to a fan who is fasting for Ramadan on which book has the least amount of eating in it. 

Mujtaba Alvi, a 21-year-old Muslim man from Toronto, was rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix while fasting. 

Alvi tweeted at Rowling, telling her that the descriptions of food in the fifth Harry Potter book were making him hungry while fasting. 

Rowling advised him to read the seventh book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In that book, young wizards Harry, Ron and Hermione are often forced to go without food.

Ramadan is the Muslim holy month. Muslims all over the world abstain from all beverages and food from dawn until dusk to remind them of the suffering of those less fortunate. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and commemorates when the Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

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