As Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr is a very special religious and social celebration for Muslims world-wide. Eid is normally celebrated by people exchanging visits and sharing delicious food. An integral part of Eid is sharing desserts with others. The pandemic and lockdown have hit many people hard. For many Muslims, it means they missed out on being together at mosques for the second consecutive year.
With lockdown restrictions still in place, Muslims in the UK will have to celebrate it at home again. To help those who are observing Ramadan enjoy Eid desserts, a Syrian business started preparing and delivering desserts.
Al-Sultan Sweets, a business led by members of the Syrian community here in the UK, have transformed their business model. They were initially hit by the pandemic and the lockdowns, but they swiftly adapted their work and began doing their business online.
This adaptation has helped the business and their customers get ready for Eid. Eid would not feel like Eid if there are no desserts on the table.