British Muslim police and doctors Ramadan work ethic
“We need to capture that because in our society it’s hard for a lot of people to go report crimes in a cold, dreary station.”
Ramadan also poses a challenge for Muslim doctors, but the constant pressure of working in hospitals has made them well practised in coping, says Dr Hina Shahid, a general practitioner and chair of Muslim Doctors Association.
“It’s so busy on normal days outside Ramadan, you don’t even get to eat or drink at work. So, in a sense there’s not much change. The lack of sleep is challenging but you get used to it,” she says.
“Doing night shifts is easier … but it involves swaps with colleagues on the rota.”