Rowling's birthday 'gift' to a Muslim Harry Potter fan will put a smile on your face

A low-key compliment in a tweet turned into a priceless conversation

Entertainment Desk June 28, 2015
A low-key compliment in a tweet turned into a priceless conversation PHOTO: FILE

J K Rowling, the author who introduced us to the wizarding world of Harry Potter, likes to keep in touch with her fans, especially via Twitter.

Recently one fan, who was fasting and also reading one of her books from the Harry Potter series, tweeted her a low-key compliment that turned into quite a conversation.

Mujtaba Alvi, a 21-year-old resident of Toronto, was rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when he tweeted that the descriptions of food in the fifth Harry Potter book was making his mouth water.

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Surprisingly, Rowling tweeted back suggesting he read the seventh book in the series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, instead. In the last book of the series, young wizards Harry, Ron and Hermione are often forced to go without food.

The best part was that the day this conversation struck up was Mujtaba’s birthday. And Rowling responding to him was a gift, indeed.

According to Time, Alvi, who calls himself a ‘true Potterhead,’ thought that Rowling’s response was surreal.


Ashraf | 7 years ago | Reply Lack of good tidings among Muslims is prompting these non-events to be presented as news.
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