Posts Tagged fasting

What not to do in Ramadan

I have not disappeared folks, it was just that I was busy in Thesis Proposal Exams and thus could not post in time. This post should have been done at least 10 days ago if not more when Ramadan/Ramazan had just started but since there is still a week left so better late than never. So here are a list of things that one should not do in Ramadan but people still do them.

(i) Stuff yourself

The point of fasting is to abstain from eating so that you can get close to God. The point is not to eat like a hog. Besides pigs are haram anyway so and is eating like them.

“Man I need to exercise yaani, I have yaani put on 20 pounds this Ramadan.”

(ii) Masjid Parking

If you have kids, a pregnant wife or sister or if you are pregnant, or have older parents or older relatives who are accompanying you then you should park close to the masjid or in the masjid parking lot. If one the other hand neither of these conditions are met then please refrain from parking since there are other people who are in such a position and so it is our duty as Muslims to give them parking space.

(iii) Dont be the Grinch who stole Ramadan

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated that smiling to your brother is charity. Some brothers have however taken it to themselves to have a grouchy face all day long.  Given that working all day without food and water can make some people grouchy but one is supposed to be extra nice to other people during Ramadan. So this Ramadan please dont be a Grinch, be nice. 🙂

Ali: As salam o alaikum
Ahsan: wa’alaikum Grrr
Ali: How are you?
Ahsan: Grrrrr
Ali: Emm, …, I think I hear my mom calling I will be back.
Ahsan: Grrrr

(iv) Musalla as playground

I am not saying that dont bring your kids to the mosque but if they are unruly and you cant make them keep it down when people are praying them please refrain from doing so because it disrupts other people’s players. One of the most annoying things to hear while praying is, “Veeeeeeeeee.”

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Ramadan Kareem and Ramadan 101

It is that time of the year folks. Ramadan/Ramazan/Ramjan is upon us. Actually a few days have passed but the important thing is that we are here now. Ramadan Kareem to all of the readers of this blog and also to the non-readers. For our non-Muslim friends and reader who may not be familiar with this Ramadan here is a quick primer on Ramadan.

This is an educational post. The funny/weird Ramadan post is reserved for next time.

(1) As you may know, Muslims are supposed to fast during the month of Ramadan. We are supposed to refrain from the following from dawn to dusk.

(A) Drinking

(B) Eating

(C) Relations between men and women

(2) In addition to this people are encouraged to engage more in acts of worship. Thus the attendance of mosques greatly shoots up during Ramadan.

(3) Muslims are usually more charitable during Ramadan and are encouraged to give charity.

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