What is Ramadan:
“Every year during the Islamic the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast daily, from dawn until dusk. Fasting entails abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. By withholding ourselves from some of our most basic and carnal needs and desires, Muslims develop self-restraint: the ability to stop ourselves from doing something we deeply desire, simply out of obedience to our Creator. This month-long training helps us develop the strength to live a life of purity and obedience to God despite the temptation to sin.” – Source
That’s all good!
What I don’t agree about Ramadan, and it pisses me off to no end, is about how people say it is so that we can sympathise and feel what those feel who suffer from starvation and don’t have the luxury that we do…..
Um… No? How the hell will you ever feel what they feel??? At the end of the day you’re going to be stuffing yourself with good food until it’s time to fast again. So no, you will never know what the fuck those people will ever feel, so don’t make a mockery out of them. While you are sleeping till it’s fatoor, those people you are “sympathizing” with are out there in the heat working hard, and while you’re sitting and whining how hard it is to fast till fatoor and just sitting on your ass while doing so, people who are suffering barely get a loaf a bread per day or a bottle of water a day – this is their life every day, not just a month, and they don’t get a banquet at the end of the day.
You want to feel what they feel?? At the end of your fast eat a slice of bread and a glass of water and sometimes go for days without food; and don’t go buying expensive shit such as various electronics and redundant clothes, actually no electronics and maybe 3 cheapshirts and a pair of pants, don’t live in a villa – go live in a run down apartments or even on the streets. Go work outside in this heat for hours on end. Now do this for the rest of your life – Congrats, now you know what they feel.