9 Weird and Outright Ridiculous Questions You’ll Hear During Ramadan
Ramadan is definitely the most beautiful time of year that brings families, friends and Muslim communities together. It’s also a time you’ll get all sorts of questions on fasting, Islam and Ramadan. Some are reasonable and serious – others simply ridiculous. Here are a couple you’ll certainly hear at least once this Ramadan. Get ready…
1 – So, you don’t eat food or drink water… FOR A WHOLE MONTH?!
Uh-huh, you guessed it.
2 – But, what if you get like, really, really hungry?
3- But if it’s like, really hot outside, can’t you drink a little bit of water?
Fasting doesn’t really go by the temperature guys. If we based it on how hot we think the weather is too, I’m pretty sure British Muslims will be having a field day at anything above 15 degrees this Ramadan.
4 – So, you can break your fast when its dark? What if you just close the blinds?
Yes, this has genuinely been asked before. Why close the blinds when you can just close your eyes and facepalm at this question.
5 – So, it’s basically like a diet. Don’t you get to lose a lot of weight?
Let me introduce you to iftaar time and what it feels like to have a food coma. In theory, yes you should lose a little bit of chub because fasting is also about learning self-control and eating everything in moderation. In practice, iftaar is another story.
6 – So, if you taste a little bit of your lip balm, do you break your fast?
We go cherry-flavoured in the last 10 days.
7 – Why can’t you just give up something you love, like Lent?
Yeah, that’s not really how Ramadan works. Let’s be real though – if we were to give up something that we love (i.e. food and Rubicon), we’d be fasting anyway.
8 – What about chewing gum? No harm in that, right?
Nope, none at all. Except you wouldn’t be fasting.
Now we’re talking.
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Ramadan Kareem from Elays!