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Ramadan Mabrouk!  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1172 times:

A bit early but still, as there is a chance it will(me) start tomorrow, a big Romdhankom Mabrouk to fellow A.netters.

For those not fasting and living in Muslim countries, how are you coping ?

As a non-Muslim living in TUN I shall fast during working hours but eat a big breakfast and have a nice before-dinner snack when coming back home, same as last year.

UTA  checkeredflag 


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1171 times:

I'm in Jeddah at the moment, and everyone is eagerly awaiting the announcement of the start of Ramadan. We'll be finishing our meeting early today in case.

User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1156 times:

Yes Ramadan Mabrouk to all the A-netters. It's gonna be a hard month in the heat of Singapore.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1138 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 3):
Doesn't sound fun, especially in a place like KSA where I'm almost sure this nonsense is actually enforced in public (JGPH1A, can you confirm that?)

I guess it is, but most of the people I have spoken to seem to take it seriously and see it as part of their faith, just something they do. Fair enough. I don't think I'd enjoy it particularly, but to each his own. Not fair to call it nonsense, it's no sillier than Easter or Christmas. It just lasts longer.


User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1121 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 6):
For some reason, people don't object to the word "nonsense" when applied to eating garlic to ward off vampires, or being afraid of the number 13... Forcing onself and everybody else not to eat when there's no reason for it is and always will be nonsense to me.

Yeah but the stupid PC brigade doesn't come out when one's talking about eating garlic. To each one his own I guess, I agree that to force someone else of another religion to also not eat is going to far. Keep one's religion to oneself really. There's no need to force it on everyone else.

[Edited 2007-09-11 16:36:12]

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1118 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 5):
Easter or Christmas

And I would guess the celebrations for the end of Ramadan are just as big as Christmas, including loads and loads of food.

So are you going to Jeddah again for Eid ul-Fitr, JGPH1A?  Wink



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1099 times:

And happy new year....

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
As a non-Muslim living in TUN I shall fast

If yer not Muslim, then ye should eat normalye foolish rhaat!



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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Ramadan Mabrouk to all in the a.net world and elsewhere. Tomorrow the slf will be covered and I am going to try to fast with her for one day. Tomorrow will be a wonderful day, Inshallah.

Texan



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Ramadan Moubarak to everyone as well.


"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2153 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
same as last year.

hahaha. Your memory ís quite bad as when I was there, you and rhaatda kept going to a fast-foodish place or coming home to eat lunch.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 5):
So are you going to Jeddah again for Eid ul-Fitr, JGPH1A?

Highly unlikely - this trip was my first, last and only I reckon. Food here is great though, so I imagine the feast at the end of Ramadan must be spectaculary. Mmmmmmm umm'ali (sp?) - a kind of uber-breadandbutter pudding ! Very yum.


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 968 times:

Well I'm in Riyadh and thankful that Ramadan didn't start today otherwise I wouldn't be eating lunch. Flying back to the UAE tonight, so it's not like its going to be that much better there but at least I'll be able to go to a hotel to have a bite.

I'll be between Saudi and Dubai for the rest of Ramadan though. I'll probably have a nice breakfast (on the 40th floor of the Kingdom Centre which I think is the only place serving food during the day hours) and then probably order a snack box from the hotel and sneak it into work, then eat it at lunch time hiding under my desk with the door of my office closed.

Ramadan mubarak to our Muslim a.netters.



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Well, I was in a Muslim country, but I left it on Monday. So obviously, no Ramadan issue for me  Smile

Now to eat a Loukoum.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 930 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 945 times:

Ramadan Moubarak for all our muslim brothers and sisters.

As a muslim living in a non-muslim country, Ramadan will a bit hard for me but I hope to be in my hometown for "eid"

Peace for the world


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 941 times:

To all Muslim A.netters: Ramadan Mubarak!

User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 938 times:

Ramadan Mubarak to all!!

This is at least the 2nd consecutive year where we are discussing the non-muslims in Muslim countries during Ramadan. With the exception of the fact that some restaurants etc might not offer full menu or any food at all during the day, might be considered a business decision. Besides that there is no need/reason for any one not fasting to hold themselves back. Its against the very concept of the fast, to control the hunger and urge to eat or drink. I had never taken offence or even notice anyone eating during the day when I was in a Muslim country. Never had any problem now that I am not, the only thing I do miss is the atmosphere.

Quoting Emrecan (Reply 14):
As a muslim living in a non-muslim country, Ramadan will a bit hard for me but I hope to be in my hometown for "eid"

It takes a little getting used to, you'll be fine. In the begining you just might have to make sure to rememeber not to eat or drink in the regular flow. Part of the 'atmosphere' I was talking about is just not there if you are a minority. BTW where are you now and where are you from? For as long as you have been on the forum, I don't think our path have crossed online ver often.


User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 921 times:

Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 16):
the only thing I do miss is the atmosphere.

I think the atmosphere is best in places like Pakistan and India as well as other Muslim countries.


User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 930 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 16):

Hi, I am from Turkey and working in Romania. This year will be my 4th Ramadan here so in a way I got used to it already.
But it is clear that being abroad during Ramadan is very hard...


User currently offlineImiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 853 times:

Ramadhan mubarak to all my muslim brothers and sisters out there. It's currently 1 am here in the UK and only 3 hours to go before the first sehri meal. Can't wait!

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