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Ramadan Mabrouk!

Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:27 pm

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.

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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:31 pm

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.
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:57 pm

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

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:20 pm

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.
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:35 pm

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]
 
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:36 pm

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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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:47 pm

And happy new year....
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:18 am

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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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:29 am

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.

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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:06 am

Ramadan Moubarak to everyone as well.
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:22 am

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.
 
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:02 pm

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.
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:34 pm

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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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:36 pm

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.

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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:42 pm

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"

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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:58 pm

To all Muslim A.netters: Ramadan Mubarak!
 
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:19 pm

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.
 
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:37 pm

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.
 
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:46 pm

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...
 
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RE: Ramadan Mabrouk!

Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:00 am

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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