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... to all our muslim members xxxx
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... to all our muslim members xxxx
indeed - Ramadan Kareem to all....
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heh, that's a few years old mind you.
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Ramadan Kareem to all those celebrating the Holy month.
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I never understood why Krispy Kreame don't have a play on the Ramadan Kareem thing. I think that they have really missed a trick.

Anyway... Ramadan Kareem to everyone.
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Yes Ramadan Greetings to one and all.
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Ramadan Kareem to all!
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Aww...thanks guys!

So sweet of you all, the wishes warmly received.

Hope you all are not too inconvenienced during the next month by our fasting.

Personally, I never saw the "logic" of starving people who are not fasting and don't believe in fasting, and forcing them to join in by diktat...

But then I am simple folks, what do I know!

At least, hope the non-fasting people get the shorter work hours in compensation for the starvation - but it doesn't happen like that even for us. I've spent plenty of Iftars at work in previous years, making up for colleagues who are in the office for half-a-day or less..
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Aww...thanks guys!

So sweet of you all, the wishes warmly received.

Hope you all are not too inconvenienced during the next month by our fasting.

Personally, I never saw the "logic" of starving people who are not fasting and don't believe in fasting, and forcing them to join in by diktat...

But then I am simple folks, what do I know!

At least, hope the non-fasting people get the shorter work hours in compensation for the starvation - but it doesn't happen like that even for us. I've spent plenty of Iftars at work in previous years, making up for colleagues who are in the office for half-a-day or less..
Ramadan Kareem to you.

Things are looking bleak already. There is only one local restaurant that will deliver to my office..Its an indian takeaway..

20 guys all eating rogan Josh and madrass's...

Oh its gonna be a long smelly month..

I am of the belief, and some may quite rightly disagree, that non-muslims shouldnt need to fast (which they dont) but they should be allowed to eat and drink as normal wherever they would normally eat.

Why would it offend a muslim that a non muslim is eating? i could understand a mulsim being offended and upset at another muslim not fasting.

I appreciate the 'respect for the country you are in' line that i know will be some responses but i really dont get it.

I think it would help with a western 'warming' towards islam if one was not affected directly by anothers faith, but could learn, be intrigued and inquisitive without have to be directly involved.

I doubt many non muslims in the UAE actually look forward to the cultural enlightening of ramadan..

Just my views of surviving a few of these lovely periods of time..
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Things are looking bleak already. There is only one local restaurant that will deliver to my office..Its an indian takeaway..

20 guys all eating rogan Josh and madrass's...

Oh its gonna be a long smelly month..
LOL! Really can't understand how people can eat curries in the office for a "working lunch"... but that's just me and my non multi-cultural credentials, I guess.

I am of the belief, and some may quite rightly disagree, that non-muslims shouldnt need to fast (which they dont) but they should be allowed to eat and drink as normal wherever they would normally eat.
I agree - my fast doesn't get enhanced by the forced starvation of non-Muslims. Nor is it a lesser fast if some food goes into someone else's mouth & gut.

I appreciate the 'respect for the country you are in' line that i know will be some responses but i really dont get it.
I guess they'd argue that the shorter work hours make up for it, but in reality, many people don't get the shorter work hours.

A better solution might be to allow people to eat where they want, when they want. Those who choose to fast can avail themselves of the shorter work hours. Those who choose not to, carry on as normal in all aspects. At the end of the month, everybody gets a big holiday/party and is happy.
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A better solution might be to allow people to eat where they want, when they want. Those who choose to fast can avail themselves of the shorter work hours. Those who choose not to, carry on as normal in all aspects. At the end of the month, everybody gets a big holiday/party and is happy.
I prefer my deal. No fasting and home by 3pm...
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Ramadan Kareem to all...

...and I and my Western colleagues will still be at our desks at 5pm, while everyone else shoots the craw at 2pm!!!!!
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I prefer my deal. No fasting and home by 3pm...
Agreed - that's the best deal for a non-Muslim if you can get it!
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...and I and my Western colleagues will still be at our desks at 5pm, while everyone else shoots the craw at 2pm!!!!!
I know - I've been there many times.

However, in many of those instances, it would be all those non-fasting Australians and Indians who'd be out of the door at 3pm sharp with the locals, whilst me and a few other fasting and non-fasting people would still be there at 6pm!
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