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scot47 Apr 17th 2013 10:13 am

Ramadan Kareem !
 
And this year it is in the height of summer ! ENJOY !!!! Sometimes I rejoice in the fact that I have retired to "Dar Al Harb" with the rest of the unbelievers ! Ramadan is a difficult time to be in KSA, Avoid especailly the roads in that period of about an hour before Sunset.Crazed drivers with low blood sugar in a hurry to get home and break the fast with Fatima and the children.

jam25mack Apr 17th 2013 10:25 am

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 
I LOVE Ramadan. My favorite time of the year. Dubai is empty as everyone is on hols, work is quiet and no one expects to much, out of the office by 2pm = WICKED!

Quackers Apr 17th 2013 10:27 am

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 10663876)
I LOVE Ramadan. My favorite time of the year. Dubai is empty as everyone is on hols, work is quiet and no one expects to much, out of the office by 2pm = WICKED!

Yes but getting out of the office at 2pm is no good when the pub doesn't open until 8pm :p

britexpat76 Apr 17th 2013 11:00 am

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 
Having to be in the office at 8am as you can only get anthing official done in the morning, yes I get 7 hours off in the afternoon but I then have to open up at 8pm until 12+.......... A truly awful time of the year - And All the bars/restaurants are dry here 24/7. Its like living in KSA for 1 month a year.

UKCityGent Apr 17th 2013 12:22 pm

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 
Isnt Ramadan in (early) July ?

jam25mack Apr 17th 2013 12:42 pm

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by Quackers (Post 10663877)
Yes but getting out of the office at 2pm is no good when the pub doesn't open until 8pm :p

That's fine with me - work, head home, mid afternoon snooze, pub, snooze and repeat.

Also maybe substitute snooze at home for snooze on the beach.

Scamp Apr 17th 2013 1:00 pm

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 10664086)
That's fine with me - work, head home, mid afternoon snooze, pub, snooze and repeat.

Also maybe substitute snooze at home for snooze on the beach.

You've missed out trying to pull the head off it:

Eat, Beat, Sleep, Repeat.

jam25mack Apr 17th 2013 1:22 pm

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10664123)
You've missed out trying to pull the head off it:

Eat, Beat, Sleep, Repeat.

Ha ha ha! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

scot47 Apr 17th 2013 9:45 pm

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 
Ramadan in 2013 will start on Tuesday, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August.

Depending on the sighting of the Moon of course !! At least in KSA. In more benighted countries like the UAE they may rely on innovations like calendars and astronomer's predictions !!!:):):):):):)

Eva Apr 17th 2013 9:53 pm

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 10664086)
That's fine with me - work, head home, mid afternoon snooze, pub, snooze and repeat.

Also maybe substitute snooze at home for snooze on the beach.

In July?
You would look like the sacrificial offering......

redShark Apr 17th 2013 11:48 pm

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 10663860)
And this year it is in the height of summer ! ENJOY !!!! Sometimes I rejoice in the fact that I have retired to "Dar Al Harb" with the rest of the unbelievers ! Ramadan is a difficult time to be in KSA, Avoid especailly the roads in that period of about an hour before Sunset.Crazed drivers with low blood sugar in a hurry to get home and break the fast with Fatima and the children.


Actually, for a Muslim who have spent all his adulthood life doing fasting in Ramadan, fasting in July is not really that difficult. However, without the Islamic faith It is near impossible to fast the month of Ramdan in summer. Once, a non-Muslim friend of mine who was intrigued by the way Muslims do their fasting actually tried to do it with me. The first two days he barely managed to go through them; by the third day he was completely consumed by fatigue and headache and just gave it up.

Ramadan for Muslim is a story of multiple disciplines; Food intake regulation is just one part of that story. The moral of the story is to teach patience, a vital human characteristc that is quite difficult to teach in words.

mikewot Apr 18th 2013 3:23 am

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by redShark (Post 10665238)
Actually, for a Muslim who have spent all his adulthood life doing fasting in Ramadan, fasting in July is not really that difficult. However, without the Islamic faith It is near impossible to fast the month of Ramdan in summer.

Nonsense. Maintaining a fast, like giving up cigarettes, is a matter of willpower not of religious belief.

Millsyisland Apr 18th 2013 3:52 am

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 
From what I've seen, there's very little regulation once the fast is broken with mountains of food through the hours of darkness - I understand many people put on weight during Ramadan.

DOCUAE Apr 18th 2013 4:02 am

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by Millsyisland (Post 10665491)
From what I've seen, there's very little regulation once the fast is broken with mountains of food through the hours of darkness - I understand many people put on weight during Ramadan.

You're right. On the 1st day of Ramadan last year, there were over 800 people reported to the emergency department at Hamad hospital in Doha, due to the effects of over eating!

mikewot Apr 18th 2013 4:04 am

Re: Ramadan Kareem !
 

Originally Posted by Millsyisland (Post 10665491)
I understand many people put on weight during Ramadan.

And admissions to hospital because they stuff their faces after iftar. http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...r-ramadan-fast


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