Wednesday, August 26, 2009

An Idiot's Guide to Ramadhan!


Here's a funny Q&A on Ramadhan from BBC:

Ramadan, What does this mean?

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It's when Muslims all over the world spend 30 days observing fast and bettering themselves in principles of faith.

Observing fast? Is that something to do with running, then?

No.

Oh, what is it then?

Observing fast, or fasting, is when a person abstains (or keeps away) from eating and drinking.

What, you don't eat or drink anything? Don't you get hungry? I know I would.

Yes, that's the idea. We fast for 30 consecutive days during the month of Ramadan.

30 days? No one can go 30 days without food and drink-or can they?

No, that's right, which is why Muslims only fast during daylight hours. Once the fast for each day ends, they are allowed to eat again.

Then, what's the point of fasting?

Click here for more of the Q&A!

3 comments:

Laila said...

Wow, what an interesting article. Very diffrerent, humorous and informative thanks.

kenwooi said...

haha.. interesting guide =)

kenwooi.com

amirmukhtar said...

laila & kenwooi:

hehe... thanks, i just found it in BBC though