ramadan is over

Posted: October 5, 2008 in bla bla bla, life, ma7alli, rant, thoughts

but the spirit hopefully will live on, i had such a magical month this year, it was the most peaceful ramadan i ever had to be honest. i felt closer to God than i ever were, and i intend to keep it that way, inshAllah.

what baffles me however, is the audacity of so many people, muslims or not, in this holy month. wherever you look you find someone drinking coffee in their car, or rolling down their tinted car windows to blow the smoke off their ciggies, ya3ni cant you wait to get home or to the office or to a freaking parking lot! people have no respect i swear! i go to other offices, or even downstairs to exit to the parking lot (coffee shops/restaurants were operating in my office building as they were in many office buildings in the city!) or to the road, and can smell coffee, smoke, and pungent smelling foods!

what bothers me the most is that the country doesnt impose its supposedly ‘Islamic’ rules on its residents! THEY should respect that its a holy month of fasting and that this is afterall an Islamic country, but rude enough, they want US to get over it coz its a diversified community! in Egypt, you DARE not be caught even chewing gum in the streets, christian or not, everyone has a certain amount of respect for the month, and the country has strict rules on open shops and coffeeshops. i wish that gets implemented here someday, coz even though i couldn’t care less who eats what before me in ramadan, its just rude and disrespectful.

  1. vagueraz says:

    Kol saneh w enti salmeh 😉 …

  2. eshda3wa says:

    in q8 u actually get arrested for eating in public
    and no resturant coffee place or whatever is allowed to open before futoor

  3. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Razan: thank you sweets, w enti salmeh bannout 🙂

  4. Verbal Alchemy says:

    eshda3wa: thats how it should be! and supposedly there is a fine bas never did i hear of anyone getting fined let alone arrested :la6em:

  5. KJ says:

    I both agree and disagree… although the month should be respected by everyone there should be at least a couple of outlets that are licensed to open so that non Muslims can eat their fill

  6. Batoul says:

    late kil sineh wo inty salem, all apologies 😦 I’ve been away. i loved the picture you chose 🙂

  7. Verbal Alchemy says:

    KJ: yes, those outlets are called HOUSES. kel wa7ad yakol w yeshrab w yda55en bi beito 😐

  8. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Batoul: w ana salem 😐 loool thanks w enti saleM kaman bannout no need for apologies, ana bani2admeh mutafahimeh 😀
    lovvatek il 3afyeh hon *hug*

  9. mo says:

    lol i dont think its worse than beirut .. AUB campus especially .. u dont even feel any difference ino il dinya sarat ramadan .. except for the decorative lights they put up

  10. Pru says:

    Dubai is home to a cosmopolitan society and must respect all its subjects equally. I don’t think it fair to impose a certain change in the lifestyle of all non Muslims for a whole month in the name of “respect to the holly month”!! If I am to pardon such a thing I might as well accept that in a Christian country I would have to be a strict vegetarian for 50 days, which I don’t!!
    Besides, fasting is a spiritual experience and one which only God can judge, and Ramadan is supposed to be a month of serenity and good behavior. It would be ruinous to the spirit of the month if it is spent in chasing and punishing sinners and non believers!!

  11. Verbal Alchemy says:

    mo: very incomparable! lebanon was never a muslim country.

  12. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Pru: even if its home to a multicultured multinational community, the UAE is and always will be a Muslim country, that should be respected above anything. and ppl are taking this country for granted, they were given a better quality of life, and they cant shut their yaps in the streets for 30 days!? work hours are only 5-6 hours they can do without the public eating for that long i reckon

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