Reminder: NO EATING

tallg
By tallg

Regardless of whether or not you think it's ridiculous that they impose this on non-Muslims as well, it's probably worth reminding you all of this;

Adults found eating or drinking in public between dawn and dusk (the fasting time) during the holy month can be taken to task, said [lawyer] Mohsin Thiyab Al Suwaidi. The act attracts up to three months of imprisonment or a fine of up to QR3,000 or both under Article 267 of Qatar’s criminal code.

And while we're at it, this rule applies all the time but is probably policed more during Ramadan;

Dressing indecently is a crime punishable under Article 290 and action can be taken against the violators regardless of whether it is Ramadan or not, the lawyer said.

Source: Peninsula

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By stranger16• 11 years 10 months ago.
stranger16

It's just a way of forcing the society to respect and observe the tradition...in a way it's a sign of insecurity..but whatever...stop complaining let them enjoy their holy month,and let's sacrifice for them,God will bless u more..

if you snooze you lose....

By ajinasma1• 11 years 11 months ago.
ajinasma1

Some companies are giving only 5 hours of job for non musllims too.For those people can sleep at home. Sometimes it looks like injustice also.

By umieshah• 11 years 11 months ago.
umieshah

u are a disrespectful, dispicable person go back to your pregidice country your not wanted here. no one cares about nostradamus this is a muslim country, follow there rules or go home. Whats the matter you cant make money there quit using people your hurrible and i dont like you u need to watch yaself in other peoples country you fool

By umieshah• 11 years 11 months ago.
umieshah

your ignorant

By umieshah• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
umieshah

follow their rules. it is a crime how would you like if someone went to your country and disrespected it, you probably wouldnt. \all there asking is for us to follow their rules its not hard. If it is we should go back to where we came from and stop trying to ruin there culture

By chevydjak• 11 years 11 months ago.
chevydjak

QUOTE:

"This holy month helps us get rid of the bad thing we humans do. Its an oppurtunity given to us by God....."

My Question:

If one of the reason is to get rid of bad thing... then why the following should be expected or happening during Ramadan:

- Most fellow Muslims (not all) are hot tempered during Ramadan Month, especially from morning till dusk.

- They are very lazy to work and not accomodating to their fellows.

- They should be good because as u said it is "holy" but it is the reciprocal and worse than normal days.

- When they are driving....errrrrrr...no comment... they are always on rush..rush...rush... and it is very risky to drive during ramadan month.

Just my observation for 7 yrs in the middle east...how can we get rid of bad things if we are becoming worse during these days? Coz i can't accept the reason that they are hungry....

Just asking no harm intended :D

"BRING IT ON DUDE!!!"

By Stone Cold• 11 years 11 months ago.
Stone Cold

There are risk in everything. Even eating have a risk. The cards is in their hands of which, shall we say gambling with one dear life

By shellyjean• 11 years 11 months ago.
shellyjean

without drinking water? I am happy to respect the rules in public, especially when I have the freedom to stay home, but what about those who can't?

By annc• 11 years 11 months ago.
annc

when living in Indonesia, my Muslim friends would tell me "please- eat!! drink!! it is fine"- they felt that a TRUE , spritual fast was foregoing food/drink in the face of others partaking. Having no food/drink available is NOT fasting- fasting is declining in the midst of much.

By annc• 11 years 11 months ago.
annc

let's see them round up all the "muslims" who are drinking and drunk in the bars at night!! good grief. what hypocrites.

By Happy Happy• 11 years 11 months ago.
Happy Happy

Maybe they were all diabetic malnourished minors who were prescribed to munch on Walkers to survive, of course they had HMC proof on them for when they get busted…lol

I've got to say this is a strange incident though, knowing what the consequences might have been if they were caught!

Salam

By ajinasma1• 11 years 11 months ago.
ajinasma1

it is a Muslim country..so should follow the regulations here..otherwise step out..

Why these people trying to make a wound a religion or a community?

By Xena• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Xena

car - won't mention nationalities for fear of being accused of generalising - but lets just say, I am 100% sure that he was muslim...

and literally 30min later I saw a group of young guys walking around eating chips and drinking cooldrinks... hmmm.... they were wearing thobe too....;-)

"if you don't like the heat... get out of the kitchen... but stop trying to fan the flames before you leave... it will burn you on the a** as you go through the doorway...." ME

 

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By Scarlett• 11 years 11 months ago.
Scarlett

seems you need to read up on the holidays and how little time Westerners get off for vacation. Over here and in Europe, taking a full month off is nothing...We just CAN'T do it in the States...or you lose your job.

A good friend helps you up when you fall. A best friends pees their pants laughing and trips you again!

By Scarlett• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Scarlett

people who are truly strong believers in their religion, would have no problem when others are eating in front of them...IF they truly believed. I find it amusing that a whole country has to DICTATE that there will be no eating or drinking to keep the believers from falling off their fasting. It is a PERSONAL issue...and should be done by EACH person not because the authorities say so.

I agree with Gypsy that restaurants that are enclosed should be able to remain open, just as those open air eateries in the mall, should be closed.

But...that's just my personal opinion...I follow the rules but when I am in MY PERSONAL CAR, I will drink my water if I am thirsty.

A good friend helps you up when you fall. A best friends pees their pants laughing and trips you again!

By Stone Cold• 11 years 11 months ago.
Stone Cold

Come on inter2006, he's posting it up in good faith. Would not a reminder from someone outside a muslim entity be a taken as token of goodwill.

By INTER2006• 11 years 11 months ago.
INTER2006

Hey tallgee, since when were you nominated to be the authority on no eating during ramadan? do you think people on QL are dumb and don't realize what country they are making money in? Come on talk about something else besides religion and dress rules.

By cedric• 11 years 11 months ago.
cedric

It is our duty to respect this holy month, even non-muslim.

By ummjake• 11 years 11 months ago.
ummjake

of employment used to send around emails to all staff that reminded them that MUSLIM employees only had to work 6 hours/day during Ramadan...but the rest of us had to stay the regular full schedule. They also cut our lunch break down to 15-20 minutes during Ramadan.

I hope they no longer do that...but I don't know.

In some ways this discussion reminds me of conversations I have had with single and 'married w/ family' friends -- about the benefits that employees are offered, and how singletons often get left out of the mix. They're expected to work holidays more than their married ounterparts (because they don't have a spouse and kids to celebrate with), they don't get free tuition for their kids as part of their package. They often wonder why the double standard (they DO have family and friends they want to celebrate with so how about everyone works the same # of holidays, and instead of tuition how about a gym membership for them, etc.).

"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."

-- Maya Angelou

By fubar• 11 years 11 months ago.
fubar

I had to roll my eyes at the thought of a Christmas break where *everyone* takes "a one week stretch AT LEAST".

Cripes... have you any idea about how many days holiday most companies offer in the US?

How can you compare a country where most employees get about 37 working days annual leave plus 10 days public holiday to countries where the total number of leave days could be less than 15? Get a grip.

By renzon• 11 years 11 months ago.
renzon

Guess who are exempted to be on-duty during the eid holidays? While they get their 5-day holiday unbroken, we non-muslim are required to give one day of that to man our office.

Yes we have to abide with the law and custom of this country, but we don't have to agree. And one more thing, I respect your opinion on this, so likewise, can you also respect the others.

By ummjake• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
ummjake

only get 2 weeks off a YEAR -- not like the 45 days folks here in Qatar generously get. So it's not surprising that many people there choose not to spend their precious vacation days around religious holidays.

It's also common that everyone gets Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1 off -- but beyond that, if you want to, as you say, "club the Christmas holidays" (seriously? I've never met one person who has done this...), then they eat into their 2 weeks' of time, and most choose to save that for the better weather of summer, in my experience.

And you needn't get all pissy and sarcastic. I wasn't saying that it was oh so excruciating to sit in a hot car with bad A/C and not be able to drink. I was merely pointing out that Ramadan has no collective spiritual meaning for us non-Muslims so there's no upside to our depriving ourselves of food/water in public; we're not earning brownie points in heaven, it just kind of sucks.

"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."

-- Maya Angelou

By verisimilitude• 11 years 11 months ago.
verisimilitude

ummjake said

"That's probably NOT how the non-Muslim sees it when he's stuck in traffic, his car A/C isn't working too well, and he's dying to grab the bottle of water that's laying on the passenger seat and take a gulp."

Yeah that's excruciating... I am just bracing myself for the at least five expatriates we'll lose this year dying out of thirst in that manner... please park on the side before you take your last breath though so you don't block the traffic for believers in their cars WITH air conditioners...

As for covering on religious holidays... Muslims or Hindus I know in the West rarely take even one day off on Eid or Diwali... unlike their Christian friends who like to club the Christmas Holidays with New Year and frequently take a one week stretch AT LEAST...

By ummjake• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
ummjake

I wouldn't expect to hear/see Muslims complaining about fasting. It's their religion, their choice.

Ditto for kids who fast. I am sure they feel a sense of pride as if they are joining the ranks of the adult Muslim world by participating in this very important ritual and sacrifice.

That's probably NOT how the non-Muslim sees it when he's stuck in traffic, his car A/C isn't working too well, and he's dying to grab the bottle of water that's laying on the passenger seat and take a gulp.

As for covering for colleagues during religious holidays, I think that swings ALL ways (others workers would probably offer to cover the Christians during Xmas, the Jews during Rosh Hashanah/Hannukah, the Muslims during Eids, the Hindus during Diwali, etc.) -- the same way you do for colleagues when it's their kid's birthday or their anniversary. Kind of a 'quid pro quo" arrangement...

"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."

-- Maya Angelou

By verisimilitude• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
verisimilitude

We have Muslims who are expected to not have food or water during the morning hours... they are not complaining...

Then there are the nonMuslims who are expected to not drink or eat in public and they are distressed...

I am Indian and I am used to fasting in India with no allowances... sometime I break my fast by having a drink of water and without having a proper meal until night fall because I would be at work... I took it in my stride... I personally don't mind if anyone eats or drinks in my presence during Ramadhan and personally I am not the type of person who would hold it against a nonMuslim who has a bite or a drink...

I agree its an inconvenience for nonMuslims that you are not allowed to eat in public but really... Is that so much of an inconvenience?

How about during Christmas when almost the entire country shuts down in the West and businesses slow down, do you hear Muslims complaining? Do you hear Muslims complaining about having to stand in for their Christmas colleagues in Hospitals so they can take a break? Do you hear Muslims complaining here in Doha when they have to stand in for their Christian colleagues who take off during Christmas and New Year?

Everyone knows its a Muslim country and the laws are in accordance with Islam for the convenience of Muslims... or haven't you noticed?

If you have a medical problem, just monitor yourself accordingly... how hard is it? rarely is a person in public for over one hour in a stretch, just plan accordingly...

if people are still going to kick up a fuss about it... shame on you... I advise you to look at the face of some of the younger kids and teenagers who are fasting without complaining... grow up...

Being an expatriate requires a certain degree of tolerance to local cultures and traditions... if that is not in your nature, then you seriously need to reconsider your situation before you end up doing something detrimental to yourself...

By skhttb86• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
skhttb86

to be honest, i think the ban on non muslims eating is unnecessary, because in essence fasting is about resisting temptation, and choosing to fast for god, and to suffer as those who are less fortunate suffer. If you are eliminating the temptation, then you're kind of going against the whole point. However, i have in the past seen some pretty inconsiderate behavior of non muslims chomping away infront of those fasting, which is pretty bad. I think, it shouldnt be an official rule, but that people should just be asked to consider other peoples feelings, or beliefs at a time like this.

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

i have one question,i'm not a muslim,but please quote one reference in the Holy Quran where it says that all eateries/restaurants should be closed & there should be no eating/drinking in public...i'm asking because i know it isn't there & i also know that the true meaning of ramadan is maintaining one's fast amidst the normal non-muslim world around you & overcoming the temptations in doing so...so as some others have already pointed out is the practice in their home countries(like Egypt,which is a muslim country) as it is in mine,India,where no it's not a muslim country but we have, i don't know maybe 10 times more muslims than all the muslims in this country & life goes on like normal & my muslim friends fast...AMIDST all of that and that my dear muslim brothers & sisters is the real meaning of fasting...& no abuamerican,we don't eat or drink in front of him to mock or tempt him 'cos we respect the fact that he's fasting but we can step out of our workplace & get something to eat downstairs while he's in the office,as non-muslims we have that option while he, as a muslim,fasts...so please,all you people out there claiming 'this is a muslim country so this is how it is'...save it,there are other muslim countries in the world along with other non-muslim countries with very big muslim populations & NONE of them enforce this ridiculous rule,i know that for a fact & probably so do you,weather you admit or not is a different story all together though...Ramadan Kareem...

By alma wad• 11 years 11 months ago.
alma wad

http://yadiin.blogspot.com/

"for people who are not fasting it's not that big of deal to not be able to eat in public."

I had been of the same view until I got some kidney problems two years ago .I had to drink something otherwise I was in terrible pain ... and I had to rush and hide in a toilet of the Villaggio for I can drink ,my bottle of water ...

It is very hot here -and there are a lots of people suffering from diabetics ...

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

I am not sure if this is in accordance to the injunction of the Qur'aan or the sunnah. I cannot recall if I read from the Sunnah whether during Ramadaan,under the Caliphate, whether it was imposed on non muslims at that time not to eat in public.

I believe any act of worship (thus Sawm) is something personal betwwen the worshipper and the worshipped. In fact, when I see other eat on the streets of the Western worls and I, I am fasting...I feel so good about my fasting.I feel very close to God and in fact appreciate that I am doing an act of worship.

How can it offend a muslim that a non muslim is eating in front of him. Is this really respect? So why outside Ramadaan then alcohol is not sold in Hotels. So why outsie Ramadaan, gambling is on horses are still allowed? I can't get it. I feel it's not fair...Imagine the labourer on the street of Doha under the scorhing sun had to dig trenches and just as he wants to drink some water, some policeman sees him..Oh God...I can't imagine his fate.

Anyway, Allah Knows best whether this is fair or not. I am only a mortal like all of you.

Happy Ramadaan to all my muslim brothers and sisters. For my non-muslims Qlers,well I have to wish you call the best.

They say where there is a will there is a way but I notice where there is money there are ways!!!

By hamoudi01• 11 years 11 months ago.
hamoudi01

HAPPY RAMADAN TO ALL...

PLEASE FELLOWS ABIDE BY THE RULES AND STAY CALM...

IVE BEEN BLESSED 4 HAVIN U IN MY LYF, IF I HAD THE CHANCE I WUDN'T HESITATE 2 MAKE U MY WIFE.

By fluffy123• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
fluffy123

I think people shouldn't say stuff like people who live in non-Muslim countries have a real sense of Ramadan because they are tested by the eating and other immoral things going on.

I'm from the states i would rather here than there for Ramadan. yes people eating in front of you shouldn't stop your fast. but it will make you fast a lot easier if people weren't chowing down on some food right in front of you.

and secondly for people who are not fasting it's not that big of deal to not be able to eat in public. no one is telling you not to eating during the day they are just saying don't eat in public.

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

AMAZING

’Idolized Or Despized’ Either Way I Get Recognized.

By medoha• 11 years 11 months ago.
medoha

During Ramadan, the mind, soul and practice are to get forgiveness from GOD.

I respect this fasting and will not eat food during office hour. Please also give loving kindness to people who are not fasting and let them eat if they are hungry. GOD will give more credits for doing this.

By qatarisun• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
qatarisun

tallg, thanks for reminding...

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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

By edifis• 11 years 11 months ago.
edifis

Drac do you suck blue blood too?

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

ok

By verisimilitude• 11 years 11 months ago.
verisimilitude

it ought to be... Reminder No EATING IN PUBLIC

I am seeing quite a few people confused to thinking that they are not allowed to eat during day times in Ramadhan...

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

thanks for the reminder

** http://khetrajmainali.blogspot.com

By donald_duc168• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
donald_duc168

reminder... its simple really...

pay respect or pay for it!!!!

By Apple• 11 years 11 months ago.
Apple

I can speak on behalf of Pinoy Muslims....of course we dont!

By Stone Cold• 11 years 11 months ago.
Stone Cold

In fact some post are just a curious queries. Some of valuable suggestions. No need to jump up with sword withdrawn just like in the olden days. Like we say in the other thread, the best self test of fasting is to resist temptation, not the hunger.

By GodFather.• 11 years 11 months ago.
GodFather.

Ramadan Kareem to every one and thankful to Tallg for the thread for reminding us. The same content was posted in the Filexpat group for the benefits of the Kabayans thismorning.

Good things about Ramadan. 5 hour working day from 8.30am to 1.30pm.

Longer shopping hours in the night.

Save some money as the watering holes are closed..:)

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By Dracula• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Dracula

No problems for me!

All day I am fasting!

Drac's eating [read:blood sucking]time: from sunset to sunrise!:)

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By Xena• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Xena

8 - 9 hours, even during Ramadan... :-( like I mentioned before, we get the fear of God put into us regarding eating and drinking - can I add smoking to the list...

All i can say is... i will be enjoying my time on the farm even more now, as its the only place I can smoke in peace once I leave my house in the morning:-)

But its gonna be a long break between 1pm and 6 pm before I can smoke again, once I am at the office;-)

"if you don't like the heat... get out of the kitchen... but stop trying to fan the flames before you leave... it will burn you on the a** as you go through the doorway...." ME

 

visit www.qaws.org

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

..but there are certain things best left unquestioned. If it's the law of the land,it has the approval at the highest levels. No one will gain anything questioning that. It will only cause heartburns!

Source:

- A study Conducted by FriedUnicorn - Vol I (September,1999)

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

It is a stone-age mentality. Those who want to fast can fast. Non fasting people are not making fasting people eat. It's the same with censoring sex channels on satellite TVs: those who don't want to watch them can switch them off (if they are serious).

By nomad_08• 11 years 11 months ago.
nomad_08

"It's REST TIME for teaboys" - but not for housemaids :-(

By yv2r• 11 years 11 months ago.
yv2r

As saying goes,Be a roman in rome,qatari in qatar

By yv2r• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
yv2r

yv2r

As long as we live here, we must the religion & culture,nothing wrong indoors.

For others good time for dieting & reduce

By azilana7037• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
azilana7037

Unless the teaboy works in an office/company on a split shift work schedule. As they would also be working till late.

And how about those working in the service industry (restaurant, food court, etc)...they'll be working till late.

By azilana7037• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
azilana7037

That's what I know/practice every Ramadan since I came here last 2005.

As for leilany2's comments...Filipino Muslims are minority population in the Philippines (Christian country) UNLIKE here in QATAR (Islamic country) wherein the NON-MUSLIMS should follow what is practiced.

By Happy Happy• 11 years 11 months ago.
Happy Happy

Don't attempt to open your mouth from dawn to sun set, except to talk. Sorry to confirm that, but this for your own protection, when in public.

The same rule applies to Muslims entitled by GOD to not fast, for certain health and mental reasons.

Salam

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

I hate smokers...yuck!

LOL

Source:

- A study Conducted by FriedUnicorn - Vol I (September,1999)

By ummjake• 11 years 11 months ago.
ummjake

make much difference for us non-smokers the REST of the year, salax85.

Ever see how many guys hang out in the coffee shops in the malls here, sitting directly under the "NO SMOKING" sign, puffing away?

They never do a thing about them, but watch how fast a non-Muslim will get ticketed if he ever lights up during daylight in the coming 4 weeks...LOL!

"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."

-- Maya Angelou

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

I will let them know!

Source:

- A study Conducted by FriedUnicorn - Vol I (September,1999)

By ummjake• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
ummjake

daylight. Not in your car at the traffic light or anything...

Don't chew gum, suck on a mint, smoke, take a swig of water to wash down a Panadol tablet, kiss a member of the opposite sex (no PDA's of any kind).

NADA!

"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."

-- Maya Angelou

By happygolucky• 11 years 11 months ago.
happygolucky

I dont think smoking is allowed too during the day in open... though this is my first Ramadan here in Doha but back in Abu Dhabi...it was not allowed...

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One life to live, live it to the fullest.

By Apple• 11 years 11 months ago.
Apple

for fasting muslims...NO!

By Pajju• 11 years 11 months ago.
Pajju

FU after ifthar u can have on public

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

Source:

- A study Conducted by FriedUnicorn - Vol I (September,1999)

By Pajju• 11 years 11 months ago.
Pajju

FU is this question ?

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

Some people are wanting to know about it.

Source:

- A study Conducted by FriedUnicorn - Vol I (September,1999)

By ummjake• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
ummjake

It is very ironic and not really in the spirit of the season.

As others have pointed out, it is really ONLY here in the Gulf where you find all this bending over backwards to support those who fast, make it easier for them to stick to their guns. In Egypt, restaurants stay open and if you're the poor bloke who happens to be the cook, well guess what? You still have to stand over the stove and smell all the meat cooking while you're fasting.

It's supposed to be an additional sacrifice that one makes. But here? Working hours get reduced 25% (this year they made most schools stay closed until after Eid!), people sleep half the day and stay up all night (most of my Muslim friends actually GAIN weight during Ramadan).

I'm with Gypsy on this one: why not let individual food establishments (especially places like Chilis that cater to a more western clientele) stay open?

"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."

-- Maya Angelou

By SAMAEL• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
SAMAEL

Hmmm my room at the ramada last ramadan had alcohol in the mini bar.

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By fubar• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
fubar

I don't agree with the necessity to ban the consumption of food in public spaces, but it's the law and I'll happily abide by it.

But I can't see the danger of allowing cafes to serve people some food out of sight.

It's not as if Muslims will hear the clinking of cutlery and will forget their fasting because a couple of people are eating a steak, just as I'm sure Abu didn't stop fasting when some idiots ate food in front of him.

By Mandilulur• 11 years 11 months ago.
Mandilulur

I do love Ramadan but I prefer to be in the US for the holy month. There's just something incongruous about a spiritual time of prayer and family and fasting that threatens non-observers with three months in prison.

Mandi

By Midfielder 4• 11 years 11 months ago.
Midfielder 4

Abu - right, sticks and stones.

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A wise young crackpot knows no fear - Ian Dury.

By Midfielder 4• 11 years 11 months ago.
Midfielder 4

Very true Gypsy!

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A wise young crackpot knows no fear - Ian Dury.

By Midfielder 4• 11 years 11 months ago.
Midfielder 4

Ramadan Mubarak, observe the local laws...

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A wise young crackpot knows no fear - Ian Dury.

By Gypsy• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Gypsy

I think office policies should be left to the offices and I think open eating establishments (i.e. food courts and outdoor areas) should be closed, but I think individual restaurants should be left open. I mean, if you're fasting why would you go sit in a chilli's and watch people eat?

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

Thanks for sharing.And a nice reminder to all.

By tallg• 11 years 11 months ago.
tallg

Abu - you love it when I do that to you.

By fubar• 11 years 11 months ago.
fubar

And why is all the alcohol removed from the minibars in hotel rooms during Ramadan?

It's not like you'd take it and drink it on the street, whether it was Ramadan or not.

I'm just not sure I can follow Abu's logic.

By tallg• 11 years 11 months ago.
tallg

Abu - so they should clamp down on the few people who go round doing that, rather than blanket banning eating for everyone.

By fubar• 11 years 11 months ago.
fubar

Be that as it may, Abu, is there a reason why cafes and restaurants shouldn't be allowed to serve food away from the view of those whose religion does not compell them to fast?

Alcohol is made available to people who can drink, even if that doesn't include muslims. Why not burgers during Ramadan?

By SAMAEL• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
SAMAEL

lol our company gave us 08:30 till 13:30... then following e-mail said Not Site Staff, their hours are 08:00 till 15:00 lmao, oh well, i would just get bored with all that time on my hands

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By britexpat• 11 years 11 months ago.
britexpat

5 hour day ?

No wonder the bloody roads aren't being completed..:(

By tallg• 11 years 11 months ago.
tallg

"5 hour working day from 8.30am to 1.30pm." - not everyone UKEng!

By Gypsy• 11 years 11 months ago.
Gypsy

Hey! Where'd you get that picture! That's totally me!

By fubar• 11 years 11 months ago.
fubar

Thanks UK for reminding us of the benefits of Ramadan!

Can I add:

Sumptuous feasts every night at hotels.

Lots of discounts and sales at shopping centers.

By britexpat• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
britexpat

I can't understand it.. She was in the choir at her local church in Sakatoon, sassskatchewaaan...

Then she comes to the Middle East, and >>>>

By heero_yuy2• 11 years 11 months ago.
heero_yuy2

Or?

"Everything in this book may be wrong." Illusions: The Adventures of The Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

By tallg• 11 years 11 months ago.
tallg

brit - I'd never start a thread with that intention ;p

By Apple• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Apple

Leilany2, I wouldn't say they're better or real than any other Muslims, but I must agree that they're facing the real test and need a strong determination. Restaurants/Coffee shop are open, alot of girls wearing revealing cloths around you, working hours are normal 8hrs/day....cinema and bars/clubs open almost 24hr. But by the grace of God, we performed what has been obliged to us on this holy month :)

By SPEED• 11 years 11 months ago.
SPEED

:-D

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

Tallg, have a nice trip! Don't forget to visit Romania!

By britexpat• 11 years 11 months ago.
britexpat

I hope we're not getting into another meaningless discussion about the rights and wrongs.

Tye rules are there. Let's adhere to them for the next month at least..

By fubar• 11 years 11 months ago.
fubar

You do have to wonder about the will of people who need to do something because they see others do it.

It seems more like a case of sour grapes to me - if I can't eat, than neither can you.

By leilany2• 11 years 11 months ago.
leilany2

Muslim country or not what i'm trying to say is that.."IF YOU ARE TRUE TO YOUR FAITH AND TRUE TO YOURSELF NOBODY OR NOTHING CAN DISTRACT YOU IN ANY WAY".

By tallg• 11 years 11 months ago.
tallg

and honeybunch - everyone is willing to undergo the rules and regulations, but that doesn't mean we have to agree with them. Hence we voice our opinions. Or do you believe that our voices should all be censored?

By tallg• 11 years 11 months ago.
tallg

every_mothers_nightmare: dressing indecently is a crime - "Dressing indecently is a crime punishable under Article 290"

honeybunch - I disagree. It is a very weak person who can't resist the temptation to eat just because they see someone else doing it. Muslims in the UK have to fast for much longer hours than here (during the summer) and see people eating all around them.

Imposing respectful dressing on non-Muslims I can understand and agree with - especially since it's not that much effort for us to all dress respectfully. But to force us not to eat against our will is inhumane.

Anyway, I'm out of this country for good on Saturday so couldn't care less. Just wanted to warn the rest of you!

By Gypsy• 11 years 11 months ago.
Gypsy

LOL NEVER!!!! :P

By britexpat• 11 years 11 months ago.
britexpat

Come on admit it... Come out of the closet ..

By honeybunch• 11 years 11 months ago.
honeybunch

and make money from this country to make a living they should also be ready to undergo the rules and regulations and not make big fuss about things........

By leilany2• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
leilany2

I think the real muslim will be found in the Philippines,they have strong faith and strong determination, because during ramadan they r facing the real test,no need to close the restaurant,non-muslims are not restricted to anything...ok respect is respect i agree to that,but like what i said from my previous thread if you have strong faith and true to yourself NOTHING or NOBODY can distract you in anyway even if it is in front of you.

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By newkidontheblock• 11 years 11 months ago.
newkidontheblock

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By bilutopia• 11 years 11 months ago.
bilutopia

Tnx for the info and wish u all RAMADAN KAREEM!!!!

By newkidontheblock• 11 years 11 months ago.
newkidontheblock

Watdapak! Thats why im asking you a Question then you will return the question to me?? Pfffttt!

It's not like Valentines day, christmas and new year that is always welcome to say "Happy Christmas or Happy Valentines". just a curious question.

By Bahraini83• 11 years 11 months ago.
Bahraini83

its like that newkid .. its supposed to be a happy nice season .. since u r getting closer to god ..

By nadzmyrah• 11 years 11 months ago.
nadzmyrah

Thanks for the reminder.

By Gypsy• 11 years 11 months ago.
Gypsy

It's a figure of speech Brit. :)

By Bahraini83• 11 years 11 months ago.
Bahraini83

newkidontheblcok

it is a season of getting closer to god .. so what do u think about that, should people be happy about it? or not

By britexpat• 11 years 11 months ago.
britexpat

"Thank God I only have to put up with 2 weeks of this"

Gypsy has seen the light......

Hold on... Did Nostradamus mention anything like this in his quatraines ??

By honeybunch• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
honeybunch

fasting is not a joke for we muslims..u need determination to behave well within your self....This determination should not get disturbed by any such things like food, evil stuff around you. This holy month helps us get rid of the bad thing we humans do. Its an oppurtunity given to us by God.....

When someone eating in front of a person who is fasting is disrespect and you will urge him break his fast..This is why all restuarants and eatable places are closed between dawn and dusk...

Its better everyone take this seriously and abide by the law announced....

By Bahraini83• 11 years 11 months ago.
Bahraini83

stone cold religious rules are not imposed shall they be so, non muslims will be asked to fast .. are they asked to fast? i don't think so .. they are only asked not to eat in public

By newkidontheblock• 11 years 11 months ago.
newkidontheblock

Im just curious. when it's ramadan, should people be happy about it? i dont know maybe i was thinking because they are fasting and can't eat during daytime. :)

By Gypsy• 11 years 11 months ago.
Gypsy

Thank God I only have to put up with 2 weeks of this :D

By galloper48• 11 years 11 months ago.
galloper48

I'll just have a small snack at home, go to office, then comeback home by noon, have some rest and then lunch.

And will be repeating this for one full month.

So in the end all my drinking/eating will be indoors.

Regards!!

By lyrem21• 11 years 11 months ago.
lyrem21

We must pay respect...

***Your only limitation is your soul***

By anonymous• 11 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

for those who may forget and for those who would just try their "luck"!

"Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship"

By every_mothers_nightmare• 11 years 11 months ago.
every_mothers_nightmare

Dressing indecently is against the relgion and culture of the country.....i agree.

But not a crime.

Aana free, jaana free,

Pakde gaye tho khana free.

By leilany2• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
leilany2

Follow d rules...

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By britexpat• 11 years 11 months ago.
britexpat

Thanks for the reminder...

Happy Ramadan to all..

By Stone Cold• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Stone Cold

They should be more lenient on non muslim. Means that no religious rules should be imposed by force to those who does not practice it. By the way its Qatar, and we all have to abide by it anyway.

By newkidontheblock• 11 years 11 months ago.
newkidontheblock

i will stay indoors.

By mjamille28• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
mjamille28

thanks for reminding...

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