Ramadhan 2007

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Does anybody feel more "pious" yet?

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

just got back from taraweh.

it took me RIGHT back to last year: the same sights, sounds smells, BO etc.

Its like the whole of last year was a dream.

Ramadan Mubarak!

Don't just do something! Stand there.

Ramadan Mubarak right back at ya.

Try standing near a window or a door.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

"You" wrote:
Ramadan Mubarak right back at ya.

Try standing near a window or a door.

i wasn't complaining! i love it!

i loved the atmosphere in the last 10 mins before maghrib, everyone was so edgy and excited....can't wait til tomorrow when everyone completes our first fast alhamdulillah!

Don't just do something! Stand there.

Shouldn't this be sticky?.... just for Ramadhan that is.

ramzaan mubarak everyone!
i have been busy lately, still am, but I had to come today to wish you all ramazan mubarak. Remember me in your duas.

live and let live!!!!!!!

Admin, how's ur foot while standing in Taraweh?

I have a feeling you're sitting on a chair like the Grandad that you wish were! :twisted:

Don't just do something! Stand there.

"Ya'qub" wrote:
Admin, how's ur foot while standing in Taraweh?

I have a feeling you're sitting on a chair like the Grandad that you wish were! :twisted:

Painful. I stood though. If I had to sit I would have read ti at home.

Yesterday night I was feeling lightheaded. "Is this the Ramadan feeling?" "Naah, just the fever picking up" Lol

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

"You" wrote:
Does anybody feel more "pious" yet?

No. But I feel more at peace. And I feel more like I did when I was in Saudi.

And isnt it great that most students/people who work etc will ALL have the opportunity to break their Iftar at home/with family.

Not cramming dates in your mouth on the way home.

Oh and the time between Asr and Magrib is amongst the most blessed times in the day.

"MuslimSister" wrote:
dates in your mouth on the way home.

Oh and the time between Asr and Magrib is amongst the most blessed times in the day.

it is so much nicer than last year when by the time i got to the mosque from work i only had a few minutes before maghrib

this year we have time to read Qur'an in a circle for quite a while before maghrib.

it was really beautiful alhamdulillah

Don't just do something! Stand there.

I was wondering where this thread got to last night. It would have meant browsing to find it but i couldnt be bothered. And behold this morning it appears before me. Ramzan mubarak everyone (bit late i know but hey better late then never) and happy Shana Tova to Joie de Vivre.

No not the gum drop buttons! – Gingy

There was an announcement yesterday at Taraweeh which made me (and a few others) laugh.

It went along the lines of "Ehem, we would like to remind brothers and sisters of cleanliness ..... smelly socks ...... can you try and wear a fresh pair of socks before coming to prayer". Lol

One thing that bugs me during my fast is how much Non Muslims complain.

I have teachers coming into my room all day long to see me (I now avoid the staffroom, cos there's always food/parties going on).

Telling me

"Oh, I could never do it".

"Isnt it cruel"

"What not even water - isnt that like bad for you".

"You'll waste away to nothing".

"I dunno how you come to work every day"

"You must be starving/knackered" etc etc

If I'am not complaining of hunger pains, fatigue or how long the fasts are. Why on Earth is everyone complaining on my behalf?

I wish I could tell them to shut up and let me get on with it...

If I had my way, I'd go into hibernation for a month.

And why DO british people complain so much?

It is used as an ice breaker and can be amusing. Better than talking about the weather. That is so last year.

A while back I turned into a right whiner. moan about absolutely anything, set people off and enjoy the mayhem. I think I have got over that habit.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

If you dont fast your suppose to give money to charity. Is there a certain amount your suppose to give for each fast missed or can you give whatever you want?

No not the gum drop buttons! – Gingy

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A SCHOLAR

It is not money to charity [i]per se[/i] that you have to give. Rather it is feed a poor person. Provide a meal to open the fast.

If the reason for not keeping the fast is not valid, you also have to keep 30 consecutive fasts to make up for it...

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

Not a lot (apart from today), but way too much greasy food. Even things I do not like. Like pakoras. Can't stand the things, but I think I have had at least one every day so far.

Inshallah over the next few days I (and everyone else) will get a better control over our diets.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

so if you took a homeless person to Greggs and bought them a pasty and doughnut would that count as feeding a poor person? Most homeless ppl here don’t want you to buy them food they rather have the money to either buy cigarettes or drugs.
Plus its a bit difficult to find poor ppl if this country. By giving to charity surely the real poor ppl will have food to eat during ramzan.

No not the gum drop buttons! – Gingy

that is why I said "per se" Lol

because there are not really too many poor people in the UK who qualify, people donate it to a charity, which will be feeding people around the world.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

"You" wrote:
Not a lot (apart from today), but way too much greasy food. Even things I do not like. Like pakoras. Can't stand the things, but I think I have had at least one every day so far.

Inshallah over the next few days I (and everyone else) will get a better control over our diets.

Even I’m eating things that I don’t usually eat. An Arab relative of mine brought some Arab sweets the other day…I’m eating those daily. And I cant stand Arab sweets.

I don’t have a sweet tooth but I’m eating chocolates daily.

If I don’t have my sugar fix. I cant get through Tarawih.

However, the ‘greasy’ food thing is a daily thing for me. Always has been. Iftari isn’t complete unless there’s Samosa’s, pakaro’s, spring rolls, fruit salad etc on the table.

However, unlike previous years. Theres no time for dinner in the day. So, my sugar keeps me going.

This is my most unhealthy Ramadan ever.

"MuslimSister" wrote:
...Anyone else eating a LOT this month?

I know I am. :oops:

i really dont know how ppl can eat so much when they open their fast. I only had one chapatti with keema, a seekh kebab and 2 pakoras. Tired eating some more (even though your not suppose to leave room for breathing) but it just werent happening.

No not the gum drop buttons! – Gingy

Ramadhan Mubarak

To be beautiful is to expect nothing in return.

"MuslimSister" wrote:
"You" wrote:
Not a lot (apart from today), but way too much greasy food. Even things I do not like. Like pakoras. Can't stand the things, but I think I have had at least one every day so far.

Inshallah over the next few days I (and everyone else) will get a better control over our diets.

Even I’m eating things that I don’t usually eat. An Arab relative of mine brought some Arab sweets the other day…I’m eating those daily. And I cant stand Arab sweets.

I don’t have a sweet tooth but I’m eating chocolates daily.

If I don’t have my sugar fix. I cant get through Tarawih.

However, the ‘greasy’ food thing is a daily thing for me. Always has been. Iftari isn’t complete unless there’s Samosa’s, pakaro’s, spring rolls, fruit salad etc on the table.

However, unlike previous years. Theres no time for dinner in the day. So, my sugar keeps me going.

This is my most unhealthy Ramadan ever.

my friend bought krispy kream donuts to the mosque for after iftar.

trying to bow after that was a bit of struggle.... Sad

Don't just do something! Stand there.

"Ya'qub" wrote:
trying to bow after that was a bit of struggle.... Sad

Lol

(and another food that I am not a fan of. Donuts just make the hands greasy.)

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

i went to a different mosque from usual for taraweh 2nite, it was like a machine gun in the way the imam recited and it was all over by 10.15

fealt a bit like a waste of time 2 me because it wasn't like worship at all, just 'lets do this as quickly as possible to get home'

Don't just do something! Stand there.

what you suposed to do if you break your fast?
like do you have to keep some xtra ones and give money to charity o something?

"ThiS WoRlD Iz A PrIsOn 4 A BeLiVeR AnD PaRaDiSe 4 A NoN-BeLiVeR.........."

"M4k4v3l1" wrote:
what you suposed to do if you break your fast?
like do you have to keep some xtra ones and give money to charity o something?

depends on why it was broke.

No acceptable reason = feed the poor + 30 days of consecutive fasts as compensation.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

It was my first day at work in Ramadan today.

Not sure if I slacked off near the end because of dehydration or just a general apathy to the job (or even if I really slacked off tbh).

I seriously need to find a non-sales job in a months time.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

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