Just a little question

Ramadan: a guide to the Islamic holy month

Interesting little how to guide.

Just wondering: has The Guardian ever run one on Lent?

24 thoughts on “Just a little question”

  1. “Has the Graun ever run one on Lent?” That’s a disgracefully racist question. “Running one on Lent” would “offend Muslims”, plus it would hinder the Graun’s ultimate objective: Islamising the UK.

  2. Not eating: add to the list of stupid ideas we can thank great religions for.

    Next up: not shagging either.

  3. I read that the instruction from Allah was to fast for one day during Ramadan, but he didn’t specifiy which day so they fast on all of them just to be safe.

    Bloody nutters.

  4. Children, people who are sick or who have mental illness, elderly people, travellers and women who are menstruating , postnatal , pregnant or breast-feeding do not have to fast.

    The travelling exemption used to make me laugh when I lived in the Middle East: it meant the airport burger joints were open and hence stuffed full of Arabs cramming as much grub down their faces as they could. A time of restraint, my arse.

  5. Funny how fasting makes them put on weight. A guide to Islamic metabolism would be useful.

  6. There’s a military exemption too.

    Side note: Ramadam is apparently the reason for the popularity of Vimto (nee Vim Tonic) in the Gulf…

  7. One reason why no paper would run a guide to what to do during Lent is that nobody agrees on precisely what you’re supposed to do in it.

  8. It’s worse than not eating. They don’t drink (water) either. In the middle of summer. Genius. And some of them have their young children do this, too.

  9. m Lud
    A friend of mine was building a dry dock during ramadan. They had a special crane to carry out the bangladeshis who collapsed. Hosing them down with water and putting them back to work is OK, apparently.

  10. “Muslims do not fast continuously throughout the month: they eat before sunrise and break their fast at sunset each day.”

    So really, it’s eating early and late.

  11. So Much for Subtlety

    Just wondering: has The Guardian ever run one on Lent?

    The Rachael Dolezal of the media world.

    They like referring to the Prophet Muhammed. Not Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. If they don’t believe one any more than the other, why the different treatment?

  12. I’ve seen it in shoe factories in Indonesia. Fucking pushing 40 degs C inside and these silly fuckers refusing to drink water until they faint and get carried out. Idiocy.

  13. BiF, they probably put on weight because they get up at 4.30am and start feasting until sunrise, then dehydrate themselves all day until sunset when they start feasting again.

    I’ve often wondered what a Muslim in Alaska would do when Ramadan falls during midsummer…

  14. I couldn’t exactly explain why, but the video of the “moon sighting committee” had me ROFLMFAO.

  15. Questions on timworstall.com we can answer:

    “Lent has become a religious Movember” [what that? asks BiG] 16 Feb 2015

    “So you think giving up one earthly vice for Lent was true sacrifice”
    3 Apr 2015

    “This Lent I will eat no food, to highlight the hunber all around us”
    3 Mar 2014

    “Secular Lent is a pale imitation of the real thing”
    7 Mar 2014

    “Is Lent becoming too commercialised?”
    20 Mar 2013

    “How are you spending Lent?”
    5 Mar 2014

    So the Graun appears to be a relatively equal-opportunities sky-fairy follower.

  16. So Much for Subtlety

    Dongguan John – “they probably put on weight because they get up at 4.30am and start feasting until sunrise, then dehydrate themselves all day until sunset when they start feasting again.”

    The problem seems to be the evening meal. They are hungry all day and then they stuff themselves. Then they go to bed. There has been an explosion of diabetes that might be caused by the fact that their bodies are low on sugar all day and then it gets hit by a massive dose of carbs.

    “I’ve often wondered what a Muslim in Alaska would do when Ramadan falls during midsummer…”

    America sent a Saudi up on the Shuttle. He had a high powered clerical committee advising him. Which is a big improvement given that some Saudi clerics were insisting that the world was flat and the Moon landing a hoax into the 1980s.

  17. @SMFS, DG John,

    Indeed, anyone like me that’s had the misfortune to have to be in the UAE during Ramadan and seen the hotel buffet come 6pm knows why they pile it on at this time!

  18. Introducing a new and foreign culture is always fraught with problems.

    People are wary of that they arenot familiar with.

    I think if they changed the name of the period to Ramadamadingdong it would invoke memories of Shawadawaddy and so seem less foreign to those of us in te west.

    It’s just an idea.

  19. TW – you ask if the Guardian has ever run an article on fasting during Lent. Well yes it has, most recently on 3 April this year.

    So what’s your point?

  20. So Much for Subtlety

    Bloke in Germany – “This Lent I will eat no food, to highlight the hunber all around us”

    So the Guardian thinks Lent is an excuse to preach Leftism to Leftists? Interesting. I wonder if they think the same about Ramadan.

  21. @SMFS, the Graun is mostly about preaching leftism to everybody. Why should Ramadan be any different? And even if not, pointing out cognitive dissonance at the Graun is a bit like pointing out bear shit in the woods.

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