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Who here is Fasting for Ramadan?

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Im not because im not Muslim and I would lose to much muscle, but im just wondering who is and good luck.

I know a few people from other faiths fasting this month too for Ramadan.
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
my mate is at work but is breaking it by smoking

plus likewise not Muslim
#2
ODB_69
my mate is at work but is breaking it by smoking

plus likewise not Muslim

yeah dont really see the point if doing if your going to smoke, if your going to cheat, dont bother. Its about 12-13hours a per day they cant eat, during the hours of sunlight.
banned#3
black gerbil1;2869759
yeah dont really see the point if doing if your going to smoke, if your going to cheat, dont bother. Its about 12-13hours a per day they cant eat, during the hours of sunlight.

off top of my head thinks its like 4am until 8pm...but not too sure
#4
I'm fasting!
#5
ODB_69
off top of my head thinks its like 4am until 8pm...but not too sure

Yes its about 16 hours. Till about 7:30pm...

Yes I am fasting...
#6
Whats the actual point of it anyway ? (I know it's religious, but why the significance )
#7
ODB_69
off top of my head thinks its like 4am until 8pm...but not too sure


It's just sunrise until sunset, I thought.

But, yeah. I've got friends doing it as well. I spoke to one on Saturday about it, and he seemed to be quite looking forward to it. I admire that. Kudos to the Muslims here that are up for it.
#8
I'm fasting and I feel like I might collapse any moment!
#9
ChrisUK
Whats the actual point of it anyway ? (I know it's religious, but why the significance )

so your sins are washed away, I know that is 1 of the reasons for it.
#10
yes it's true, muslims cannot eat muscles before sundown

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/36/82670864_b300354a74.jpg?v=0
banned#11
Out of interest, what do people with Diabetes/hypoglycemia do??
banned#12
ODB_69
Out of interest, what do people with Diabetes/hypoglycemia do??


i would assume they dont fast, the same as the ill, the elderly, the pregnant, etc etc
banned#13
sassie;2869946
i would assume they dont fast, the same as the ill, the elderly, the pregnant, etc etc

yeah but I was thinking if they have to do something else instead?
#14
black gerbil1;2869924
so your sins are washed away, I know that is 1 of the reasons for it.


Not to sound rude here, but doesn't that sound like complete & utter **** - the only thing it will wash away is your healthy living & waistline.....
banned#15
ODB_69
yeah but I was thinking if they have to do something else instead?


yeah, eat, drink, have sex followed by a fag - lol
#16
I am not a muslim but I admire those who have the will and have a few good friends who are fasting.

I couldn't do it though, I get really sharp with people when I'm hungry and after about 8 hrs I'd be ready to kill people:viking:
banned#17
ChrisUK
Not to sound rude here, but doesn't that sound like complete & utter **** - the only thing it will wash away is your healthy living & waistline.....


that is there religion, i personally dont see any benefit to it whatsoever, and can see nothing good to come out of it, only what they believe in, same as any other religion really, you either believe or you dont, they do
#18
ChrisUK
Not to sound rude here, but doesn't that sound like complete & utter **** - the only thing it will wash away is your healthy living & waistline.....

I aint that ignorant, people have there views and beliefs, which there intitled too, who am I to say its "utter *****"
#19
ChrisUK
Not to sound rude here, but doesn't that sound like complete & utter **** - the only thing it will wash away is your healthy living & waistline.....


It shows how strong your beliefs are if you can do it though doesn't it.
banned#20
WIKI:

Fasting
Main article: Sawm
The most prominent event of this month is the fasting (sawm) practiced by observant Muslims. Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world get up before dawn to eat the Suhoor meal (the pre dawn meal) and perform their fajr prayer. They break their fast when the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib (sunset), is due.
During Ramadan, Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam and to avoid obscene and irreligious sights and sounds. Sexual activities during fasting hours are also forbidden.[Qur'an2:187] Purity of both thought and action is important. The fast is intended to be an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised level of closeness to God Almighty. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm. Properly observing the fast is supposed to induce a comfortable feeling of peace and calm. It also allows Muslims to practice self-discipline, sacrifice, and sympathy for those who are less fortunate, intended to make Muslims more generous and charitable. Muslims can eat after the sun has set. Pregnant women, the elderly, the ill, and travellers are all exempt from fasting as lack of food and liquid in these situations could be detrimental to health. The fast is also not considered compulsory in childhood (typically considered to end at puberty), although many children endeavour to complete as many fasts as possible, as practice for later life.
#21
1. It is from "break of dawn" (not sunrise) to "sunset"
So 4:30 to 20:03 (15.5 hours) for here in Newcastle

2. One point is to make your self realise how the extreme poor spend their days without food.

3. It is absolute fast and you can not drink, smoke, chew or eat.

4. It is not obligatory for people with medical reasons, in travel and are very old.
#22
yep im fasting :)
#23
i start fasting tomorrow...sassie is right..u dont fast if ur preggers, ill, are on meds , travelling, periods....so really have to be fit and well and ..... no eating or drining from sunrise (the firts prayer) to sunset ...the fourth prayer (muslims have 5 prayers a day).

point is NOT to sit and starve urself..gotta admitt a lot of muslims themselves dont really adhere to the real point of fasting....u can make anyone fast ...but to OBSERVE the fats is diufferent and...its all about paying more attention to the spiritual self....u r meant to distance urself from materialistic things and are forbidden to fight or quarrel.... that would mean u have broken ur fast..... by staying away from food and water its weird ...u do fel more spiritually inclined and pray more...pay more attenttion to doing good stuff..i mean whats point of starving if ur not gonna please God...

so if u do it with this in mind...that ur doing it for God and increasing ur spiritual spirit with goodness u will be doing it correctly...if al u do is stop eating and drinking and make no spiritual changes...well whats the point?!
#24
"Fasting is meant to teach the person patience and humility."

as well as self restraint and forgiveness

source: wiki

I think some people could learn a thing or two through fasting, altho it's helpful for some, not for others, we could certainly do with more patience and humility around in our society
#25
AugQX


as well as self restraint and forgiveness



Sadly, it doesn't work for many of all faiths.:whistling:
#26
As least we have an Iftar (breaking the fast) to look forward, many people in the world don't have that luxury.
#27
Abvance
As least we have an Iftar (breaking the fast) to look forward, many people in the world don't have that luxury.



then u really appreciate the worth of a glass of water!
banned#28
Ramadan starts from tomorrow so I will start fasting from tomorrow
banned#29
Hiya Beans you alright darling
#30
I start fasting tomorrow. But on a personal note i find that after fasting i tend to waste less food cause you appreciate what you have more and realise how much the poorer people struggle. For those that cant fast there is other things that can be done. For example you can donate money to charity equivalent to that of how much your daily intake of food would cost.
#31
how much weight do you lose on average after ramadan?
#32
i started today, pretty long getting up at 3, aiming to keep about half of them, dont think ill keep them when i start collage again, i hate eating that early though, i cant eat anything big, so its like a bowel of cereal or something.
#33
black gerbil1
how much weight do you lose on average after ramadan?


it really varies on people. But ive known some people who actually put on weight. Mainly because they eat loads between sunset and sunrise, and their body is not used to soo much food in one go
#34
Abz
it really varies on people. But ive known some people who actually put on weight. Mainly because they eat loads between sunset and sunrise, and their body is not used to soo much food in one go

yeah I sea what ur saying, alot of weight would be water weight too.
#35
black gerbil1
yeah I sea what ur saying, alot of weight would be water weight too.


Yeah true. But at the end of the month i feel a lot healthier. It sort off feels like ive been a detox. Get rid of all the nasty stuff from my body :).....
#36
wazb
i started today, pretty long getting up at 3, aiming to keep about half of them, dont think ill keep them when i start collage again, i hate eating that early though, i cant eat anything big, so its like a bowel of cereal or something.


Its not that hard i usually go without food in the morning. My little cousin has started to keep em too and hes in year 7. I started fasting since i was in year 6 primary school.
#37
Basically if your not ill, pregnant, old, young. You have no reason not to fast if your a muslim.
banned#38
MarzBarz
Its not that hard i usually go without food in the morning. My little cousin has started to keep em too and hes in year 7. I started fasting since i was in year 6 primary school.


really :w00t: I only started fasting when I was around 9, not regular, it was only a few years back (arund 6) that I started fasting full month long and I wish I had started earlier ... its a good feelig
#39
just gotta say big up to all the people fasting, takes a lot of courage and conviction especially for around 30 days.
I believe it teaches you feelings for people who have nothing to eat, it makes you appreciate in our society we can go to a shop and fill our baskets up with food, some people in the poor countries do not even have a grain of rice.
i will do my bit for charity at this time of year. Ramadan I believe is a serious affair for the muslims, so a serious answer here.Some ones steadfastness in their faith is not utter ********.
#40
wazb
i started today, pretty long getting up at 3, aiming to keep about half of them, dont think ill keep them when i start collage again, i hate eating that early though, i cant eat anything big, so its like a bowel of cereal or something.


I'm the same, I can never manage anything that early so tend to drink lots. I can't speak for everyone but my weight doesn't vary too much. I work out less, but find I can get right back to where I left off after 30 days.

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