Sunday, July 29, 2012
All kinda stuff which intoxicates is strictly forbidden in Islam. Booze is forbidden. A big way!
( Mind it, I am not saying all Muslims are saints. Just the thing is that majority of them are fundamentalist. Being extremist and being fundamentalist are two different thing. They follow religion strictly, and touchy about it)
On the other hand, many non-Muslim assume Ramadan is some kinda festival.
NO, it ain't.
It is a holy month of fasting, where Muslim fast from dawn to dusk. It is not just that they stop themselves eating and drinking water and other permitted stuff in that duration, there is a lot more. And at night they do mass prayers. This is considered one of very blessed month .They fast, and pray.
And when we say Ramadan party, it only means inviting friends, and family out, breaking fats together, and after Al-Magrib salah dinner. Mostly people rush after it for Al-Esha salah and Taraweeh. So this is Ramadan party.
So meaning to say when Muslim can't drink in normal days. They can't do this in Ramadan.
It figures why normal Emiratries outraged at the Tweet feed about an article "Bars for Ramadan " published by Time out Dubai. (The article has been pulled down after raged)
It was giving a different picture, a picture which is telling to check out 5 bars during Ramadan. What else?
OK, be neutral for a jiff what does this tittle " Bars for Ramadan" saying to you ?
This is not small thing for normal Muslims. They find that article literally disrespectful. They ganged up against the TOD and started a campaign on tweeter #stop TOD.
So those who are saying Emaratis has freaked out on this issue, are totally unclear about the matter. I agree non-Muslim don't get it that easily. But the problem is that the writer wrote, what he saw.
He/ she was unaware.
This happens in Dubai.
That article was actually for expats in UAE. as we know large number of expat are living there and actually enjoying Ramadan. Sahoor and Iftar times are clubbing night out thing for expat over there. For them it is some kinda festival. And yes, why they stop going bar and doing what they want.
If you check out Time out Dubai website there are lots of like Sahoor, Iftar and dinners where foreigner are posing, and enjoying PARTYY!!
So both parties are off hooked in my eyes.