Ramadan? Big Hypocrisy? Muslims Please Chime in
Here’s a question based on my observations of several trips I’ve made to the UAE during Ramadan, but first…
I understand Ramadan is a holy month, a time for Muslims to fast and pay tribute to God etc.
You’ve got the fasting during the day which also includes no smoking or drinking while the sun is up, no sex, then you’ve got your Zakat, and the entire month has a very nice vibe to it.
People are enjoying themselves at Iftar buffets in the various hotels, smoking shisha and generally having a nice time, but here is an observation followed by my question.
I noticed that during Ramadan, the majority of people stay up all night socializing, having fun etc, they sleep all day, and wake up just in time for the Iftar dinner bell to ring, then they repeat the process.
I see a bunch of my friends, they are up all night, gorging themselves, chain smoking and having a party every night, and come the morning, they sleep the day away.
So, if they are sleeping through the day, then where exactly is the sacrifice? There really isn’t a fast is there? When so many people switch their schedules to offset the harshness of a true fast, it seems to defeat the purpose of any sacrifice.
This seems to be rather hypocritical, and all 'all knowing" God would be aware of the slipperiness of the schedule change.
By the way, I’m as agnostic as they come, so pleased don’t think I am trying to center out Muslims (I have many Muslims friends)
(Mods, could you please correct the terrible spelling mistake I made in the title? Thanks)