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It’s one thing to force someone who’s fasting to eat or drink, but if a person decides for themselves to eat or drink why must they be punished for it?

Nobody is forcing anybody to fast, the law is very clear, during Ramadan day’s don’t eat or drink in public! Why is that hard to understand? Every single country has rules but noo! any rule that is sourced back to Islam is oppressive and is against human rights and should be canceled. double standards at its finest.

Let’s be real. Is anyone getting arrested for drinking water in public? I mean, look out the window at night around 9, 10 or 11 p.m. Look at the massive amount of traffic. Look at the steadily climbing infection rate. Do you honestly thing rule enforcement is a thing in Kuwait? 😂😂😂

Yeah right. If you are seen without Christmas hat on 25 of Dec in public you will be prosecuted by police – Islamists are not exempted, no hat- jail!!!

If someone needed to drink water because of the heat during the day of Ramadan will you report them to the police? Because after all, “The law is very clear”.

He can drink somewhere private.. Is that very hard to do? I don’t think so. That’s the whole point! Oh my god does everyone walk eat and drink at all times these days? Is that someone a four years old? Because this is the only way to justify such scenario where he wanna do it in public (other then medical reasons and such)
And for all those who are taking this lightly, only if you knew the teachings of Islam and how to practice this religion you’ll know exactly why this has became a law in the first place. Ramadan is the third pillar of the five pillars of Islam. It has its respect. If other religions are misinterpreted and not being practiced or presented on people’s wishes and whims- Islam is the only religion that its believers actually practice the same way its prophet practiced. And if you’re a practicing Muslim, you know that Ramadan has its respect and you don’t disrespect it in the public because of its sacracy.
The point of Ramadan is to feel the thirst and hunger of those who suffer on daily basis and die from poverty. To restrain our desires and feed our souls. Something many don’t understand and why exactly keep making jokes and try to remove this law because they worship their own desires and freedom more than anything else.
Now feel free to enroll your sarcastic comments. Hope it makes you feel better.

That’s not a strong argument.

There are more Muslims in countries like France, Germany, UK, Sweden, Canada, US, etcetera… and they fast perfectly fine during Ramadan just like you do. Their country doesn’t shut down or cut their work hours or try to make their fasting experience any easier.

Allowing people to dine at restaurants and eat in public shouldn’t have an effect on your religion, beliefs, or your fasting ability.

Ramadan fasting is for you to be disciplined and have self-control. If you’re controlling your entire environment and daily routine, then don’t talk about the way the prophet used to practice.

This law is pathetic, tidili3 zayed. Is it supposed to encourage people to fast when they don’t believe in it?

P.S. I do fast but in no way am I bothered by people eating and drinking around me.

I believe everyone has the right to practice their own religion and that they do not have to enforce it onto others. If you have a problem with other people eating or drinking in public during Ramadan, maybe you’re the problem. If you happen to see it, just don’t look? You said “The point of Ramadan is to feel the thirst and hunger of those who suffer on daily basis and die from poverty”, if you give this a thought, people in poverty always get to see other people eat and drink in public.

I think your argument is very sensationalized and faulty.

How can you restrict someone who does not believe in what you believe in from doing something as natural as eating or drinking?

Living in a hot climate, carrying on their daily duties, doing their jobs, having to put up with people’s frustration and rudeness “because they are fasting” but if someone catches them drinking water out in the open then all hell breaks loose as if they’ve committed murder.

“The point of Ramadan is to feel the thirst and hunger of those who suffer on daily basis and die from poverty. To restrain our desires and feed our souls.”

IF you think one of lessons you are taught by fasting is to realize how the poor feel, well the poor see people around them eating and drinking everyday, and there’s no law to prohibit eating or drinking in front of those with less. How can you restrain your desires when you’re in an artificial setting where you’ve eliminated everything that reminds you of your desires.

That’s just a silly pseudo-reality that does not reflect reality. If you have respect for the third pillar of Islam then treat it in a respectful way and don’t try to play it on easy mode. If you believe fasting is a test from god then for the love of god take that test seriously on yourself first.

I have worked with Muslim colleagues in UK and Kuwait. Colleagues in UK stated they preferred non-Muslim staff to not stop eating in their presence as it made their fast even more of a sacrifice and made them even more aware of their beliefs.

“only if you knew the teachings of Islam and how to practice this religion you’ll know exactly why this has became a law”

This is proof u have no knowledge in islam and have no sympathy for outdoor labor.

Fasting is something personal to you and your body alone. Never understood nor agreed with forcing others (who could be non-muslim) to do the same. Enforcing such strict rules is controlling. Nobody is going to rub it in your face and eat in front of you if they happen to be doing it. Just look away and go about your business. It’s not going to tempt you to break your fast either. It’s just so whiny. Get over it!
Fasting should teach you patience.

Buddy if you lack the will power to control yourself and not feel bad when you see someone eating or drinking in public then maybe you shouldn’t be fasting to begin with lol

Because they are in non-Muslim countries! Kuwait is a Muslim country. Go read the constitution
Many laws don’t suit our likings but we comply anyways
This is just another law many people (mostly if not all are Islamophobics and those who aren’t well educated on Islam) like to complain about every single Ramadan

I’m with you Hamad. My +1 above was directed to your post but seems like it is for another. It must be a huge relief for Muslims to have full solidarity to fast as a majority religious group here. I expect that any normal person who is even a little bit hungry would be tempted by someone eating or drinking in front of them. Let alone a fasting person in Kuwait ‘s heat. Let’s try to see things from another culture’ s view and not just our own. Especially when we are guests here. No one said you can’t eat. Just kindly do it in private for the daytime for one month. Not so hard after all.

@ Hamad, since you love the law so much, what do you think of France’s anti-hijab law and that halal supermarkets were forced to sell pork and alcohol? Is it something you would agree with since it’s France and their laws?

It’s a muslim country. Comparing muslims fasting in their country to someone fasting in the UK or another country is not the same.

Some of us wait months for this blessed month to celebrate it as much as rejoice in practicing in it. There’s a collective shared sentiment in wanting to partake in its islamic values and cultural meaning.

No one is stopping you from eating or drinking. When that happens, then your argument is perfectly sound. You can drink and eat in your office; does it need to be in front of others? Calling for restaurants to open and for people to eat and drink openly is disrespectful to us. At the same time the country is giving you the freedom to order your food through delivery.

If it’s bizarre to you that a Muslim country is doing this, then it also sounds bizarre to me when non Muslims (and their affiliates) comes into this country and then demand to wipe out the country’s heritage, values, and practices, and identity to accommodate them.

I don’t do that when I travel abroad. I try to see the value of the country as it is. I accept that’s their lifestyle, that’s what they believe, and that’s how things are.

Some of us grew up loving that aspect of Ramadan. We love the self-discipline, we love going to the mosque, we love the cultural practice–the family gatherings, the closeness it brings to our beliefs, refocusing ourselves with values, challenging ourselves to become a better version by the end of it. And the public “deprivation” of eating during times of fasting is giving us a sense of collective practice that’s endearing.

Besides it’s only one month.

I think this is the best response on this topic, and adds to the convo.

I can honestly say as someone who will only be here for two years, I’m bummed I’ll miss out on the community aspect of breaking fast because of all the COVID bullshit.

I have a stupidly epic assistant that I don’t understand.

His life pre-ramadan
– no breakfast
– no lunch
– only a snack while leaving office
– dinner
– water is part of his routine
– no tea / no coffee

Productivity & Efficiency : superb, quick and very attentive.

His life during Ramadan
– no breakfast
– no lunch
– no snack while leaving office
– iftaar
– no tea / no coffee

Productivity & Efficiency : Prominent difference notice, dull, moody, plain and simple dumb & half dead in office.

I wonder what causes the difference

The entire concept of jailing or deporting people for eating/drinking in public is sad, pathetic and utterly ridiculous. if you want to fast, then fast, and if you want to eat and drink, then go ahead. There are probably more Christians and Hindus in Kuwait than muslims, and any good muslim will tell you that seeing somebody eating or drinking in front of them, doesnt make them suddenly go weak at the knees and become tempted to break their fast. Live and let live i say!

The fact that we are even having a free wheeling discussion on this tells us we’ve come a long way. Bravo!

At least we still have some hotels and health clubs with open-minded management. Life there is as similar as what we would get in Western Countries. Amazing!

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