Ramadan is here folks, it’s time for Muslims to observe fasting on this Holy Month and for the “Not even water?!” questions to begin.
If you’re fasting, these tweets will get you screaming ‘Saaame!’, and if you’re not, they will introduce you to some facts about this month, fasting and show you the do’s and dont’s to nail Ramadan’s etiquette.
Read along folks, these gems from Muslim Twitter shouldn’t be missed.
20.) “If They Fast Today Then Does That Mean We’re Fasting Tomorrow?”
“Ramadan is Wednesday”
“No, Ramadan is Thursday”
The community: pic.twitter.com/t1uK9dUZKg
— YaziDoe (@YaziDoe) May 16, 2018
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. The month officially begins as soon as the new moon is sighted in the country/region. Because of this, no one can exactly predict when Ramadan starts, which fuels quite the conversations.
19.) That Awkward Moment When The Neighboring Countries Have Spotted The Moon But Yours Didn’t
When everyone else around you is fasting, but you still haven’t spotted the moonpic.twitter.com/8NtluRwPzl
— AwkwardMuslim.com (@AwkwardMuslim) June 6, 2016
FYI: Muslims in United States, UK and other European countries follow Saudi Arabia moon reports.
18.) But When The Moon Is Spotted, A Whole New Story Begins
How IHOP employees gonna be the first night of suhoor pic.twitter.com/5dDVjFH44E
— 𝓑𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓴 🍝 (@skizzbizzness) May 10, 2018
On Ramadan, Muslims restrain from eating and drinking from dusk till dawn. It is strongly advised to have Suhoor, the pre-dawn meal, in order to recharge for the day.
17.) Suhoor Can’t Be Missed
When theres 9.6 seconds till suhoor ends… pic.twitter.com/ujWEv9fNQT
— AwkwardMuslim.com (@AwkwardMuslim) May 28, 2017
Every second counts, every bite and sip can make a difference…
16.) Iftar Is No Joke
When my mum asks me what I want for Iftaar. pic.twitter.com/hegfomxdbL
— Radiya Gani (@RadiyaGani) May 11, 2018
Breaking the fast is done over Iftar at dawn. All family members gather around the table to eat, often in a buffet-style large meal.
15.) And Cue The Questions And Remarks
How Non Muslims react when they know I am fasting pic.twitter.com/iqSm64YArY
— The_Jinn (@TheJinn1) April 30, 2018
Yes, not even water. Yes, it’s for one month. No, there is no such thing as “eating when no one is looking”.
14.) Again, Not Even Water
When you’re thirsty but it’s Ramadan pic.twitter.com/DYx4hFPSBn
— Samya.♡ (@Samya_dbr) May 17, 2018
If Muslims had a dime for every time they get asked “Not even water?!”, every Muslim would be richer than the Kardashians.
13.) Ramadan Food Is The Best Food
Before Iftar vs After Iftar pic.twitter.com/Kxrk9TrhK6
— AwkwardMuslim.com (@AwkwardMuslim) January 5, 2017
You might think that a fasting person would lose weight during Ramadan, right? Rest assured, it is absolutely not the case. The power of Iftar can get Muslims a long way.
12.) Hunger Is Still A Thing Though
— ibrahim / إبراهيم (@aberhaam) May 17, 2018
Fun fact: It is actually prohibited to push back Iftar time. Muslims need to break their fast as soon as they hear the Maghrib Adhan (call for dawn prayer), with whatever food is nearby. Not soap though, but you get the idea.
11.) Not Everyone Fasts Y’all
“How’d your fast go?”
9-year-old: “Good, but I accidentally drank water.”
5-year-old: “Good, but I accidentally ate lunch.”
— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) May 17, 2018
Only fully capable adults fast. Anyonewho hasn’t reached puberty, who is ill, pregnant, breastfeeding or traveling shouldn’t fast. Fasting Ramadan shouldn’t cause any hazard to one’s health.
10.) Oh Yes, Shark Week Is Out Too
Me forcing my period to sync with my friends so we can go out and eat in the same week during Ramadan pic.twitter.com/aCHdEP2qSP
— babyface (@yourveryfave) May 14, 2018
In addition to the cases stated above, women on their period should not fast as well. However, they will make up for the missing days after Ramadan is over.
9.) Actually, It’s Not Only About The Food
+44 “Since ramadan is here i hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive…” pic.twitter.com/6iPzxI3c7D
— Benny Blanco (@Maherldn) May 12, 2018
Restraining from eating is only the tip of the iceberg. Many consider Ramadan as the month of prayer, charity and one should strive to purify their mind and body. Swearing and gossiping are no-gos and people are encouraged to be kind to one another.
8.) No More Swearing
Since Ramadan starts tomorrow:
WTF: When’s the Fajar?
Stfu: Subhanallah, Thanks for Understanding
— Aqib (@Tumharaabbu) May 15, 2018
Keeping it G-Rated all month long buddies.
7.) No One Said It Would Be Easy Though
Me on Ramadan trying not to swear and break my fast x pic.twitter.com/c7zVcdjv6V
— aleesha (@a_leesha1) April 27, 2018
Many perfect comebacks have been wasted…
6.) But still…
Ramadan is coming up if I hurt anyone and or done you wrong then please remember that you probably deserved it
— 📿 (@Adnanaminlt) April 30, 2018
Some forgive, but not too much.
5.) The Long Awaited Taraweeh Prayers Are Here
When I see all the mosque regulars at taraweeh for the first time since last Ramadan pic.twitter.com/8EdBmzo3QD
— Velveto 🔥 (@Dirie244) May 14, 2018
The Taraweeh prayers are performed only during Ramadan. They are performed immediately after the Isha prayer (one of the 5 daily mandatory prayers) in all Mosques.
4.) It’s Duaa Season
— نور (@monanarepublic) June 5, 2016
Ramadan is the perfect opportunity for Muslims to make ‘Duaa’ (Arabic for ‘prayer’), as it is believed that the doors of Heaven are open during the whole month.
3.) A New Sport Is Born
After one month of taraweeh prayer https://t.co/Do8EJeTvzh
— hiba (@iatemuggles) May 13, 2018
There is a lot of standing involved, as the prayers usually take more than an hour.
2.) Yeah, This Happens (A Lot)
You know it’s officially Ramadan when… pic.twitter.com/ZJbG7RWsmf
— عائشة (@aishathepoet) May 18, 2018
There is always this one guy…
1.) It’s Eid Time!
When your Eid outfit is on point 💯 pic.twitter.com/Xkah3olLSA
— AwkwardMuslim.com (@AwkwardMuslim) September 12, 2016
‘Eid’ is the day that marks the end of Ramadan. It’s one of the two major celebrations in the Islamic calendar and is a huge deal in the Muslim community. It’s a holiday in many Muslim countries when they enjoy visiting their families and friends and having a good time.
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