Friday, September 09, 2005

Stupid Thought

Here is a stupid thought for today.. since Ramadan is around the corner.
Why don't we start fasting from sunset to sunrise rather than the other way around?

1. We will be much healthier.
2. Work flow/work hours will not get shortened and re-arranged, with more productivity.
3. People will go to bed early, with less drunks driving around.
4. People will wake up early and make use of the day.


Blogger $iLveR GiRL said...

You're just trying to fire up the crowd, aren't you joker?

12:07 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Don't worry about the crowd. What do you think? Is it a good idea or not?

12:15 PM  
Blogger $iLveR GiRL said...

From memory, we’ve gone into this topic before and we failed to agree:)

When religion is approached from a money-oriented, spiritless point of view, every Islamic obligation will be considered as a heavy load. Praying is a waste of time.. fasting is a waste of energy.. Hijab is a waste of beauty.. Haj is a waste of money.. and the list goes on and on.

It has been scientifically proven that fasting is beneficial to health. So, this puts your first arguing point down.
Productivity gets affected in Ramadan because WE fail to practice it in the right way. We go to bed late and we don’t have su7oor as the prophet recommended.
Anyhow..Fasting in Bahrain is not that challenging!

The thing is..when you are extremely anti-something, you will forth try to criticize it no matter what.

Now, Joker will quote from what I’ve just said and argue against me until someone dies!


2:04 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

"It has been scientifically proven that fasting is beneficial to health."

I double dare you to get me scientific proof that hunger is good for you. The only scientific proof there is, is that waking up in the middle of the night, eating, and going back to sleep is bad for you.

Why is hunger good for you? At least if we fast past the sunset prayer, it is beneficial and healthy. I wish we had it that way.

3:43 PM  
Blogger moodZ said...

5. We won't have to put up with all those grumpy, sleepy, cranky, ratty faces the first thing in the morning and hear their nags of how much sleep did they got the night before.
6. We'll have fewer traffic accidents and way less maniacs on the roads driving at full speed near eftar.
7. No traffic rush and not have to face the 2 o'clock jam when the employees of ALL ministries, banks and even private companies leave at once.
8. We won't have to watch those childish comedy shows right after eftar.

Anyone else with more?

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait in another 4 or 5 years when Ramadan strats to take place in the heat of the summer. Which hasn't happened in a long time.

4:26 PM  
Blogger $iLveR GiRL said...

Oh, ma 6elabt shy joker!

Here you go..i found if you don't like this source, let me know :)

I'll pass by again tomorrow. Should get some sleep:)

4:39 PM  
Anonymous ExCluSiVe said...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(فَالآنَ بَاشِرُوهُنَّ وَابْتَغُواْ مَا كَتَبَ اللّهُ لَكُمْ وَكُلُواْ وَاشْرَبُواْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَكُمُ الْخَيْطُ الأَبْيَضُ مِنَ الْخَيْطِ الأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّواْ الصِّيَامَ إِلَى الَّليْلِ)

5:15 PM  
Blogger ES said...

What will the point of fasting be if we were to sleep through it?

You're not just starving yourself for no apparent reason. You're gaining spiritual strength, and we get all sorts of priviledges too, and that includes our deep connection with God.

The little petty things like cranky mornings and exhaustion are worth it, in my opinion.

The only thing that bothers me during Ramdan is people's bad breath. I don't talk or let anyone talk to me, otherwise we'll both suffociate our way to a tragic death.

Oh, and I wholeheartedly agree with Silver Girl.

6:27 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Silver... Shirley's cafe surely isn't your "scientificly proven" evidence now, is it?

Here is what Dr William Jarvis of the National Council Against Health Fraud has to say about fasting, and about shirley's spiritual "soul cleansing" diet in particular

And ES, we already sleep through the daytime in ramadan and push back all our responsibilities and all until nighttime... So if we're going to do just that, might as well start fasting in the pm

And about the connection with god... god is up there 24 hours a day.. so It doesnt really make a difference

4:48 PM  
Blogger ES said...

"And ES, we already sleep through the daytime in ramadan and push back all our responsibilities.."

Not all of us do that. If you want to fast, then you should do it properly instead of just using 'fasting' as excuse to slack around.

"And about the connection with god... god is up there 24 hours a day.. so It doesnt really make a difference"

It's different in Ramadan. Why do you think people extend their prayers at night? The last ten days of Ramadan are quite possibly the best ten days of the year when it comes to 'spiritual' connection with God, especially since laylat al qadr is on one of them.

Anyways, here are two doctors who discuss why fasting is "key to good health":

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Diyan and Dr. Ahmad Qara Quz say -

Fasting has been found to be an effective treatment for psychological and emotional disorders. It helps a person to firm up his will, cultivate and refine his taste and manners, strengthen his conviction of doing good, avoid controversy, petulance and rashness, which all contribute towards a sane and healthy personality. Besides nurturing resistance and ability to face hardships and endurance, fasting reflects on outward physical appearance by cutting out gluttony and getting rid of excess fat.

A Swiss physician Dr. Barsilus noted that: The advantages of hunger as a remedy exceed those ingesting medicine several times.

So there you have it.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just doesn't seem very wise not to have anything to drink when the daytime temperature is 50 c or more. Period. I call that unsafe and dangerous.

7:18 PM  
Blogger moodZ said...

Can we not argue for once!! Am I the only one who took this post as a joke?

1:10 AM  
Blogger ES said...

"Am I the only one who took this post as a joke?"

Well, the post itself was one thing. Its replies were another.

2:21 AM  
Blogger $iLveR GiRL said...

Joker’s implicit aim behind this post was to create an argument. This is how I see it..

Joker, please correct me if I’m wrong:) Don't I just know you very well?!

“And about the connection with god... god is up there 24 hours a day.. so It doesnt really make a difference”

It does.. A reminder is always a good thing to have!

I don’t have much to add.. ES kafaat oo wafaat!
Now..let’s not argue about religion matters.. Kel wa7d yetfaaham m3 raba when the time comes:)

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Actually I was half joking, but I was still foreshadowing a couple of things.

I wish we had a referrandum next week on whether we wanted to fast in the AM or the PM.

3:30 PM  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...


I may not be an authority on religion... but I see why you have made this suggestion 'half-jokingly'!

Yes...some of those morons lip-fast ramadan, like they do with their prayers and everyday dealings with people under the cover of Islam.

Ramadan is the season where all those bloody hypocrites show their real colour.

"Do this.." says the boss.
"Oops.. I am sorry I am fasting," is the answer..

Well, if you are bloody sorry you are fasting, why the hell are you?

This isn't 1st century Arabia. We no longer live in tents. Everything is air-conditioned, working hours are slashed anyway.. and most work comes to a standstill.

What are those jokers (sorry Jokers) going on about when they refer to the hardships of fasting?

Most of those people are well-fed. The buggers eat their heart out all year long.. what will a few hours without food and water do to them?

Dunno... but somehow the spirit and purpose of Ramadan are totally lost on those bankrupt sheep shaggers.

Shukran ! This is my rant for today!

6:38 PM  
Blogger ES said...

"What are those jokers (sorry Jokers) going on about when they refer to the hardships of fasting?"

They should try fasting in Switzerland, then. The iftar was at 7:50 PM last year and I couldn't eat anything at the time because I had a 3-hour (6-9) class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, where food and drinks weren't allowed in the auditorium. So I had to sneak out to eat a handful of dates, and then sneak back in again to sit through more philosophical wankings.

It's tiring, but hell, it was quite the experience. You really do feel like you achieve something by the end of the day.

7:50 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

wow, SBG... you really let loose this time. You should do that from time to time... good for the heart.

ES you live in switzerland?

3:30 PM  
Blogger ES said...

Yes, I 'temporarily' live here. I've been studying in Lugano (Italian-speaking part) for the past 2 years now.

This place is not half as neutral and safe as people make it out to be.

And it smells like old people.

9:11 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

I'm going to be in Basel by next week. How is it up there? Is there anything to do over there? All I know is that its industrial and has lots of museums...
Please tell me what to do over there.. from the looks of it.. seems like a euro hick town

9:49 PM  
Blogger ES said...

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10:52 PM  
Blogger ES said...

Basel isn't that bad.

Do you know where you're going to be in Basel? There are some parts in Basel that are very isolated, and the whole city's quiet when it wants to be. The night life isn't as good as the night life in places like Lausanne, so if you're a party person, maybe you can consider taking a train to Lausanne or Geneva over the weekend. You'll see a lot of Arabs scattered around Geneva at this time, the 'leftovers' of the summer break, and they're usually Saudis that breathe, eat, and shit money.

Oh, and get used to the trams. You'll probably be using a lot of them, and try, as much as you can, to stay away from taxis. They're rip-offs.

Google "Things to do in Basel" and you'll get a list of things, but they're all very touristy. Other than for ski trips, people come to Switzerland to tour its museums and castles. So, as you can probably tell, it doesn't attract 'young' people.

Basel's kind of pricy, so if you see stores lined up in the same square with stores like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, I suggest you keep walking. The department stores are pretty decent, though, as are the stores across the street in downtown.

It's very useful to get a bus pass from a train station because it ends up being cheaper. You can buy your tickets at the busses and trams but the driver doesn't always have exact change, etc.

The best thing about Basel is that you always keep moving. You'll never find yourself being stranded in bus stations for hours (like in Leysin or Aigle) because the tram/bus/train would show up once every 10 or 15 minutes.

And, finally, have fun listening to that horrible Swiss-German accent throughout your entire trip.

11:00 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Thank you for the brief, ES. That was very helpful. I'll be living in either Victoria or St Gotthard Hotel... Somewhere called centralbanplatz or something.. its a minute away from the BIS.. I hope its not bad over there, is it?

5:19 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

"..The iftar was at 7:50 PM last year and I couldn't eat anything at the time.."

What a coinsidence.. look at the time of the post

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