Sunday, September 16, 2007

Ramadan postcards




Again Amir Normandi, and a new series of controversial postcards and this time about Ramadan.
Ramadan is an Islamic religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when the Quran was revealed. The name "Ramadan" is taken from the name of this month; the word itself derived from an Arabic word for intense heat, scorched ground, and shortness of rations. It is considered the most venerated and blessed month of the Islamic year. Prayers, fasting (sawm), charity, and self-accountability are especially stressed at this time; religious observances associated with Ramadan are kept throughout the month.
The most prominent event of this month is the daytime fasting (sawm) practiced by most observant Muslims. Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world get up before dawn to eat and perform their early-morning prayer. They break their fast when the fourth prayer of the day, sunset is due.

Simply during this month you can’t eat, drink (Don’t get me wrong I didn’t mean alcoholic drink. I meant water and non-alcoholic drinks) and smoke in public during daytime even if you’re not Muslim! In Iran they flog you at least 60 times or 100 times (I don’t remember exact number) and put you in the jail then you will learn not to eat anymore! So you should get it that all restaurants, fast foods, coffee shops and so on are closed during daytime. People go to work later than usual time because they spend their midnight time to pray! Probably Allah make world better place while they are praying and not working! Traffic during sunset is crazy, crazy, crazy! Because everybody run to catch some foods in mosque or home. Smokers count down to smoke again and you can see smokers line up outside and smoke, just you can’ breath anymore! Well, you know people who wants to eat or drink, they do it secretly and you can find lots of smokers in companies on the roof during work hours that smoke. It’s kinda like show that we have it every year for a month! You gotta watch it.






2 comments:

  1. man you are god......hmm rotten gods :))
    take care

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