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Ramadhan: Should it be the Quiet Month?
  Written By:  Hakim Almasmari ( Editor-in-Chief)*
  Article Date:
September 01, 2008 



As all of us might already know, Ramadhan is a time were people tend to follow a quiet way of life, whether in their professional, business, or even personal lives. This could be considered by many as a positive aspect, whereas in reality it is negative in many different ways.

The same way that Islam orders Muslims to fast the holy month of Ramadhan it also encourages them to continue on with their lives, and not put a pause to everything until the month comes to an end.

Walking out at daytime in Yemen during Ramadhan would feel like walking in a haunted city that has no people. Even the government is doing a bad job in keeping people aware of the importance of keeping oneself occupied and continuing on with his usual life. Last week, it announced that the working hours for employees during Ramadhan should be five hours; therefore, encouraging people to relax, sleep and watch more television, rather than continue on building their lives.

How difficult could it be to fast for one month without changing the lifestyle we have, or the life we live?

Donít forget, one of the main reasons why we fast is for us to feel what poor people feel and  go through every day of their life, and the hunger  they have to live with, therefore, making us better people from the inside, which is what Islam is all about.

* Editor-in-Cheif could be reached at:  editor@yemenpost.net