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And we are happily fasting!!!

Today is the tenth day of the holy Ramadan month in which Muslims around the world observe fasting from the dawn to the sunset. We Afghans too, conforming with the religion , observe strict fasting which only means hunger and thirst most of the time during this month. For the past ten days while coming home, i have been questioning the notion of the fast in our context in a way that i guess we all need to understand why do we fast and what is the rational. I am sure that Allah doesnt need us be hungry and thirsty for a month, but there is much more into it, which starts from feeling the pain that a poor goes through when he/she doesnt have food and their children sleep with empty stomaches. Another rational is that once we recognize the poverty, then we should be able to do something within our own abilities. Besides, fasting in its original terms, have a social behavioral condition as well which means getting away from all the harms and preventing any harm against another human, its …