Faith overcomes heat and hunger

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    Now if only all Muslims would believe that and stop the atrocious killings during Ramadan.


    Faith overcomes heat and hunger

    Workers toiling outdoors say fasting is about the soul, not the body

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      Bangladeshi mason Mohammad Sharif drinks a bottle of water at suhour and has some fruit and rice with curry.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
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    Dubai: They are drenched in sweat after toiling under the scorching sun for hours but won’t take a sip of water until dusk. Muslims fasting and labouring outdoors during Ramadan said it is faith that carries them through the long, hot working days.

    There is no gorging on food and drink before fasting begins at dawn, the workers said. Some labourers head straight to their work sites after dawn, and work for six hours straight during Ramadan.

    “No matter how much food and water you have at suhour, you’ll still feel hungry and thirsty, especially when you work hard like us,” said Bangladeshi mason Mohammad Sharif, 30.

    Sharif, who has been a labourer in Dubai for eight years, said he drinks a 1.5 litre bottle of water at suhour and has some fruit and rice with curry.

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    Degraded land contributes to hunger...
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    UN: More Than a Billion People Live on Degraded Land, At Risk of Hunger
    September 12, 2017 — More than 1.3 billion people live on agricultural land that is deteriorating, putting them at risk of worsening hunger, water shortages and poverty, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said Tuesday.
     
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    Anyone can fast it has nothing to do with faith
     
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    Some folks can set themselves on fire for their faith. Damn
     

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