13 Annoying Questions About Ramazan My Gora Friends Ask Me Every Year

By Maliha Khan | 28 Apr, 2020

Goras sure do have a lot of questions about Ramazan

Not a year goes by where I, being a Pakistani-American Muslim, don’t get these questions at least once during Ramazan. At this point I stay pretty unfazed by weird questions that I get, so they’re always entertaining nevertheless. Here are a few of them:


1. “So you don’t eat for the entire month?”

The number of times I have had to explain the sun-up to sun-down regime is a number I can’t count on two hands anymore.

Source: Sadia Jabbar Production


2. “Not even water?”

No Bethany, not even water…

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3. “So you can’t make-out but can you give a high-five?”

As long as it doesn’t lead to anything more…

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4. “Does it count if no one saw you eat or drink anything?”

Well God saw, so does it really matter if I ate or drank in private?

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5. “Can I eat in front of you?”

I would like to think I have enough self-control that I can handle you eating and drinking around me. Just don’t force me to do so, and we’re good.

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6. “At least you’ll lose weight, right?”

Ummm… Not really, especially when you’re stuffing your face with food right before you go to sleep.

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7. “What do you do to stay in shape?”

Simple answer: nothing.

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8. “You can at least chew gum, right?”

No, Susan. Gum still counts.

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9. “Can you shower?”

The last time I showered, I don’t remember eating or drinking, so I can safely say you’re allowed to shower.

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10. “Is fasting safe?”

I mean, Muslims have been doing it for thousands of years…

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11. “Can you swallow your saliva?”

No. Muslims are expected to spit out their naturally-producing saliva every time it’s in their mouths or else their fast breaks.

Matlab, kuch bhi?

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12. “Why do the dates change every year?”

Because the Islamic calendar works around the moon.

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13. “So can you talk when you’re fasting?”

I’m speaking to you right now, what makes you think I can’t talk?

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There ya have it. How often do you get these questions, if at all? Let me know about the weird things you’ve heard, too.


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Cover image via Idreams Entertainment

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