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    (Original post by dbrownbeast)
    you don't need to look/ be arab to be muslim..
    Yeah, but it does help though.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Even Richard Dawkins? :teehee:
    Of course.
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    I'm pretty sure I know blonde muslims who aren't arab.
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    (Original post by mero22)
    I'm pretty sure I know blonde muslims who aren't arab.
    K good for you.

    What's with that gif though?
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    Yeah even him. He isn't any more or less special.
    Tbh if Richard Dawkins walked into a Masjid for iftaar, there would be a stand still and may even be a riot,
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    (Original post by Juju Banton)
    Tbh if Richard Dawkins walked into a Masjid for iftaar, there would be a stand still and may even be a riot,
    Won't they persuade him to convert lol
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    (Original post by bakedbeans247)
    Actually fasting has a lot of health benefits. It really detoxes your body. Many bodybuilders do a type of fasting called intermittent fasting.
    (Original post by dbrownbeast)
    what about intermittent fasting, or 5:2 fasting?

    its hardly unhealthy, unless you go for more than say 2 days w/out any water, then it is getting unhealthy
    This isn't intermittent fasting though. What don't you get about that?

    This working all day in what is quite warm weather at the moment eating and drinking nothing all day. Thats is not healthy and sort of behaviour that leads to fainting. Or are you doing to tell me that fainting is a new fad diet?
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    yes but you dont just fast in the month of ramadhan to lose weight, do you? you are to be full on course to allah in this period and you must fast for his cause
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    Won't they persuade him to convert lol
    Lol, only way to know is if Dawkins actually walked into your local Masjid and witness what might unravel.
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    (Original post by bakedbeans247)
    Actually fasting has a lot of health benefits. It really detoxes your body. Many bodybuilders do a type of fasting called intermittent fasting.
    Most bodybuilders wont fast every day for 30 days, and they will also drink while doing intermittent fasting. It is very different to fasting during Ramadan.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    This isn't intermittent fasting though. What don't you get about that?

    This working all day in what is quite warm weather at the moment eating and drinking nothing all day. Thats is not healthy and sort of behaviour that leads to fainting. Or are you doing to tell me that fainting is a new fad diet?
    Look there are an abundant sources online, from reliable sources that say fasting has many benefits (obviously when done correctly in terms of your diet during fasting). But even on social media platforms like YouTube, I don't know if you follow any fitness instructors/coaches online but they will tell you, and you can find these videos on YouTube, how fasting can be good for you and how to maximize the benefits of Ramadan fasting in particular. Also, you could ask a Doctor. Or even go on the NHS website.

    It's best go to reliable professionals in this field and see what they say.

    Good day!
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    (Original post by Juju Banton)
    Lol, only way to know is if Dawkins actually walked into your local Masjid and witness what might unravel.
    You should ask him to mate! 😂😂
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    The problem is I don't look Arab, and can't be dealing with those suspicious looks by the ahkis at the masjid.
    (Original post by Hydeman)
    You can pretend to be a convert. Just dress modestly.
    Are you guys aware of just how thrilled some if not many Muslims can be by being a convert from a 'white' background? especially if you're good lucking or you're a woman. Olive skinned, Brown and especially Black converts hardly ever receive the same amount of attention and jubilance and are quite easily forgotten.
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    (Original post by CheetahCurtis)
    Most bodybuilders wont fast every day for 30 days, and they will also drink while doing intermittent fasting. It is very different to fasting during Ramadan.
    There are a lot of bodybuilders/fitness trainers online that I could list. But just go on YouTube and find some videos on this topic by them if you need convincing that they do in-fact endorse/approve of Ramadan fasting and the health benefits. Best to ask reliable professionals like doctors too or those studying the related fields. On the NHS website you can find some articles of Ramadan fasting if you're interested.
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    (Original post by string56)
    Are you guys aware of just how thrilled some if not many Muslims can be by being a convert from a 'white' background? especially if you're good lucking or you're a woman. Olive skinned, Brown and especially Black converts hardly ever receive the same amount of attention and jubilance and are quite easily forgotten.
    You cannot be serious?

    This is not true,you are acting like being a white Muslims means you are god in the Muslim community.
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    (Original post by Hacktivist)
    im leaning a bit towards athiesm.
    Don't! It's a disease!
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    (Original post by bakedbeans247)
    There are a lot of bodybuilders/fitness trainers online that I could list. But just go on YouTube and find some videos on this topic by them if you need convincing that they do in-fact endorse/approve of Ramadan fasting and the health benefits. Best to ask reliable professionals like doctors too or those studying the related fields. On the NHS website you can find some articles of Ramadan fasting if you're interested.
    Fasting does, indeed, have a number of health benefits but the way most Muslims do it now isn't good. They don't eat all day and then they go straight in to some very fatty, oily foods when it's iftar time. That is actually very very bad for you. Many also don't eat good food during suhur which is just as bad considering this is what's supposed to keep you going all day.

    So yes, fasting has its benefits but not the way most Muslims do it.
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    (Original post by Legendary Quest)
    Fasting does, indeed, have a number of health benefits but the way most Muslims do it now isn't good. They don't eat all day and then they go straight in to some very fatty, oily foods when it's iftar time. That is actually very very bad for you. Many also don't eat good food during suhur which is just as bad considering this is what's supposed to keep you going all day.

    So yes, fasting has its benefits but not the way most Muslims do it.
    Yes! Definitely agree with you. You have to be making sure you're eating properly and getting the right amounts of food/fluids in between maghrib and fajr. The Nhs website has some nice diet plans/advice on there!
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    (Original post by champ_mc99)
    Don't! It's a disease!
    Any disease that helps one tell the difference between dust and clay should be proactively contracted. :yep:
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    (Original post by Legendary Quest)
    Fasting does, indeed, have a number of health benefits but the way most Muslims do it now isn't good. They don't eat all day and then they go straight in to some very fatty, oily foods when it's iftar time. That is actually very very bad for you. Many also don't eat good food during suhur which is just as bad considering this is what's supposed to keep you going all day.

    So yes, fasting has its benefits but not the way most Muslims do it.
    I've witnessed some gain more weight during ramadan than if they weren't fasting.

    They become fuller quicker and heavier when it's time to break their fast.

    Which is contradictory to the purpose of what not eating so many hours is meant to do.
 
 
 
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