Muslims overeating in Ramadan & the Vimto factor

Eat & sleep – that’s the Muslim way!

Is there a correlation between Ramadan & sales of Vimto?

Are Muslims eating so much during Ramadan that they’re falling ill?

Muslims can’t seem to get enough of Vimto

Walk into any Arab owned shop in London, and you’ll be able to find all the Vimto you want, but where’s the Ribena?

The scum covered it in typical shouty fashion:

“FASTING Muslims are guzzling cans of VIMTO to get them through Ramadan”

And though this is a couple of years old, the Telegraph’s Will Heaven (Will Hell would be more appropriate) decides that drinking vimto is a form of: “religious cheating” during “the cruel month of Ramadan”

And when they’re not plying themselves with Vimto, Muslims are stuffing themselves silly and ending up in hospital.

Ramadan is not about how much neat vimto you can guzzle to keep your blood sugar levels up, or how much kabsa & mandi you can force down your throat.

If all you’ve gained during Ramadan is hunger & thirst, then you have not gained any benefit from this holy month.

On the authority of Al-Miqdaam ibn Maadiy-Karib who said, I heard the Messenger of Allah saying:

“No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his breath.”

Hadith No. 47, Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasaa’I, Ibn Majah – Hadith Sahih.

No one wants to be stood next to you in Isha & Taraweh while you’re burping away letting the rest of the congregation know what you ate at Iftar.

Increase your good deeds, your Qiyam, your Ibadah, your acts of Charity and struggling Fi’Sabeel’Allah during Ramadan.

Increase your E’maan during Ramadan, not your waistline.


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