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« on: Sep 04, 2010 09:33 PM »

A new episode of the Riz Khan Show on Al Jazeera. One of the guests is one of my favorite Muslims out there - Azhar Usman. Would love to hear your guys' thoughts on this topic, either after you watch the video or just thoughts you have based on your experiences.

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2010 10:31 PM »

salam

Not watched the video, havent got access on this computer.

However yep Ramadan is becoming commericalised, or at any rate Eid is, there was a whole Ramadan collection in mothercare (a kids clothes etc shop) I mean what is that about? And clintons do Eid cards too, I prefer to commission my Eid cards from muslim friends who make and sell cards and keepsakes etc.

But going by Sr JO's diary entry, I guess Ramadan is very commercialised in Muslim countries, having said that I went shopping at an Indian market type place today and all the prices were hiked up for Eid!!!

The last ten days of Ramadan the Indian shops go nuts, we have a street famous for selling just asian stuff, and during the last ten days the streets outside the shops arel ined with women doing henna paintings and people selling what can only be fairly described as tat.... which is why I always do my eid and Ramadan shop way in advance, the crowds are unbelievavble!!!

So errmmm I guess yeah I think it is becoming commercialised.....

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 05, 2010 02:00 AM »

You guys should come to India sometime,Hyderabad actually..I have no idea about the rest of India  Tongue
Almost everyone goes nuts during Ramadan.People shop till they drop,stores are open round the clock and even people who don't have a store make some kind of a temporary box thing in the market and start a mini business just for this month..the situation is pathetic!
It pains me to see people perceiving Ramadan as a cultural event instead of going the spiritual way.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 05, 2010 06:26 AM »

In Sharjah, Kerala... Its the same throughou the world. Basic human tenedency I guess Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 06, 2010 05:00 PM »

i live in new delhi and iam presently putting up at a 100% muslim locality. just as br. skhan pointed out yes there are mini shops all over the place. There are more shops on road side rather than place to walk. One can go totally nuts on a shopping trip to one such market. But is there anything wrong in it. Look at it this way that many people get to earn their living due to ramzaan eid shopping. Non-muslims get a feel of the muslim atmosphere. It helps to make our presence felt.
As  a side note: We haggle with these very shop keepers year round. Come ramzaan and I find them pleasently transformed with polite manners, courtesy, mercy etc etc.......
On the whole I quiet like the entire feel of these markets
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