Originally Posted by Expired
Then he misinterpreted it..
It is meant that you should fast, while looking as if you were going about every day life.
It's basically meant to say, that you shouldn't 'brag' about fasting.
EX: If I were to fast for a month and go up to someone and say, "ya i've been fasting for a month or so now, you've only got what?? one week on you?"
Fasting should be kept between you and god.
You may have different beliefs, those are mine.
yah that's one of the major problems he has with his faith. he feels he can interpret the way he thinks is right and that other people should not tell him he's wrong or something... anyway, it was a long discussion yesterday, and since i was fasting i dont remember much of it
he also mentioned that it should be between him and God, and told the example when Jesus was asked why his disciples do not fast as much as John the baptist's disciples.
But for us, muslims, we do everything in a large community, especially praying and fasting
on a side note, i dont want to hijack the OP's topic, so feel free to create a new thread if you feel you have things to say