The presenter of this video is impressed by the fact that all the restaurants are closed at lunchtime in the island of the Maldives which he claims to be a country that is 100% Muslim, that’s because it is the first day of Ramadan. As all the Muslims fast for the day, restaurants need not be open.
He is amazed to learn that in the Maldives and around the world, Muslims do not eat or drink anything for the whole day until sunset during the month of Ramadan.
He appreciates that almost 2 billion people agree that for this month you should try to be a better human, to learn humility and patience. And feel for the hungry and the poor and at the end of it, celebrate as a community. He points out towards the fact that this is a big part of the Muslim culture that sadly goes unnoticed and the media focuses on what’s bad.
Right now, I am in the Maldives, a country that is 100% Muslim. And here, just like back home for me, Ramadan is huge!! So huge that no restaurants are open during the day and everyone I met was fasting!To be clear, currently I'm not fasting as I'm not religious. However, I have great appreciation for what hundreds of millions of people are doing starting from yesterday and going on for the whole month! Their desire to be better during this month (and rest of the year) in addition to fasting for a whole day is amazing. I am betting that if you ever want to join someone as they break their fast, they would not say no. In fact, I'm willing to put money on it! It really is a special time.Join me on Nas Daily Global for more! I'm trying to build a community there in addition to this page!Special thanks to Milaidhoo Island Resort for hosting us and letting me film here.
Posted by Nas Daily on Wednesday, May 16, 2018