Yes, it’s true: Muslims actually GAIN weight during the “fast” of Ramadan

by 1389 on July 16, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), David Wood, food and drink, gluttony, medical, Muslim mindset, Qur'an

No food or water during daylight hours, followed by night-long dinners laden with empty calories makes for sleep cycle disruption, daytime dehydration, unpleasant mood swings, and considerable weight gain.

David Wood: Why Do Muslims Eat More During Ramadan?


Why do Muslims eat more when they’re fasting than when they’re not fasting? Why put a mask of piety on gluttony?

The answer, I think, lies at the very heart of Islam. Islam does not make people more holy or spiritual. Rather, it gives them a religious framework for carrying their desires to perverse extremes.

If a non-Muslim man hits a few clubs and somehow manages to have sex with ten women in one day, Islam will condemn him as a fornicator. But if this same man converts to Islam, marries four women, and takes six sex-slaves as his captives after a battle, he can be perfectly righteous before Allah, even if he has sex with ten women in one day.

Likewise, if a man hires a prostitute and sleeps with her, he has sinned, according to Islam. But if the same man sets up a “temporary marriage” (a practice called “Muta”), he can hire the same prostitute, for the same amount of time, have sex with her in the exact same way, and bear no shame whatsoever in the Muslim community.

If a psychopath goes on a killing spree, brutally murdering men, women, and children, he is surely going to hell, according to Islam—unless, of course, he is killing men, women, and children in a terrorist attack for the sake of Allah, in which case his violent massacre will earn him a one-way ticket to Paradise.

Even according to Muslim sources, the tribes of Mecca were violent, lascivious, and gluttonous. Muhammad didn’t change their behavior by forcing them to convert to Islam. He simply made their violence, lasciviousness, and gluttony pleasing to Allah. Should we be surprised that Ramadan is a month-long feast that Muslims call “fasting”?

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Arabian Business: Qataris hospitalised for overeating on first night of Ramadan

Qatari hospitals have begun receiving scores of patients suffering severe abdominal pains as a result of overeating during the first night of Ramadan, with an average of up to 15 patients expected to be admitted each night during the holy month.

“Most of the cases at the emergency room during Ramadan are gastritis, we see between 10 to 15 cases of overeating every day,” a medical staff member at Al Ahli Hospital told Arabian Business on Wednesday, the first night of the holy month of Ramadan.

“They generally start arriving at the emergency room around 8-8:30pm in severe gastric pain and with repeated vomiting. They can’t stop vomiting without medication because there is an inflammation of the mucosa of the stomach,” the staff member said.

Patients were treated with intravenous injections of a mix of medications including painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs and emetics.

Last year, over 100 people were admitted to the emergency department of a Doha hospital suffering from abdominal pains after the first night of Ramadan, with other patients also suffering the effects of dehydration and kidney problems.

“Usually during summer we receive many patients having GE (gastroenteritis) and because many people tend to eat a lot during Ramadan, they usually fall victim to foods that are not properly stored and which have got some bacteria accumulated on it. The people then suffer diarrhoea, stomach upset and vomiting after eating such food,” Dr Warda Ali Al Sadd, chief consultant of the emergency department at the Hamad Medical Corporation told the Doha-based Gulf Times newspaper last year.

“We have also received many patients suffering from renal colic due to a combination of dehydration, hot weather and fasting and triggered by their kidney or urethral stones,” Al-Sadd added.

During the first week of Ramadan in 2011, reported figures showed that 7,700 cases of fasting-related illnesses were registered at the emergency department of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

A report this week by the United Nations found populations in the Gulf have been rated as among the fattest in the world, with almost half of adults in Kuwait classed as obese.
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Bare Naked Islam has more: Why do Muslims get so fat during Ramadan, when they fast from dawn to dusk everyday for a month?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 EBL July 16, 2013 at 10:23 am

The Ramandan fast and season is sort of like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter (in a family celebration sense) stretched over one lunar month. Most families and friends have gatherings and parties at night during the month (and since many Islamic countries are hot during the day, they do have a thriving night culture). I am no fan of a lot of things in Islam, but this is just holiday overindulgence (similar to what many Christians do over Christmas and New Years).

As for your other examples, you are correct.

2 Cvbbn July 17, 2013 at 1:56 am

The amount of stupidity in this post is laughable!

3 Strawberry June 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

This is so pathetic… No words for it. Says more about the person who wrote it than about the islam.

4 1389 June 29, 2014 at 5:41 pm

@ Strawberry,
You have not refuted any facts in the article.
– Blog admin 1389

5 timer July 3, 2014 at 12:59 am

Hey 1389… i think u ran out of facts about “Muta”.. go for the follwoing link.. to take out your ignorance.. “Muta” was old custom followed by Arabs bfor the arrival of Mohammad (PBUH) and it is not part of islam…
let me give an example… ” where ever u did ur education.. that institution is home for many inteligent teachers or profs right… it doent mean ur also inteligent like them..”.. in the same way.. a local custom may not be part of a religion practised thr…
Know it befor speaking it… Jesus(PBUH) wont forgive the people who b***h on others with wrong assumptions.

6 1389 July 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

@ timer,

Evidently you posted your comment on the wrong blog post.

I do not deny that some Muslim authorities condemn “Muta” but it is still very widely practiced.

7 Faisal July 4, 2014 at 4:16 am

1. The first point to be noted here :

About 4 marrying 4 women :
Allah says it is better if you marry one if u cannot do justice to all.
There is a hadith mentioning that the one who do not maintain equivalence with his wives , one of his side will be bended at the day of justice.

So, it is not compulsory for men to marry 4, but it is optional (In terms of war, in case of widows , a man having high libido etc)..

2. Regarding slaves , Can you please TELL ME who started slavery ? Yes , it is the Non-Muslims. Islam always encourages to free slaves . During the case of war , it was the norm then . It was not possible to free all the slaves then (just think about the world war , when there was common prostitution practice ).

The wive and women slave have the same right in case of child birth , property.
So, a men having sex with 10 women, does he give right to those 10 women?
Answer is : NO……..

3. Regarding MUTA , as wine was not prohibited at the first phase of Islam, MUTA was also practiced. Later on , MUTA was prohibited . Please refer to Sahih al Bukhari. Some So Called Muslims follow the concept of MUTA which is absolutely wrong. (Wide practice does not make it valid, most Muslims do not perform prayer (other than Ramadan )), does it make it valid ?

And how many Non-Muslims died during Islamic battles : approx 200 , and more than 1000 Muslims. So, who is more violent ?

Umar (RA) once prohibited Khalid Bin Walid (RA) ( A great warrior) who used to kill people more in the battle field. So, violence is not Islam.

4. During Ramadan, well, i lost 2 kgs of weight. It depends on the person and his understanding . Even if a person gains weight, though he is violating the rules and regulation of Islam, what’s ur problem? Is that person begging from u Blog admin 1389?

may ALLAH show us the right path. If you are not a chicken Blog admin 1389, please email to me for your query.

8 Faisal July 4, 2014 at 4:19 am

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