Let’s talk #RamadanProblems!

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Does a # look like a waffle to you? If the answer is yes, then you officially have a #RamadanProblem!

Join the rest of the world and harangue your hunger on Instagram, Twitter or Vine. To give you inspiration, check out our pick of the best #RamadanProblems (warning: may cause severe hunger). We say Ramadan Kareem with this more light-hearted look at the holy month to help you while away the hours to Iftar. Tick tock….

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Mmmm, creamy…. milkshake? Nope- you’ve got your Ramadan glasses on! As @ThatBeardedChap says: “Saw this on Instagram and thought ‘That looks delicious’. Then read the caption- Mixing Paint”.
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Image 1 of 14:  1 / 14Mmmm, creamy…. milkshake? Nope- you’ve got your Ramadan glasses on! As @ThatBeardedChap says: “Saw this on Instagram and thought ‘That looks delicious’. Then read the caption- Mixing Paint”.

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Mistaken identity aside, you seriously will consider ‘new food options’ 'when you hear the Maghrib Adhan while taking a shower' (@Irfanyousufzay).
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Image 2 of 14:  2 / 14Mistaken identity aside, you seriously will consider ‘new food options’ "when you hear the Maghrib Adhan while taking a shower" (@Irfanyousufzay).

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Being a good Muslim, even though you might not normally know when Magreb prayer time is, for Iftar, you know the exact time, down to the second! (e/Sanaa).
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Image 3 of 14:  3 / 14Being a good Muslim, even though you might not normally know when Magreb prayer time is, for Iftar, you know the exact time, down to the second! (e/Sanaa).

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The thing is, if you don’t become intensely aware of what time Maghrib is, then this is what results…. (@ArabiiziiLifestyle).
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Image 4 of 14:  4 / 14The thing is, if you don’t become intensely aware of what time Maghrib is, then this is what results…. (@ArabiiziiLifestyle).

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Or you could look like this when you’re about to drink that last glass of water to tide you over for a dry day- then Fajr athan goes off… NB: Sticklers for the rules may know that the Prophet (PBUH) reportedly said that if caught out mid-vessel when the muethen calls Allahu Akbar, one may drain the cup if the body still required it. So down it!
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Image 5 of 14:  5 / 14Or you could look like this when you’re about to drink that last glass of water to tide you over for a dry day- then Fajr athan goes off… NB: Sticklers for the rules may know that the Prophet (PBUH) reportedly said that if caught out mid-vessel when the muethen calls Allahu Akbar, one may drain the cup if the body still required it. So down it!

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Time to bounce from the mosque stampede! You do all this to get closer to Allah through love and respect but that might just go out the door (literally) when “Taraweeh ends and you’re in the row nearest to the entrance”  It’s exit stage-left when you’re spent praying and you need to go satiate your munchies! (@That BeardedChap).
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Image 6 of 14:  6 / 14Time to bounce from the mosque stampede! You do all this to get closer to Allah through love and respect but that might just go out the door (literally) when “Taraweeh ends and you’re in the row nearest to the entrance” It’s exit stage-left when you’re spent praying and you need to go satiate your munchies! (@That BeardedChap).

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In getting closer to Allah, one of Ramadan’s many virtues is that it brings out equality among the genders. For example: 'Women belong in the kitchen. Men belong in the kitchen. Everyone belongs in the kitchen. Kitchen has food.' You can salivate and savor smells or torment your self or better still dig in after Iftar ‘o’clock!
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Image 7 of 14:  7 / 14In getting closer to Allah, one of Ramadan’s many virtues is that it brings out equality among the genders. For example: "Women belong in the kitchen. Men belong in the kitchen. Everyone belongs in the kitchen. Kitchen has food." You can salivate and savor smells or torment your self or better still dig in after Iftar ‘o’clock!

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Stocking the kitchen with all that food can be problematic though. The best punishment during Ramadan? Your mom sends you to Walmart. They say shopping on an empty stomach is a bad idea; try shopping on a fasting belly!
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Image 8 of 14:  8 / 14Stocking the kitchen with all that food can be problematic though. The best punishment during Ramadan? Your mom sends you to Walmart. They say shopping on an empty stomach is a bad idea; try shopping on a fasting belly!

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With all those tantalizing temptations and your empty stomach, the result is often this: Multiple shopping trolleys every day of Ramadan.
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Image 9 of 14:  9 / 14With all those tantalizing temptations and your empty stomach, the result is often this: Multiple shopping trolleys every day of Ramadan.

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With that many shopping trolleys, those thinking that Ramadan is a great time to get skinny shouldn’t forget that all that food has to go somewhere. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the before and after Iftar shots! (@saraaaaaaaaaaaa).
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Image 10 of 14:  10 / 14With that many shopping trolleys, those thinking that Ramadan is a great time to get skinny shouldn’t forget that all that food has to go somewhere. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the before and after Iftar shots! (@saraaaaaaaaaaaa).

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#RamadanProblems are not for Muslims only; spare a thought for your fellow non-Muslims: 'Trying to eat a massive meal before you meet your Muslim friends so you don't get hungry while you're with them'.
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Image 11 of 14:  11 / 14#RamadanProblems are not for Muslims only; spare a thought for your fellow non-Muslims: "Trying to eat a massive meal before you meet your Muslim friends so you don't get hungry while you're with them".

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Or maybe your Non-Muslim friends aren’t even aware of what you’re doing- they think you’re watching the World Cup with them... but really you’re just staring at that delicious popcorn and arguing with yourself not to drink that soda!
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Image 12 of 14:  12 / 14Or maybe your Non-Muslim friends aren’t even aware of what you’re doing- they think you’re watching the World Cup with them... but really you’re just staring at that delicious popcorn and arguing with yourself not to drink that soda!

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Or being hyper aware of your fasting efforts, you may be lucky enough to get the ultra sensitive non-Muslim friend: 'OMG you fast for 30 days straight? Don't you die?'.
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Image 13 of 14:  13 / 14Or being hyper aware of your fasting efforts, you may be lucky enough to get the ultra sensitive non-Muslim friend: "OMG you fast for 30 days straight? Don't you die?".

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Either way, at least in Ramadan, with everything that you go through, Allah makes sure you have a date every night!
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Image 14 of 14:  14 / 14Either way, at least in Ramadan, with everything that you go through, Allah makes sure you have a date every night!

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Mmmm, creamy…. milkshake? Nope- you’ve got your Ramadan glasses on! As @ThatBeardedChap says: “Saw this on Instagram and thought ‘That looks delicious’. Then read the caption- Mixing Paint”.

Image 1 of 14Mmmm, creamy…. milkshake? Nope- you’ve got your Ramadan glasses on! As @ThatBeardedChap says: “Saw this on Instagram and thought ‘That looks delicious’. Then read the caption- Mixing Paint”.

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Mistaken identity aside, you seriously will consider ‘new food options’ 'when you hear the Maghrib Adhan while taking a shower' (@Irfanyousufzay).

Image 2 of 14Mistaken identity aside, you seriously will consider ‘new food options’ "when you hear the Maghrib Adhan while taking a shower" (@Irfanyousufzay).

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Being a good Muslim, even though you might not normally know when Magreb prayer time is, for Iftar, you know the exact time, down to the second! (e/Sanaa).

Image 3 of 14Being a good Muslim, even though you might not normally know when Magreb prayer time is, for Iftar, you know the exact time, down to the second! (e/Sanaa).

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The thing is, if you don’t become intensely aware of what time Maghrib is, then this is what results…. (@ArabiiziiLifestyle).

Image 4 of 14The thing is, if you don’t become intensely aware of what time Maghrib is, then this is what results…. (@ArabiiziiLifestyle).

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Or you could look like this when you’re about to drink that last glass of water to tide you over for a dry day- then Fajr athan goes off… NB: Sticklers for the rules may know that the Prophet (PBUH) reportedly said that if caught out mid-vessel when the muethen calls Allahu Akbar, one may drain the cup if the body still required it. So down it!

Image 5 of 14Or you could look like this when you’re about to drink that last glass of water to tide you over for a dry day- then Fajr athan goes off… NB: Sticklers for the rules may know that the Prophet (PBUH) reportedly said that if caught out mid-vessel when the muethen calls Allahu Akbar, one may drain the cup if the body still required it. So down it!

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Time to bounce from the mosque stampede! You do all this to get closer to Allah through love and respect but that might just go out the door (literally) when “Taraweeh ends and you’re in the row nearest to the entrance”  It’s exit stage-left when you’re spent praying and you need to go satiate your munchies! (@That BeardedChap).

Image 6 of 14Time to bounce from the mosque stampede! You do all this to get closer to Allah through love and respect but that might just go out the door (literally) when “Taraweeh ends and you’re in the row nearest to the entrance” It’s exit stage-left when you’re spent praying and you need to go satiate your munchies! (@That BeardedChap).

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In getting closer to Allah, one of Ramadan’s many virtues is that it brings out equality among the genders. For example: 'Women belong in the kitchen. Men belong in the kitchen. Everyone belongs in the kitchen. Kitchen has food.' You can salivate and savor smells or torment your self or better still dig in after Iftar ‘o’clock!

Image 7 of 14In getting closer to Allah, one of Ramadan’s many virtues is that it brings out equality among the genders. For example: "Women belong in the kitchen. Men belong in the kitchen. Everyone belongs in the kitchen. Kitchen has food." You can salivate and savor smells or torment your self or better still dig in after Iftar ‘o’clock!

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Stocking the kitchen with all that food can be problematic though. The best punishment during Ramadan? Your mom sends you to Walmart. They say shopping on an empty stomach is a bad idea; try shopping on a fasting belly!

Image 8 of 14Stocking the kitchen with all that food can be problematic though. The best punishment during Ramadan? Your mom sends you to Walmart. They say shopping on an empty stomach is a bad idea; try shopping on a fasting belly!

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With all those tantalizing temptations and your empty stomach, the result is often this: Multiple shopping trolleys every day of Ramadan.

Image 9 of 14With all those tantalizing temptations and your empty stomach, the result is often this: Multiple shopping trolleys every day of Ramadan.

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With that many shopping trolleys, those thinking that Ramadan is a great time to get skinny shouldn’t forget that all that food has to go somewhere. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the before and after Iftar shots! (@saraaaaaaaaaaaa).

Image 10 of 14With that many shopping trolleys, those thinking that Ramadan is a great time to get skinny shouldn’t forget that all that food has to go somewhere. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the before and after Iftar shots! (@saraaaaaaaaaaaa).

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#RamadanProblems are not for Muslims only; spare a thought for your fellow non-Muslims: 'Trying to eat a massive meal before you meet your Muslim friends so you don't get hungry while you're with them'.

Image 11 of 14#RamadanProblems are not for Muslims only; spare a thought for your fellow non-Muslims: "Trying to eat a massive meal before you meet your Muslim friends so you don't get hungry while you're with them".

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Or maybe your Non-Muslim friends aren’t even aware of what you’re doing- they think you’re watching the World Cup with them... but really you’re just staring at that delicious popcorn and arguing with yourself not to drink that soda!

Image 12 of 14Or maybe your Non-Muslim friends aren’t even aware of what you’re doing- they think you’re watching the World Cup with them... but really you’re just staring at that delicious popcorn and arguing with yourself not to drink that soda!

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Or being hyper aware of your fasting efforts, you may be lucky enough to get the ultra sensitive non-Muslim friend: 'OMG you fast for 30 days straight? Don't you die?'.

Image 13 of 14Or being hyper aware of your fasting efforts, you may be lucky enough to get the ultra sensitive non-Muslim friend: "OMG you fast for 30 days straight? Don't you die?".

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Either way, at least in Ramadan, with everything that you go through, Allah makes sure you have a date every night!

Image 14 of 14Either way, at least in Ramadan, with everything that you go through, Allah makes sure you have a date every night!

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