Forget #FirstWorldProblems - Let’s talk #RamadanProblems!

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Does a # look like a newly-baked waffle to you? Does an @ look like mshabak (Lebanese donut)? Are you struggling to fast...but too dehydrated to cry? If the answer is yes, then you officially have a #RamadanProblem!

Find like-minded friends looking to harangue about their hunger on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Vine. Check out our pick of the best #RamadanProblems, consider posting some of your own.

It will distract you from your belly rumblings and prove that - during the holy month - misery really does love company! The fasting folks at Al Bawaba offer up some light-hearted and light-headed observations made in the run up to Iftar. Tick, tock...and yalla iftar o’clock!

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One meal, a thousand plates! “Right when I think I finished washing all the dishes, 20 more plates just magically pop up out of nowhere,” whines @hadeeeel49.
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Image 1 of 16:  1 / 16One meal, a thousand plates! “Right when I think I finished washing all the dishes, 20 more plates just magically pop up out of nowhere,” whines @hadeeeel49.

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“Why is time going so slow when I need it to go fast, be maghrib already? YALLAH I’M HUNGRY!!! lol”, posts @hbibti-carina.
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Image 2 of 16:  2 / 16“Why is time going so slow when I need it to go fast, be maghrib already? YALLAH I’M HUNGRY!!! lol”, posts @hbibti-carina.

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@FitMuslimah hates “When it’s time for Suhoor and you are still full from iftar”.
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Image 3 of 16:  3 / 16@FitMuslimah hates “When it’s time for Suhoor and you are still full from iftar”.

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She should meet up with @KinzaSohail1, who posted a belfie (um, belly selfie?) titled, “Me after every iftar”.
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Image 4 of 16:  4 / 16She should meet up with @KinzaSohail1, who posted a belfie (um, belly selfie?) titled, “Me after every iftar”.

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#RamadanProblems for #BritishFasters? @ShafLdn posts, “Hiding in Tesco to escape the rain but trying to block out the smell of cookies.”
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Image 5 of 16:  5 / 16#RamadanProblems for #BritishFasters? @ShafLdn posts, “Hiding in Tesco to escape the rain but trying to block out the smell of cookies.”

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“All the tea boys are wandering about the company floor aimlessly as if they’ve lost the will to live’, observes @BrownWhovian, while @Rabia_Rashid tells of a “client meeting while fasting...Can I get you a drink...Nope it’s fine I’m fasting...Panic to hide the coffee he’s holding!”
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Image 6 of 16:  6 / 16“All the tea boys are wandering about the company floor aimlessly as if they’ve lost the will to live’, observes @BrownWhovian, while @Rabia_Rashid tells of a “client meeting while fasting...Can I get you a drink...Nope it’s fine I’m fasting...Panic to hide the coffee he’s holding!”

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Bad breath trauma: “When you are trying to have a decent conversation with someone but your breath is stinkier than sweaty socks”, comes from @ReyahChowdhury.
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Image 7 of 16:  7 / 16Bad breath trauma: “When you are trying to have a decent conversation with someone but your breath is stinkier than sweaty socks”, comes from @ReyahChowdhury.

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Time zone blues! “When the East Coast fam Snaps me food but I still got over an hour before I can eat”, posts @DoeSuu11
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Image 8 of 16:  8 / 16Time zone blues! “When the East Coast fam Snaps me food but I still got over an hour before I can eat”, posts @DoeSuu11

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@putriC-pradana says, “There’s nothing better than cooking in Ramadan bc you can’t taste anything so you hope & pray that u don’t poison anyone.”
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Image 9 of 16:  9 / 16@putriC-pradana says, “There’s nothing better than cooking in Ramadan bc you can’t taste anything so you hope & pray that u don’t poison anyone.”

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“That feeling when you find leftover Suhoor snacks around the house later in the day”,  just shatters @qamr_hussain.
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Image 10 of 16:  10 / 16“That feeling when you find leftover Suhoor snacks around the house later in the day”, just shatters @qamr_hussain.

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“Around this time every day my stomach starts to eat itself,” posts peckish @Naderlhmoud.
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Image 11 of 16:  11 / 16“Around this time every day my stomach starts to eat itself,” posts peckish @Naderlhmoud.

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@HotterThanCurry tried to bounce before the mosque stampede, but noticed, “#AwkwardMoment when u walk out of Taraweh (extra Ramadan prayers) after 8 Raka’a (reps) , while the rest of the congregation prays 20 & you do “the walk of shame””
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Image 12 of 16:  12 / 16@HotterThanCurry tried to bounce before the mosque stampede, but noticed, “#AwkwardMoment when u walk out of Taraweh (extra Ramadan prayers) after 8 Raka’a (reps) , while the rest of the congregation prays 20 & you do “the walk of shame””

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Fasting all day comes with feasting all night. Think Ramadan is a great time to get skinny? FAT CHANCE. Increased consumption paired with amped up napping prompted  @saraaaaaaaaaaaa to post this before-and-after iftar shot.
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Image 13 of 16:  13 / 16Fasting all day comes with feasting all night. Think Ramadan is a great time to get skinny? FAT CHANCE. Increased consumption paired with amped up napping prompted @saraaaaaaaaaaaa to post this before-and-after iftar shot.

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Or maybe your Non-Muslim friends aren’t even aware of what you’re going through- they think you’re watching football’s UEFA Euro 2016 with them... but really you’re just staring at those delicious onion rings.
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Image 14 of 16:  14 / 16Or maybe your Non-Muslim friends aren’t even aware of what you’re going through- they think you’re watching football’s UEFA Euro 2016 with them... but really you’re just staring at those delicious onion rings.

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#RamadanProblems is not just snarky humor. It’s also for tip-swapping for Muslims and non-Muslims too, such as this idea for respectful non-believers, 'Try to eat a massive meal before you meet your Muslim friends so you don't get hungry while you're with them'. Pringle before you mingle?
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Image 15 of 16:  15 / 16#RamadanProblems is not just snarky humor. It’s also for tip-swapping for Muslims and non-Muslims too, such as this idea for respectful non-believers, "Try to eat a massive meal before you meet your Muslim friends so you don't get hungry while you're with them". Pringle before you mingle?

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Look at the bright side, at least in Ramadan, despite all that we go through, Allah makes sure you have a date every night!
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Image 16 of 16:  16 / 16Look at the bright side, at least in Ramadan, despite all that we go through, Allah makes sure you have a date every night!

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One meal, a thousand plates! “Right when I think I finished washing all the dishes, 20 more plates just magically pop up out of nowhere,” whines @hadeeeel49.

Image 1 of 16One meal, a thousand plates! “Right when I think I finished washing all the dishes, 20 more plates just magically pop up out of nowhere,” whines @hadeeeel49.

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“Why is time going so slow when I need it to go fast, be maghrib already? YALLAH I’M HUNGRY!!! lol”, posts @hbibti-carina.

Image 2 of 16“Why is time going so slow when I need it to go fast, be maghrib already? YALLAH I’M HUNGRY!!! lol”, posts @hbibti-carina.

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@FitMuslimah hates “When it’s time for Suhoor and you are still full from iftar”.

Image 3 of 16@FitMuslimah hates “When it’s time for Suhoor and you are still full from iftar”.

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She should meet up with @KinzaSohail1, who posted a belfie (um, belly selfie?) titled, “Me after every iftar”.

Image 4 of 16She should meet up with @KinzaSohail1, who posted a belfie (um, belly selfie?) titled, “Me after every iftar”.

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#RamadanProblems for #BritishFasters? @ShafLdn posts, “Hiding in Tesco to escape the rain but trying to block out the smell of cookies.”

Image 5 of 16#RamadanProblems for #BritishFasters? @ShafLdn posts, “Hiding in Tesco to escape the rain but trying to block out the smell of cookies.”

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“All the tea boys are wandering about the company floor aimlessly as if they’ve lost the will to live’, observes @BrownWhovian, while @Rabia_Rashid tells of a “client meeting while fasting...Can I get you a drink...Nope it’s fine I’m fasting...Panic to hide the coffee he’s holding!”

Image 6 of 16“All the tea boys are wandering about the company floor aimlessly as if they’ve lost the will to live’, observes @BrownWhovian, while @Rabia_Rashid tells of a “client meeting while fasting...Can I get you a drink...Nope it’s fine I’m fasting...Panic to hide the coffee he’s holding!”

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Bad breath trauma: “When you are trying to have a decent conversation with someone but your breath is stinkier than sweaty socks”, comes from @ReyahChowdhury.

Image 7 of 16Bad breath trauma: “When you are trying to have a decent conversation with someone but your breath is stinkier than sweaty socks”, comes from @ReyahChowdhury.

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Time zone blues! “When the East Coast fam Snaps me food but I still got over an hour before I can eat”, posts @DoeSuu11

Image 8 of 16Time zone blues! “When the East Coast fam Snaps me food but I still got over an hour before I can eat”, posts @DoeSuu11

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@putriC-pradana says, “There’s nothing better than cooking in Ramadan bc you can’t taste anything so you hope & pray that u don’t poison anyone.”

Image 9 of 16@putriC-pradana says, “There’s nothing better than cooking in Ramadan bc you can’t taste anything so you hope & pray that u don’t poison anyone.”

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“That feeling when you find leftover Suhoor snacks around the house later in the day”,  just shatters @qamr_hussain.

Image 10 of 16“That feeling when you find leftover Suhoor snacks around the house later in the day”, just shatters @qamr_hussain.

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“Around this time every day my stomach starts to eat itself,” posts peckish @Naderlhmoud.

Image 11 of 16“Around this time every day my stomach starts to eat itself,” posts peckish @Naderlhmoud.

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@HotterThanCurry tried to bounce before the mosque stampede, but noticed, “#AwkwardMoment when u walk out of Taraweh (extra Ramadan prayers) after 8 Raka’a (reps) , while the rest of the congregation prays 20 & you do “the walk of shame””

Image 12 of 16@HotterThanCurry tried to bounce before the mosque stampede, but noticed, “#AwkwardMoment when u walk out of Taraweh (extra Ramadan prayers) after 8 Raka’a (reps) , while the rest of the congregation prays 20 & you do “the walk of shame””

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Fasting all day comes with feasting all night. Think Ramadan is a great time to get skinny? FAT CHANCE. Increased consumption paired with amped up napping prompted  @saraaaaaaaaaaaa to post this before-and-after iftar shot.

Image 13 of 16Fasting all day comes with feasting all night. Think Ramadan is a great time to get skinny? FAT CHANCE. Increased consumption paired with amped up napping prompted @saraaaaaaaaaaaa to post this before-and-after iftar shot.

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Or maybe your Non-Muslim friends aren’t even aware of what you’re going through- they think you’re watching football’s UEFA Euro 2016 with them... but really you’re just staring at those delicious onion rings.

Image 14 of 16Or maybe your Non-Muslim friends aren’t even aware of what you’re going through- they think you’re watching football’s UEFA Euro 2016 with them... but really you’re just staring at those delicious onion rings.

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#RamadanProblems is not just snarky humor. It’s also for tip-swapping for Muslims and non-Muslims too, such as this idea for respectful non-believers, 'Try to eat a massive meal before you meet your Muslim friends so you don't get hungry while you're with them'. Pringle before you mingle?

Image 15 of 16#RamadanProblems is not just snarky humor. It’s also for tip-swapping for Muslims and non-Muslims too, such as this idea for respectful non-believers, "Try to eat a massive meal before you meet your Muslim friends so you don't get hungry while you're with them". Pringle before you mingle?

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Look at the bright side, at least in Ramadan, despite all that we go through, Allah makes sure you have a date every night!

Image 16 of 16Look at the bright side, at least in Ramadan, despite all that we go through, Allah makes sure you have a date every night!

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