Raudah Mohd Yunus

Raudah Mohd Yunus

She is a medical practitioner currently doing general practice and is based in Kuala Lumpur. She obtained her MBBCh from Alexandria University, Egypt. She enjoys reading, writing, painting, calligraphy and doing social and humanitarian work nationally and internationally.

“That crazy starving Muslim!” Why do Muslims fast, anyway?

When my Lithuanian classmate who sat next to me asked whether I wanted to have lunch one day, I explained to her that I was fasting as it was the month of Ramazan. She gave me a sarcastic smile and said, “Well, you crazy people can starve all you want!” On my way back home, I started thinking of how ‘crazy’ or ‘weird’ fasting could seem to some people, especially those whose lifestyle and culture are not familiar with this practice. While trying to scrutinise my knowledge and trying to understand this further, I came to a painful realisation: I was not at ...

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