Junaid Zuberi

Junaid Zuberi

The author lives and works in Toronto. He is a business graduate and a music enthusiast. He is also the founder of Sur Sangum, a forum that brings artists and enthusiasts on one platform .He tweets as @jwzubery (twitter.com/jwzubery)

Since when does my fasting or not fasting jeopardise someone else’s imaan?

My grandmother used to call it Ramazan Shareef. There was no discussion, debate or argument over its pronunciation. The month would come in its usual cycle without much fuss or ado. Television channels wouldn’t go bonkers except for some increased airtime for naats and religious discussions that were never heavily advertised. People wouldn’t wear cloaks all across. If someone in the house didn’t fast, others wouldn’t raise their eyebrows. The non-fasting family members would comfortably go on with usual daily meals without being given guilt trips. There were simpler, not-so-extravagant iftar dinners where family members would get together without any pressure on ...

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