The one who has the wherewithal to break his fast that person should indeed keep the fast. Meaning: Think of this situation: You observe an individual not eating during the day. You can conclude that the individual is fasting i. But it is also possible that the individual is not eating because he or she has nothing to eat i.
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The one who has the wherewithal to break his fast that person should indeed keep the fast. Meaning: Think of this situation: You observe an individual not eating during the day.
You can conclude that the individual is fasting i. But it is also possible that the individual is not eating because he or she has nothing to eat i.
The person is starving! Here we have a profound observation on our understanding of choice. The notion of choice only becomes relevant when our basic necessities are satisfied. Thus we can take the theory of choice for granted in the West.
But in a location like South Asia, where almost a third of the population lives below the poverty line, we need to be a lot more conscious of attributing observed behavior to the exercise of free choice. Some fast, others starve — the observed behavior is the same not eating but the compulsions leading to that action are entirely different. Some do not eat for a month; others do not eat all year round. What does fasting mean in this context? So, Ghalib is educating us to be aware of the context, to not be judgmental, to not think that our own way is the only correct way of behaving, to be empathetic and tolerant, and to understand the reasons that might compel others to behave differently from us.
To be willing to observe the rituals of piety is one thing; to be able to do so quite another. Let one not be judgmental from the luxury of a good sehri and well-laid iftaar table.
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