Ramadan is over for another year, while that is a sad point in the year, there is time to be happy with Eid! Due to the celebrations Muslim Gamer hasn’t been updated for a day or two but it will be back in full force updated with all the news again shortly. JazakAllah for sticking around and again Eid Mubarak! For those not aware, Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic Calendar. It is the month in which the Quran, the Holy book of Muslims, began to be brought down to Muhammad (PBUH).
During Ramadan Muslims fast from sunrise till sunset with no water and no food. For Muslim Gamers this should also mean less games. As its not just about not eating or drinking but about pulling away from those things that arent necessarily religious and spending a month refocusing on religion. A Muslim hopes to come out of Ramdan a better person than they were prior to the beginning of the month.
For me it was a bit more difficult than usual. As the site needs constant attention and updating, I tried to keep up with it as much as possible without spending too much time on it. It also meant a lot of the game reviews I wanted to do had to be held away for a month as I didnt want to spend too much time playing games. Saying that the time did give me a chance to think of some really interesting articles in regards to the cross over of games and Shariah. Now I know most non Muslims think OMG SHARIAH RUUUUN!!!
Unfortunately whther its due to a lack of education by us Muslims towards non Muslims or due to non Muslims just being afraid of anything Islam, let alone the Shariah word, its not just about the rulings in regards to theft and chopping someones hand off, but things like how does a EULA and DRM affect a Muslim Gamer? What about the question of downloading games and Shariah? What about a Muslim making a game in which you kill Christians or Jews? I have spent some time researching these and will begin writing the articles soon to get them up. But anyway serious talk later, its party time now EID Mubarak!!!!