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Statistics has shown increase in amount of consumption of food during fasting month! Even price rises in some countries. Also amount of hospitalization incresaes due to sudden eat, deyderation, diabets (too much sweet in the night), not taking pills in proper time,...
So in the end this is not following the purpose which originally has been set for, like eating less, thinking about poors,...
Hahaha... thast so true... I can vouch for that, People actually put on Weight after a month of Fasting, suffer from various ailments and Prices of fruit, vegetables and meat are SKY HIGH!!

Although I would want to Clarify the "Purpose" of it..

It is neither about eating less (You can have decent diet all year around)

NOR... thinking about poor (In an Ideal Welfare (Muslim) State, everybody should be provided with Basic necessaties, appropriate Distribution of Wealth, rather than Accumalation in few Hands)

The Real Purpose is to learn Self Control and Discipline one's self.

In our day to day lives, most Humans act on instincts and impulse often without even realising, we eat when we're hungry, drink when thirsty, lie and cheat when it suits, explode when angry etc etc...

By fasting you Cut Off the MOST BASIC of all instincts which is Thirst and Hunger... and most Universal... EVERYONE feels hunger and thirst.. rich or poor, old or young, good or evil, honest or dishonest... though some of us can afford to eat at timely itervals and not actually feel it.

This way we are focused more on ourselves and our actions and in higher Self Conscious state.

A lot of times we tell small lies, daily withoutout even thinking about it, and believe it to be perfectly normal and acceptable... whereas lie is a lie, big or small AND so forth with other actions.

Its more like a time to Think and Reflect on One's actions, Self Analysis or filter the Right things from Wrong that we do in our day to day lives... Plus some overrated Medical and Health Benefits as Detox.

Though most of it is Lost in following the Tradition and Keeping up appearances within own Communities.

Just like some people actually come out of Ramadhan, Overweight and in ill health... same goes on the Spiritual side... Hardened in their Ways, Blessed and Forgiven for the previous Sins and ready to commit some more in the Year to follow...
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