Some people fast to improve their health, while some fast for religious reasons.
Jason from the accounting department intermittently gives up meat once a year, whilst your recently asexual sister Chloe has abstained from sex for the past week.
For over a month however, one Lakemba-based drug-dealer, has given up both these things and more in abiding to the annual ritual of Ramadan.
Ramadan, romanized as Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.
And while it’s been tough, Mohammed Dan Dan has learned a lot about sacrifice and self-accountability during the journey.
“I went to A&B sober, do you understand how tough it is trying to muzz sober?”
Yet with today ending the holy month of fasting, the part-time tradie is primed to let loose.
“You ready to feast cuz” he says as he flicks a saddie of white powder back and forth.
But the holiday isn’t just about Mr. Dan Dan. It’s a time of sharing. And that’s exactly what ‘Moey Dw’ encompasses on his throwaway phone.
“Happy Eid Mubarak bro” reads a pre-emptive text from cousin and once a year customer, Salim.
Based on last years “Happy Eid Mubarak” text, Moey knows this is only a pleasantry. He cuts to the chase.
“Meet us in Bankstown at seven for Sheesha cuz. Get you the goods then.”
Moey’s YAP mate Min Fang was available to comment on the cultural phenomenon, “solid effort to all the homies abstaining from necessities including food, water and you know what for this long”, there’s no way any of us could do it.