Muslims should boost spiritual activities and avoid watching TV dramas in Ramadan

August 22, 2010

A Kuwaiti religious scholar has urged Muslims to avoid watching Ramadan drama series on television to ensure their fast is not wasted.

The dramas include episodes that violate Islamic teachings, and viewers could be denied the full Ramadan rewards, Shaikh Nadhem Al Mesbah reportedly said.

“Muslims should be engaged in meaningful activities during the holy month. It is wrong to invest time watching undesirable films plus the so-called Ramadan serials,” he said. “Ramadan is a great month; hence such activities should not be dominant, considering they have become the source of problems with youths”, he said, according to Kuwaiti media.

Several religious figures have warned against the increasing influence of television dramas and shows during the month when people tend to stay up late and wait for suhoor, the last meal before starting the fast.

The argument is that “people should profit from the high spirituality normally associated with the month instead of wasting their time over trivial things.”



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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