June 2, 2023

Every Ramadan, social media is flooded with photos of delicious and tasty food on iftar tables, causing widespread controversy given the presence of families and individuals who are unable to provide such tables.

The situation this year is more critical with a clear increase in prices, as the publication of photos of such Ramadan tables can cause great resentment among the general population. On the other hand, sociologists warn about this, believing that it leads to various negatives.

In this context, Ali Al-Shabani, a sociologist, described the posting of photos of Ramadan iftar tables on social media as a “deviation”, saying in a statement to Hespress: “There are people who don’t have these things, especially since it’s about rich tables, that confuse the audience.

Al-Shabani called for “abandoning such anomalous phenomena that offend others and offend their pride”, and called for solidarity and interdependence, saying: “For example, every Ramadan we notice a very auspicious issue that revives the value of solidarity and social solidarity, as we we find in large markets a group of gabions full of staple foods in the month of Ramadan, which are bought for charity.

He added: “We notice that there is a group of philanthropists who do not seem to be giving alms to families who deserve this help. Moroccans are known for their generosity and generosity, especially when social solidarity is required.”

Al-Shabani warned of the power of the social media image and its “sometimes chaotic use”, stressing that “Islamic values ​​call for solidarity without any hypocrisy, pride or insult to those we sacrifice for them.”

Notably, the phenomenon of posting photos of iftar tables has evolved into an annual ritual on social media that has become more like a “communal kitchen” where various dishes and meals are displayed during the Ramadan period.

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