The grandpa case can be encapsulated in the following mundane dictum:
Grandpa perhaps paid more attention to his passion and emotion such as his anxiety for missing the reward for eating Sehri at the last minute. This was the driving religious impulsive force in the household that transmitted energy from father to son to daughter in law. A force cannot be eliminated without a medium.
Most Muslims think that their fulfillment lies in mere obedience to ritualistic command rather than the divine spirit. Allegiance to ritualistic commands compromises their worth of God gifted autonomy as rational moral agent. Thus their ability of life is proportioned to the kind of indulgence that they are fond of.
Our life has meaning in so far as we fulfill the purpose for which we are created. If we turn away from the values that God has ordained for us, we bring misery upon ourselves. Thus life stresses a need for a true response to the sticky situation that we fall into. We must have the ability to sense our limitations because of the forgotten command. We must realize the power of God’s purpose within us so we can say our life have a true meaning.