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Ramadan kareem

  1. Aug 10, 2010 #1
    Just posted this to congratulate all Muslims that ramadan is here and wish you blessings. btw this year the fasting period in kuwait is longer from 3:43 am to 6:50 pm :)
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2010 #2

    Astronuc

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    Peace be upon all!
     
  4. Aug 10, 2010 #3

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    Peace and joy to all PFers who observe Ramadan :smile:
     
  5. Aug 10, 2010 #4
    Thanks very much. and peace be upon you.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2010 #5

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    Salaam Aleykum!
     
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  7. Aug 10, 2010 #6
    Ramadan mubarak!!
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  8. Aug 10, 2010 #7
    So how do other muslims prepare to fast? I mean I stay up all night to eat before dawn then pray the dawn prayer and sleep after 2 - 3 hours at like 7 am .
     
  9. Aug 11, 2010 #8

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    Allah akram madah12 :wink:

    I stay up all night... All year round :tongue2:
     
  10. Aug 11, 2010 #9

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    May it be a time of peace and happiness for all observants.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2010 #10
    My girlfriend just wakes up at some terrifically early hour to eat before sunrise. I am not Muslim, but I am doing a food fast with her (as well as the usual abstaining from drugs/alcohol/smoking/sex). However I can't find it in me to do a water fast as well. I feel this is a good compromise. Congrats to those who can get up that early :D
     
  12. Aug 12, 2010 #11

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    There has been a question in the back of my head for several years, and this seems like a reasonable place to introduce it. Please excuse my ignorance of the matter; I really am curious about it.
    How does a religious observant (Muslim or otherwise), afflicted with something like diabetes requiring regular caloric intake, deal with fasting? Are there exemptions for medical conditions, or do you just have to take your chances of surviving it?
     
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  13. Aug 12, 2010 #12

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    Young children, pregnant women and such like are specifically exempted from fasting.

    They are not, as far as I know, prohibited from fasting, but they do not have an obligation to fast.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2010 #13

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    Show some pity for your co-religionists in northern Norway; there, we have a midnight sun! :wink:
     
  15. Aug 12, 2010 #14

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    :rofl:

    Thanks for the info about fasting. I figured that there must be something like that for humanitarian reasons, but wasn't sure.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2010 #15

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    I know I violate PF rules here, but "The Council of Senior Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" has issued a fatwa (no. 5842), that deals with fasting times close to the poles:
    http://islamqa.com/en/ref/5842

    Essentially, fasting times around the poles are to be calculated from the closest country in which there <i>is</i> a clear distinction between night and day...
     
  17. Aug 12, 2010 #16

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    As violations go, that one seems quite innocuous and very educational. Thanks for the link. It's a bit "wordy", but extremely informative.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2010 #17

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    It is written as "classical fiqh" (islamic jurisprudence/theology), in which the contents of various hadeeth and earlier fatwas are scrutinized, in order to find an applicable to a new situation.
     
  19. Aug 12, 2010 #18

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    Faith-based or not, that is a very wise (dare I say "scientific"?) approach to the matter. I gain more respect for Islam with each exposure to new facts. (I never disrespected it, but knew next to nothing about it.)
     
  20. Aug 12, 2010 #19

    arildno

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    Fiqh tradition, developed to maturity in the 9th century C.E, may well have inspired the formalization of theological debate known as scholasticism, in the 12th century and onwards.

    However, there exists an at least as probable source for scholastic reasoning, namely the 12th century re-discovery of Corpus Justinianum, i.e, the legal codices and juristic reflections collected in the 530's C.E. by teams commissioned by Emperor Justinian

    That will remain your point of view, not mine, upon which my silence is best in tune with PF policy..:smile:
     
  21. Aug 12, 2010 #20

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    It most certainly is! Silence be upon you. :biggrin:
     
  22. Aug 12, 2010 #21

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    What about norweedish whispers? Is that allowed?
     
  23. Aug 12, 2010 #22

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    As long as they are written in Norweedish so no one can understand them. :biggrin:
     
  24. Aug 12, 2010 #23

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    Hakkesansforrelgionen.
     
  25. Aug 12, 2010 #24
    i am a Muslim too and it is nice to see my Muslim brothers on this thread RAMADAN MUBARAK to all my brothers:smile:
     
  26. Aug 12, 2010 #25

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    Correct, they are exempted from the fast, also sick people who might endanger their health condition, injured, travelers, menstruating women, elderly people and soldiers...
     
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