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Ramadan Mubarak!

Today is the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, so for al-Rasoul and the other Moorish characters, I thought I'd say something about it.

Observant Muslims fast (refrain from eating or drinking, smoking, or engaging in sexual acts, or sinful behaviors such as gossiping, insulting other people, cursing, lying, etc.) from sunrise to sunset for the month.  They offer extra offerings to the poor during the month, and they are also expected to pray and examine themselves and their lives for any sins/ways in which they could improve their behavior towards their fellow people and the Divine.

Certain people are exempted from fasting, including people under the age of 13 or over the age of 65, people who are sick (acute or chronic illness), people who are traveling, pregnant, nursing, or menstruating women, or anyone for whom the fast would be harmful (such as someone in recovery from an eating disorder, for example).

Edited to change a word for better clarity.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2017, 05:15:34 pm by DesertRose »
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

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There is a particular problem for Muslims in Northern latitudes if Ramadan falls at this time of year. At the moment here in central England the hours of daylight are from approximately 4am until 10pm and it is not yet midsummer. In northern Scotland it is more like 3am until 11pm. I have heard of a suggestion that the hours of daylight should be calculated from Mecca but I don't know whether that is having serious consideration.
 
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There is a particular problem for Muslims in Northern latitudes if Ramadan falls at this time of year. At the moment here in central England the hours of daylight are from approximately 4am until 10pm and it is not yet midsummer. In northern Scotland it is more like 3am until 11pm. I have heard of a suggestion that the hours of daylight should be calculated from Mecca but I don't know whether that is having serious consideration.

That is a consideration, especially for Muslims in places like northern Norway or Sweden or Alaska or parts of Canada, where daylight this time of year runs almost 24/7.  And yes, the suggestion for those Muslims is to fast based upon sunrise and sunset times in Mecca, since not eating or drinking for such extended periods of time would be detrimental to the health of even basically healthy people who could otherwise take part in the fast of Ramadan, and the point of the fast is temporary deprivation, contemplation, and charity, not destroying your bodily health.
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

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And I should have posted this yesterday, but blessed Eid al-Fitr (which started Saturday evening and runs until Tuesday evening), the end of Ramadan!
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

 

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