Ramadan

Koz

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I’m not a Muslim, but I did it for a week some years ago with a Muslim friend. I did somehow feel cleansed body wise after the week if that makes any sense. Not sure I could have done the month. Good luck Phil
 

Wattie

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Lived it for 10 years mate.....and endured a month of it each and every time.
It’s pretty hard core in the Me and it involves no alcohol -which in these difficult times is negligent in my opinion.
If I want any businesses to get thru this difficult scenario, it is booze related ones -so I will continue my sponsorship of them for at least the next 30 days.
Good luck.
 

CatmanV2

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With respect, you're not really doing Ramadan but fasting between sunrise and sunset. But whatever floats your boat


C
 

Swedish Paul

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With respect, you're not really doing Ramadan but fasting between sunrise and sunset. But whatever floats your boat


C
Soon 24 hours of daylight here. I have no idea how that affects things or if it’s just tough. Near the equator it’s 12 hours isn’t it?
 

CatmanV2

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Soon 24 hours of daylight here. I have no idea how that affects things or if it’s just tough. Near the equator it’s 12 hours isn’t it?
Hmm, interesting. >99.999% sure that this will be covered in the Quran somewhere. I could ask some quite well educated Muslims, but I know no Imams personally

C
 

Felonious Crud

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I seem to remember that there's a significant Muslim population in the north of Sweden. Ramadam is a tough gig for those guys!

Muslim friends always talk of a great sense of feeling refreshed after Ramadam. The benefits of fasting are clinically proven, not just for a month a year, but as a regular part of one's lifestyle. I don't do it, but should.
 

Vampyrebat

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I seem to remember that there's a significant Muslim population in the north of Sweden. Ramadam is a tough gig for those guys!

Muslim friends always talk of a great sense of feeling refreshed after Ramadam. The benefits of fasting are clinically proven, not just for a month a year, but as a regular part of one's lifestyle. I don't do it, but should.
Correct FC..........Fasting has been used for century's to cure many kinds of illnesses, even cancer in some instances. Dry fasting is said to be more intense and work better/quicker. The idea behind it is fasting kills off the failing/redundant but still live cells and regenerates new cells. Then when you start to eat again, eat healthy meats that give a massive boost to the new cells (so I have read).
 

Wattie

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Witchcraft.
Two sides to everything.
I witnessed horrific situations in the Me caused by tired, underfed, dehydrateted individuals who in 40+ degrees couldn’t function properly. The entire economy was screwed for a month because of it and most of the expats couldn’t believe the extra work and pressure suddenly put on them as others swanned off.
 

MarkMas

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Soon 24 hours of daylight here. I have no idea how that affects things or if it’s just tough. Near the equator it’s 12 hours isn’t it?
Yes this is a real problem if you are observing Ramadan in the far northern or southern summer. I don't think the Koran makes any dispensations for this, so people are stuck with it. But there are compromises that get made... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan#Ramadan_in_Space
 

MarkMas

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With respect, you're not really doing Ramadan but fasting between sunrise and sunset. But whatever floats your boat
C
I would say that 'doing Ramadan' is very nearly exactly 'fasting between sunrise and sunset'. While there is an implication that this is something practised (only) by Muslims, and that it is combined with other religious activities, in the end Ramadan, itself, is JUST the fasting.
 

CatmanV2

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I think we can agree to differ
<quote>
Ramadan (/ˌræməˈdɑːn/, also US: /ˌrɑːm-, ˈræmədɑːn, ˈrɑːm-/,[6][7][8] UK: /ˈræmədæn/;[9] Arabic: رمضان‎, romanized: Ramaḍān [ramaˈdˤaːn];[note 1] Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar,[10] observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community.[11] A commemoration of Muhammad's first revelation,[citation needed] the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam[12] and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.[13][14]
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Ramadan mubarak though to all!

C
 

philw696

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Well I'm fasting, reflecting on many things in life and as soon as the masks arrive in the Mayenne myself and Ms French with others are going to distribute them to the community.
So on reflection I feel I'm doing the right thing for me and my community.
 

Wanderer

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Sunset and sunrise depends on elevation too - we panicked a Muslim friend when we all met for meal at the top on the Meridian Tower in Swansea by convincing him he'd started eating 3 mins too early....
 

Andyk

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Phil we have Ramadam in Wales but it's called Ramaram......

Good luck to you Phil...Don't think I could do it as I sit here eating an Indian takeaway and a lovely bottle of wine.