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    Ramadan ...

    The holy month of ramadan has started. In this month, muslim keep fast from dusk-till-dawn for 29/30 days followed by Eid-ul-Fitr on the 1st of the following month (equivalent to what Christmas is for Christians).

    Let's welcome Ramadan and hope for peaceful world for whole of the humanity.
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    my best friends muslim.. hate it when he goes on rumadan... all he does is winge and complain about how hungry he is... mind you i couldnt stand not being able to eat/drink from 5:30am-8:30am.

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    I know very little about the Muslim Religion. So, if i may ask, what is the significance of Ramadan? I'm just curious.

    Well whatever it's significance, i wish you a very happy Ramadan.

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    I think the meaning is very similar to the Christian equivalent (my dictionnary says it's named 'Lent' in english). Then again, do you know of any Christian who follows that rule ? ( heck, even eating only fish on fridays isn't followed, so don't expect too much for Lent )

    Umair I'm just surprised. I wanted to do the Ramadan this year to see how it feels, and now you just tell me I missed a day ? Or does it starts on the evening of the 16th for you ? If so I haven't, as I haven't had the time to eat or drink anything today (yes, when I'm busy like I was today, I forget to eat and drink)

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    thanks for the interest

    Ramadan is actually a time for reflection for most muslims, Even though only the physical practices are noticable there is much more to it than just not eating and drinking. It is an absolute avoidance of most earthly pleasures. People don't smoke, drink, swear, lie, hurt other people (Physically or emotionally), have sex, gossip, etc. I have been fasting every year for the last 10 years and I can say without a doubt that I feel more enlightened by the end of it all, because you don't talk as much (if you do your through is dry in no time) you hear what people are saying, you observe what people are doing. I don't want to sound too much like a preacher so i'll end this quickly, personally I enjoy this time very much because I am a bit of a talker. Getting tired from typing bodily fluids drained must stop... LOL

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    Don't you ever get sick from not eating and dehydrated? Wow.

    And Shin Ma, many people fast from meat on Friday during Lent, they also "give something up". For example, chocolate. Most of my family does this every year.
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    Another interesting fact you might not know. In islamic calendar, the day changes when the sun sets. So 1st of Ramadan started on 16th's evening and the 1st fast will be for me from ~5.00 am - ~5.00 pm on 17th November. I am observing fast at the moment.

    aa_memon is certainly right! When the Ramadan is near, I really get happy that I will be able to get rid of some of my actions (that I do not like and are against Islam, ..) for atleast Ramadan and 2 - 3 months that follow it.

    Sometimes you might get dehydrated and feel hungry, but this is the point of observing fast. To control your lust. To feel how the poor feel (and understand their hardships) and restrain yourself from indecencies.

    Shin Ma, if you want to give it a try. You can start fasting from the very next day and keep the fast that you missed 3 days after eid.
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    Re: thanks for the interest

    Originally posted by aa_memon
    Ramadan is actually a time for reflection for most muslims, People don't smoke, drink, swear, lie, hurt other people (Physically or emotionally), have sex, gossip, etc.
    Does this imply that after Ramadan they return to the same earthy practices the took part in before (ie, drinking, smoking, lieing)?

    Hmm - curious.

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    Good luck Umair, hope it is enjoyable for you.
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    Re: Re: thanks for the interest

    Originally posted by easyrew
    Does this imply that after Ramadan they return to the same earthy practices the took part in before (ie, drinking, smoking, lieing?
    well i know about 15 muslims... and yer, they pretty much just flick a switch and there back at the pub, drinking and smoking

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    Well easyrew.. for most people yes. It does happen that people turn back to their old habbits. Some people like me can make it 2 or 3 months more than that (well not always).

    About drinking and illegal sex, they are already declared a crime in Pakistani law. Non-muslims can get drinking permits.
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    Originally posted by Umair.ms
    About drinking and illegal sex, they are already declared a crime in Pakistani law. Non-muslims can get drinking permits.
    sounds a lot like utah
    anyway, i wish you well this ramadan
    (and hope things calm down a bit where you are so you can enjoy it)
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    Originally posted by Umair.ms
    Sometimes you might get dehydrated and feel hungry, but this is the point of observing fast.
    I thought you could drink water, and only water during the day.

    I guess it's also a time to be happy you're not in Antarctica over the winter.

    Anyway, stay safe this Ramadon--good luck and be well.

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    thanx guys!
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