Depending on the individual according to their beliefs.manfred wrote:SAM, that was the stock answer, something both you and I know anyway. In reality, Muslims even in Glasgow, where the window for eating and sleeping is yet another hours or so shorter in the summer, very few Muslims would rely on fatwas. Why not?
Fatwa ...a ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority.Because the Qur'an and Mohammed were silent on that question. If fasting is "prescribed" by Allah, no less, why would he need help from some Egyptian clerics?
Muslims already practice fasting since 1400 years ago, is nothing new about it. None of thousands or millions of Muslims who have died because of fasting.My question was not for the stock answer, but this: why cannot fasting be regulated simply using the time by ALL Muslims? And why should it matter that all do the exact same thing? The answer to that is because Mohammed did not have a watch. And because of that simple thing, like every year, there will be some 50 to 100 Muslims who die during Ramadan in the UK.
That's none of my (Muslims) business..In Judaism there is only one fasting day. In Christianity there are 40, but it is up to the individual how to use them, and you should not even tell anyone what you have decided.
Muslims already practice fasting since 1400 years ago, is nothing new about it.
None of thousands or millions of Muslims who have died because of fasting.
It happened last year Thursday 2 July 2015...manfred wrote:Muslims already practice fasting since 1400 years ago, is nothing new about it.
Muslims in high latitudes is new.None of thousands or millions of Muslims who have died because of fasting.
That is bending causality somewhat. Have a look what went in Pakistan during last year's Ramadan...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 60322.html
So when people drop dead from heatstroke and dehydration during Ramadan, what caused that, do you think? If it is nothing to do with fasting, why did the clerics say to stop fasting?
BTW, it is only a week, and in our little country so far we had 8 deaths caused by Ramadan practices, all women.
In Iraq, there were 49 people dead so far, not counting those who were murdered by other Muslims.
That may not sound like much to you. To me one dead over this is one too many.
As other have shown, the Ramadan ritual does little to make Muslims calm and peaceful, in fact every single year violence increases in that period.
They died because of the heatwave. Did you ever go the Middle East or North Africa ... the weather there is more heatwave than Pakistan...
SAM wrote:I have ever been to Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain and Egypt a long time ago. I believe you know nothing about weather there.
Heat waves happen anywhere..
The 2003 heat wave in Europe killed about 80,000 people.... Did they die because of fasting.
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