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Message started by E. on Oct 14th, 2003 at 2:04pm

Title: Leia
Post by E. on Oct 14th, 2003 at 2:04pm
Hi Leia,

Ramadan is near- would you like to tell us what is special at this month in Bangladesh? Maybe there is everything like ever? Id love to lern something new  :-*

E.

Title: Re: Leia
Post by leia on Oct 15th, 2003 at 12:56pm
Hi there!

The month of Ramadan is a when people fast from before the sun rises to the time that the sun sets. It is a Muslim fast and truly tests will power, as you are not allowed to eat or drink anything all day.

Title: Re: Leia
Post by bikerbraid on Oct 15th, 2003 at 3:20pm
I thought that water and tea were allowed during the fast.  Or is that just the "western" adaptation?

Title: maRe: Leia
Post by E. on Oct 15th, 2003 at 3:40pm
I knew what Ramadan is but hoped you could tell me something new ;)
Bikerbraid, this is maybe the western adaption. In Ramadan you are not allowed to eat, drink, smoke or doing something else that could break it between dawn to dusk. Children, old, sick, pregnant, breastfeeding and travelling people have not to fast.

Title: Re: Leia
Post by leia on Oct 16th, 2003 at 1:36am

wrote on Oct 15th, 2003 at 3:20pm:
I thought that water and tea were allowed during the fast. Or is that just the "western" adaptation?


It must be western adaptation. In addition to all that E mentioned, you are also not allowed to lose your temper during this time. It is a true test of will power  :).

Title: Re: Leia
Post by bikerbraid on Oct 16th, 2003 at 11:04am
I understand that sex is not allowed during daylight hours either.  I guess that would be consistent with self-denial during Ramadan.

Title: Re: Leia
Post by leia on Oct 16th, 2003 at 12:14pm
Bikerbraid, you are probably right, though I have never heard of this. I myself am not Muslim, but living here I have seen and learned the traditions of Ramadan (called Ramzan here).

Title: Re: Leia
Post by leia on Oct 26th, 2003 at 4:10pm
Hi everyone!

I just thought I'd post here to let you know... tomorrow was supposed to be the first day of Ramzan, but the moon was not visible so it is going to officially start on Tuesday.

Title: Re: Leia
Post by E. on Oct 27th, 2003 at 9:19am
Hi Leia,


wrote on Oct 26th, 2003 at 4:10pm:
Hi everyone!

I just thought I'd post here to let you know... tomorrow was supposed to be the first day of Ramzan, but the moon was not visible so it is going to officially start on Tuesday.


??? Its such a mess ;D Monday was supposed to be the first day of Ramadan. In Germany they saw the new moon on saturday evening so they began to fast on sunday. In Switzerland the german part fasts since sunday, the french part since today (monday) ??? And Bangladesh fasts since tomorrow ;D
Quite good the christians have the solar calendar ;)

Title: Re: Leia
Post by leia on Oct 27th, 2003 at 2:29pm
LOL that's really funny! E., are you Christian?

Title: Re: Leia
Post by E. on Oct 27th, 2003 at 6:19pm

wrote on Oct 27th, 2003 at 2:29pm:
E., are you Christian?

Yes I am  :) But I usually do not fast before easter.

E.

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