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Old 16-05-19, 01:47   #11
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Guys, this thread wasn't intended to be a reservoir of Dogmatic grandstanding. I am well aware of the shortcomings of my faith; Heck, you have to be blind not to see it. Which is why its all the more imperative that more and more young Muslims take an active part in reforming it with a more secular view (as contradictory as it sounds.)

All I wanted to do in this thread was give happy greetings and positive vibes in the month of Ramadan.

That is all .
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Old 16-05-19, 02:16   #12
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Catapharact you're always respectful of other views, speak highly of your wife and have a great sense of humor about everything. Smashing the worst stereotypes while keeping your faith proud is not something everything can do!

May the food you indulge in when fasting is over be the best you've ever tasted

Ramadan Kareem!
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Old 16-05-19, 21:21   #13
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Catapharact you're always respectful of other views, speak highly of your wife and have a great sense of humor about everything. Smashing the worst stereotypes while keeping your faith proud is not something everything can do!

May the food you indulge in when fasting is over be the best you've ever tasted

Ramadan Kareem!
Awwww, now ain't this just wonderful . Thanks a Bunches Harley .
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Old 17-05-19, 01:31   #14
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Awwww, now ain't this just wonderful . Thanks a Bunches Harley .
Just out of curiosity, how and when do you eat?

Googling sunset/sunrise for Toronto, if I'm reading the charts right, you can only eat from about 8:30 at night until a little before 6 in the morning.

So do you eat a big meal in the evening, get up for a snack at 1AM, then get up real early for a big breakfast before the sun pops over the horizon?

Also, I hope you are at least allowed to drink water during the daytime.
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Old 17-05-19, 02:50   #15
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Also, I hope you are at least allowed to drink water during the daytime.
Nop, that's not allowed.
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Old 17-05-19, 05:29   #16
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Nop, that's not allowed.


That could be hazardous to your health.
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Old 17-05-19, 07:43   #17
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Everyone has their own particular ways of getting ready for fasting. I personally only eat in moderation before and after fasting as stuffing down a ton of food isn't going to go easy on your digestive system. Furthermore, it also doesn't agrees with my workout schedule.

I personally find that there are way more... important things to tend to after opening my fast .

But yeah... I eat moderately but drink plenty of fluids.

And no, you don't exactly begin your fast at Sunrise. Technically, you begin it before the Morning Fajar prayers, which usually means getting up at around 4:00 AM (and that changes as the month progresses.)

And yes, you aren't allowed to drink water as well while fasting. HOWEVER, that doesn't means everyone is required to fast. While its true that fasting during the Month of Ramadan is one of the key 7 pillars of Islam, there are exemptions.

- Children 15 and under are exempted.
- Anyone who is ill is exempted.
- Anyone who have conditions (usually related to kidneys) that require daily intake of fluids is exempted.

etc. etc.

The idea is that you aren't supposed to bring long lasting harm to your body by fasting but you shouldn't be making half-assed excuses to get away from fasting either.
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Old 17-05-19, 08:56   #18
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I AM SO THIRSTY. (in need of water; not whatever you're thinking)

I hate waking up early. The wait is longer. :tears:
Welp, 6 hours to go.
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Happy Ramadam Catapharact!

May this period brings you a lot of great vibes from above!
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Maybe the whole "no-water" thing stems from it all springing from a desert culture. If you are stuck in the desert without food, you probably have no water either.

Whereas hungry peasants in Europe might not have any food, but plenty of streams to drink out of. Thus, you must fast during Lent if you are a Catholic, but can still drink water.

And then there's the "only-fish-on-Fridays" thing for Catholics. Maybe because you can always catch fish out of the streams?

Or is that tied to the "loaves and fishes" miracle that Jesus did?

Perhaps Sierra could clear that up.
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