Short Arctic night a challenge for fasting Muslims

Jul 24, 2012 Full story: Boston.com 26

It's a question facing a small but growing number of Muslims celebrating the holy month of Ramadan on the northern tip of Europe, where the the sun barely dips below the horizon at this time of year.

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“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#1 Jul 24, 2012
Obviously Mo didn't know this problem could exist when he made up this rule.
Articcold

Pittsfield, MA

#2 Jul 24, 2012
Still spewing your hatemongering rantings eh willy

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#3 Jul 24, 2012
Articcold wrote:
Still spewing your hatemongering rantings eh willy
Still spewing your hate mongering trolling eh Tommie.

bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#5 Jul 24, 2012
All ignorant fools and clueless idiots should read the article to find the solution, which can be found within the article:

Edited:

In a few years, Ramadan will begin even closer to the summer solstice in late June, when the sun doesn't set at all.

"We have to use common sense," said Mahmoud Said, 27, who came to Finnish Lapland from Kenya three years ago.

To Said, that means following the fasting hours of the nearest Muslim country: Turkey.

"It involves 14 or 15 hours of fasting which is okay, it's not bad," said Said, who works for a non-governmental organization helping immigrants settle in the area. He estimates there are a little over 100 Muslims in Rovaniemi, mainly from Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.

There is no unanimity on how to deal with the issue, which is becoming more pressing as more Muslim immigrants find their way to sparsely inhabited areas near the Arctic.

In Alaska, the Islamic Community Center of Anchorage, "after consultation with scholars," advises Muslims to follow the fasting hours of Mecca, Islam's holiest city.

The Dublin-based European Council for Fatwa and Research, however, said Muslims need to follow the local sunrise and sunset, even up north.

"The debate on how to do this in the north has been on going on for a few years," said Omar Mustafa, the chairman of the Islamic Association of Sweden. "We fast according to the sun. As long as it is possible to tell dusk from dawn. This applies to 90 percent of Sweden's Muslims."

The few Muslims who live so far north that they are awash in 24-hour daylight should follow the daylight hours the closest city in Sweden where you can tell dawn from dusk, he said, noting that it's permitted to break the fast for health reasons.

She said there is one positive aspect of observing long fasting hours in the Arctic during Ramadan: the cool temperatures.

"Unlike Africa, here in Finland you don't get thirsty often. No matter how long you fast, you don't get the urge for water."
passerby

Welland, Canada

#6 Jul 24, 2012
bmz wrote:
All ignorant fools and clueless idiots should read the article to find the solution, which can be found within the article:
The op is correct, muhammad had no clue about this problem.

How could he. His allah on the other hand.

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#7 Jul 24, 2012
Wilberhum wrote:
Obviously Mo didn't know this problem could exist when he made up this rule.
LOL!

Exactly!

Since: May 08

Germany

#9 Jul 24, 2012
Let them suffer. What are they doing in the Arctic, anyway;(
Khaled

Lake Forest, CA

#11 Jul 24, 2012
Read the Coran ... the answer is in the Coran...
zmb

New York, NY

#12 Jul 24, 2012
bmz wrote:
All ignorant fools and clueless idiots should read the article to find the solution, which can be found within the article:
Edited:
In a few years, Ramadan will begin even closer to the summer solstice in late June, when the sun doesn't set at all.
"We have to use common sense," said Mahmoud Said, 27, who came to Finnish Lapland from Kenya three years ago.
To Said, that means following the fasting hours of the nearest Muslim country: Turkey.
"It involves 14 or 15 hours of fasting which is okay, it's not bad," said Said, who works for a non-governmental organization helping immigrants settle in the area. He estimates there are a little over 100 Muslims in Rovaniemi, mainly from Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.
There is no unanimity on how to deal with the issue, which is becoming more pressing as more Muslim immigrants find their way to sparsely inhabited areas near the Arctic.
In Alaska, the Islamic Community Center of Anchorage, "after consultation with scholars," advises Muslims to follow the fasting hours of Mecca, Islam's holiest city.
The Dublin-based European Council for Fatwa and Research, however, said Muslims need to follow the local sunrise and sunset, even up north.
"The debate on how to do this in the north has been on going on for a few years," said Omar Mustafa, the chairman of the Islamic Association of Sweden. "We fast according to the sun. As long as it is possible to tell dusk from dawn. This applies to 90 percent of Sweden's Muslims."
The few Muslims who live so far north that they are awash in 24-hour daylight should follow the daylight hours the closest city in Sweden where you can tell dawn from dusk, he said, noting that it's permitted to break the fast for health reasons.
She said there is one positive aspect of observing long fasting hours in the Arctic during Ramadan: the cool temperatures.
"Unlike Africa, here in Finland you don't get thirsty often. No matter how long you fast, you don't get the urge for water."
fckface....everything celestial for fckface mohammad falls under the blue dome canopy where the sun actually goes under to res to only prostrate before allah to rise again the next day. did the split moon ended up at the pond outside muis. f. islam. what does the sun go to rest in those long summer months at the poles. did it stop chasing after the moon. f. u. f.muslims. and f. islam.
zmb

New York, NY

#13 Jul 24, 2012
how did that fckface muslim doktor from malaysia fast when he was outside of the blue canopy dome in space.anyone. any of you fckface goon bastard muslims to answer that question what happen when fckface goon bastard mohammad break through the blue dome ( which is why it is on mosques ) go beyond the blue yonder. f. islam
Articcold

Pittsfield, MA

#14 Jul 24, 2012

bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#16 Jul 24, 2012
Articcold wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said bmz.
Thank you, Articcold.

Common sense is one thing which the Bible and Jesus never taught.

bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#17 Jul 24, 2012
Marie-Luise wrote:
Let them suffer. What are they doing in the Arctic, anyway;(
Yes, let them suffer. Why worry?

They are working there. Europe has a serious shortage of workers for tough jobs. The natives shy away from hard work.
passerby

Welland, Canada

#19 Jul 25, 2012
Bottom line muslims are still confused about the length of fasting or day time on and off this planet.

OP is correct
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Jul 25, 2012
passerby wrote:
Bottom line muslims are still confused about the length of fasting or day time on and off this planet.
OP is correct
.
true true, plus don't shake their hands, they get confused also and forget which bare hand they wiped with after their last dump.

“Turn left at pub Number 42”

Since: Dec 08

Homehill,QLD

#21 Jul 25, 2012
passerby wrote:
Bottom line muslims are still confused about the length of fasting or day time on and off this planet.
OP is correct
I wonder if man ever get to mars,what will it be like for the Muslim.

The fasting day will certainly be longer,and praying to Mecca?
Mecca on another planet,rotating and in a different obit to the one the Muslims is on.

Now that's going to be a challenge.

I see a future invention here.
MPS Mecca Positioning System built into every prayer mat
zmb

New York, NY

#22 Jul 25, 2012
Articcold wrote:
explain what fckface.....the sun does not chase the moon when seen from the perspective of a fckface goon bastard muslim beyond the blue dome.....why is there a dome on mosque. what does it signify. f. the filthy lying bastard muslims. f. mohammad for that.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#26 Jul 27, 2012
Filthy muslims do not belong there to begin with. Let them starve.
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Kiev, Ukraine

#27 Jul 28, 2012
Wilberhum wrote:
Obviously Mo didn't know this problem could exist when he made up this rule.
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Articcold

Pittsfield, MA

#28 Jul 28, 2012
Faith wrote:
Filthy muslims do not belong there to begin with. Let them starve.
Soon famine will enter your life, look at the news for food, then remember your own words right back to yourself.
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