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Ramadan
06-25-2017, 02:44 PM
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Ramadan
I currently live in the house of a Muslim family in Indonesia and, out of solidarity, observed Ramadan with them. It very quickly resulted in me being awake at night and sleeping during the day.

Though I have certainly won the sympathy of my Indonesian friends I am unsure if my "fasting" was of any value in the eyes of God...
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06-25-2017, 04:18 PM
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RE: Ramadan
(06-25-2017 02:44 PM)Avun Jahei Wrote:  I currently live in the house of a Muslim family in Indonesia and, out of solidarity, observed Ramadan with them. It very quickly resulted in me being awake at night and sleeping during the day.

Though I have certainly won the sympathy of my Indonesian friends I am unsure if my "fasting" was of any value in the eyes of God...

Solidarity with other people is more important than what some god would think imo!

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06-25-2017, 09:32 PM
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As I understand it, respect for others is an important element of Islam. Showing respect for the beliefs and practices of others, as you are doing in fasting for Ramadan, would seem to be in accord with Islam and therefore not wrong.

Any Muslims care to comment?

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06-25-2017, 10:02 PM
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(06-25-2017 09:32 PM)Imprecise Interrupt Wrote:  As I understand it, respect for others is an important element of Islam. Showing respect for the beliefs and practices of others, as you are doing in fasting for Ramadan, would seem to be in accord with Islam and therefore not wrong.

Any Muslims care to comment?

That is correct
Also you can respect the fasting part without you fasting.

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06-26-2017, 12:47 AM
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RE: Ramadan
Well, I was not the only one who slept away most of the fasting time. :-)
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06-26-2017, 01:38 AM
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(06-26-2017 12:47 AM)Avun Jahei Wrote:  Well, I was not the only one who slept away most of the fasting time. :-)

I don't know about the others, for me during Ramadan I slept about 3~4 hours a day. Worked full time, took care of kids after work, and prayed at night. It sounds difficult, but I wish the whole year was Ramadan

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07-28-2017, 06:22 PM
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RE: Ramadan
(06-26-2017 01:38 AM)KAYSER Wrote:  I wish the whole year was Ramadan
Would it be against your beliefs if you treated everyday as such? Devotion of that magnitude is almost certainly pleasing to Allah(pbuh).

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07-29-2017, 12:59 AM
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RE: Ramadan
(07-28-2017 06:22 PM)IMtM Wrote:  
(06-26-2017 01:38 AM)KAYSER Wrote:  I wish the whole year was Ramadan
Would it be against your beliefs if you treated everyday as such? Devotion of that magnitude is almost certainly pleasing to Allah(pbuh).

Ramadan has a unique flavor and unseen blessing that God grants which can not be found in any other month except Ramadan.

But, we try our best to have that connection with God 365.25 days a year

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07-29-2017, 06:22 AM
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(07-29-2017 12:59 AM)KAYSER Wrote:  But, we try our best to have that connection with God 365.25 days a year
Eking in that additional 1/4 of a day is good! Big Grin Thanks for your reply, Kay. Smile

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