1. At the Revolution
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    Is killing me. I don't think I can make it; I've barely made it one weekend.
  2. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    24 Aug '09 01:18
    Originally posted by scherzo
    Is killing me. I don't think I can make it; I've barely made it one weekend.
    What do you have to do? (Or not do?)
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    24 Aug '09 02:00
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    What do you have to do? (Or not do?)
    he is supposed to fast between the hours of sunrise and sunset.
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    24 Aug '09 02:17
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    he is supposed to fast between the hours of sunrise and sunset.
    Heck, I couldn't make 5 hours! Does god want you in a coma? Are there no exceptions for the young, old, and/or weak?
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    24 Aug '09 02:34
    Originally posted by TerrierJack
    Heck, I couldn't make 5 hours! Does god want you in a coma? Are there no exceptions for the young, old, and/or weak?
    i really should let Sherzo answer, but yes there are dispensations.
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    The young man I work with is fasting now! Of course he is a Muslim.









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  7. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    24 Aug '09 04:21
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    he is supposed to fast between the hours of sunrise and sunset.
    What if you live near one of the poles and get really long days? (or nights?)
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    24 Aug '09 10:04
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    What if you live near one of the poles and get really long days? (or nights?)
    then depending upon when it falls you either get an easy life (long nights), or you will have a real rough ride (long days). in Scotland we have this phenomena. in summer it is light up until eleven o'clock at night, in winter it becomes really dark at 3.30 in the afternoon.

    this is one of the aspects of Islam in that it reflects in its Holy books and practises , Arabic culture with an Arabic vision. Some claim that its tenets are universal, but i don't think that it is so simple.
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    24 Aug '09 10:22
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    What if you live near one of the poles and get really long days? (or nights?)
    They may use the sunrise/fall hours of Mecca?
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    24 Aug '09 16:46
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    What do you have to do? (Or not do?)
    better question is, What exactly do you achive? whats the point?
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    24 Aug '09 16:50
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    better question is, What exactly do you achive? whats the point?
    The same question could be asked of the fasting over Lent.
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    24 Aug '09 16:55
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    better question is, What exactly do you achive? whats the point?
    it cleanses persons of in toxins that may have built up over time, it lets them feel what it is like to be hungry thus fomenting charity, it fulfils a religious vow.
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    24 Aug '09 17:04
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    it cleanses persons of in toxins that may have built up over time, it lets them feel what it is like to be hungry thus fomenting charity, it fulfils a religious vow.
    its a great practice for people of all faiths for those very reasons. I have fasted as long as 5 days without solid food ( I drank 4 meal replacement drinks a day). it puts yer blessings in perspective for sure.
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    24 Aug '09 17:14
    Originally posted by duecer
    its a great practice for people of all faiths for those very reasons. I have fasted as long as 5 days without solid food ( I drank 4 meal replacement drinks a day). it puts yer blessings in perspective for sure.
    Yeah I have read much different literature about fasting, and read many positive, cleansing type things about it. I'm sure it couldn't hurt for the spiritual aspirant.
    Its not for me though.
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    24 Aug '09 17:16
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Yeah I have read much different literature about fasting, and read many positive, cleansing type things about it. I'm sure it couldn't hurt for the spiritual aspirant.
    Its not for me though.
    many people, due to health reasons, will skip a meal at mid-day and use that time for reflection or meditation instead.
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