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Ramadan Fast: 15 Hours in UAE; 20 in Germany
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Mohammed El Sadafy

Posted on 06/12/2014 1:25:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway

But only 10 hours in Chile

Ramadan is just around three weeks ahead and again it will include the longest and hottest days in the year. If you are bracing for the Holy month, you should know that you are going to refrain from food and drink for as long as 15 hours.

That is the case in many other Arab countries but not in the distant parts of the world. In the southern hemisphere, where winter has started, the fasting day is as short as 10 hours while in the northern hemisphere, it is as long as 20 hours.

A global Ramadan fasting map released by the Abu Dhabi-based International Astronomy Centre showed the average fasting hours during Ramadan, which starts towards the end of June, are as long as 15 hours in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

In Saudi Arabia and south Yemen, they are around 14 hours while in Iraq, Syria and nearby countries they are between 15.5 and16 hours.

Although they are among the longest fasting hours in history, they remained far below the average fasting hours in the northern hemisphere, according to the report.

It put them at about 17 hours in Turkey, 18 hours in north Italy, 19 hours in central France, and nearly 20 hours in south Germany.

In the opposite part of earth, in Chile, the average fasting hours in Ramadan are as short as 10 hours

Sharjah Police readies Ramadan cannons

In preparation to the Holy month of Ramadan, Sharjah Police have readied 12 Ramadan cannons. They will be operational in various parts of the emirate during the Holy month, said Major-General Hamid Mohammed Hudaidi Commander in Chief of Sharjah Police.

The cannons are fired during Ramadan at sunset to notify that it is time to break the fast.

Maj-Gen Hudaidi said the cannons have been tested to ensure they are working properly and the people assigned to operate them handle them correctly.


TOPICS: Food; Religion; Travel
KEYWORDS: islam; ramadan; season

1 posted on 06/12/2014 1:25:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Does this mean all the fighting in the mideast will stop for a while? LOL


2 posted on 06/12/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
I was wondering the same thing. Maybe the mujahideen get a dispensation. Something to ask at the next ISIS presser.
3 posted on 06/12/2014 1:31:32 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: nickcarraway
If you are bracing for the Holy month, you should know that you are going to refrain from food and drink for as long as 15 hours.

Wow, what a sacrifice.

And can you perverts leave the nubile young boys and goats alone for 15 hours?

Did mohammed (Piss Be Upon Him) refrain from his 8 year old "wife" for 15 hours?

You mohametans make me vomit.

4 posted on 06/12/2014 1:35:48 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: nickcarraway

Just fast for, say around ten months. That’ll solve a lot of problems.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 1:38:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: OldSmaj

6 when married

9 when consummated.

According to the islamic hadiths.

FWIW. Of course, the MSM is afraid of being blown up (perhaps rightfully so) if they ever mentioned the facts of Mad Mo’s “marriage”.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 1:42:09 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Da Coyote

Big Freakin deal I fast from sunset to sunrise 365 days a year.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 1:43:46 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: nickcarraway

My daughter teaches 3rd grade and had a couple Muzzie kids in her class.
Her school is on a new system where they start beginning of August and have more days off during the term.
She said the kids were in tough shape by the end of the day from not eating .


8 posted on 06/12/2014 1:44:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway

I understand that if they can’t handle a fifteen hour fast, avoiding oxygen for thirty minutes will do.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 1:54:58 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: nickcarraway

The guys north of the Arctic Circle are going to go most of a month.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 2:50:03 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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I’m at 96 hours now, but that includes water and coffee (black).

And I’m still alive...LOL.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 4:48:57 PM PDT by BobL
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To: nascarnation

Actually, there are a number of exemptions to the requirement to fast for Ramadan. One of them is for young children.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawm_of_Ramadan#Exceptions


12 posted on 06/12/2014 9:58:41 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined effort today forges tomorrow)
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To: Genoa

So, when is Hussein Obama gonna take his “summer” vacation again?


13 posted on 06/12/2014 10:04:20 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: nickcarraway

I used to see new Mercedes wrapped around bridge abutments during Ramadan when I was in Saudi Arabia during Gulf War I.

Seems the fasting populace were falling asleep due to low blood sugar and unlike Jesus, Allah didn’t take the wheel.

At least that is what I was told.

New pile of cars almost every day.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 6:51:59 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Captain Rhino

Interesting. Not sure how much commonality they have across all their different sects. It just seems crazy to have young children observing that.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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