Eid Mubarak! / !عيد مبارك

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Re: Eid Mubarak! / !عيد مبارك

Postby Dragonmaster Lou » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:44 am

Kizyr wrote:
Dragonmaster Lou wrote:Hope you had a very happy Eid. I can't help but feel sorry for any Muslims living anywhere north of the Arctic Circle this year though...
I kid, I kid...

Oh that is tough actually, but Muslims that far North don't fast on a purely daylight-based schedule. There are various fatawa (plural of fatwa, which means religious opinion) on the subject -- the most commonly-followed ones are that once the daylight hours go above 20/day (or some other high level), you can either follow the schedule of the closest city due South that has enough daylight or follow the schedule in Mecca. Fasting isn't meant to be a hardship, so after the first 2-3 days it should be possible to acclimate regardless of where you are, hence the exceptions.


Yeah, I figured there would be something along those lines. I think I remember hearing a story where an English diplomat was talking to a Saudi religious leader about that situation and said leader said, "Well, we'll just split the day into 12 hours of fasting and 12 hours of non-fasting." Following the schedule in Mecca also makes a lot of logical sense to me, for some reason.
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Postby Alunissage » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:34 pm

I love learning this stuff. :)

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Re: Eid Mubarak! / !عيد مبارك

Postby Kizyr » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:51 pm

Ack! I totally forgot to post this last week!

Last Thursday was Eid-ul-Adha (also called Korbani/Qurbani Eid, or Bakr Eid). I was back in Nashville with my family this past week to celebrate.

So, once again, Eid Mubarak everyone! ...this is also the last major holiday until next year. KF

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Re: Eid Mubarak! / !عيد مبارك

Postby Kizyr » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:01 am

And we're back! Another Ramadan is come and gone. Eid Mubarak everybody! KF

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Postby Sonic# » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:50 pm

Eid Mubarak! I've been traveling the past couple of weeks, but I did remember the end of Ramadan. :)
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Postby Kizyr » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:25 pm

Another year, another Ramadan, and another Eid. Eid Mubarak everyone! KF

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Postby Sonic# » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:20 pm

It's interesting to see how Ramadan traverses the calendar based on posting time. I'm traveling in the UK right now, and today I saw a gathering today marking this occasion. Eid Mubarak!
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Re: Eid Mubarak! / !عيد مبارك

Postby Kizyr » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:32 pm

Eid Mubarak! Today is Eid-ul-Adha, also known as Qurbani Eid or Bakr Eid. It marks the end of the hajj period -- I know just a couple people who went to hajj this year though. KF


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