19 September, 2020

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Muslims, Ramadan, Sunrise And Sunset

The Economist explains:  How do Muslims observe Ramadan in places where the sun does not set?

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins at the sighting of the new moon in the ninth month of the lunar calendar. During Ramadan (which starts on July 9th this year) observant Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset. Because it follows the lunar calendar, Ramadan shifts by 11 days a year in relation to the Gregorian calendar. In some places, like Saudi Arabia, that makes little difference to the number of hours a day Muslims must fast. But what happens in northern countries where there can be up to 24 hours of darkness or light, depending on the time of year? What about in Antarctica, where periods of continuous daylight and continuous darkness last several months? How do Muslims observe Ramadan in places where the sun does not set?

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    Biggest Terrorists is the ALLAH of Koran : Ex-Muslim (President of Islamic Youth Organization, Palestine).
    He is one of the young founder of Hamas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHF-aqszO7Y

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      A STUPID IDIOT MAKING AN ABSOLUTELY IRRELEVANT COMMENT TO THE SUBJECT UNDER DISCUSSION.

      FEEL FREE TO INSULT ALLAH AND CONTINUE TO REAP THE REWARDS,COMING
      AS DIVINE RETRIBUTION, WHICH YOU CALL NATURAL DISASTERS AND OF COURSE BLAME THE MET. MEN AND THE DONKEY OF A MINISTER OF A MINISTRY
      APPROPRIATELY CALLED DISASTER MANAGEMENT.

      TAKE COUNT OF LIVES LOST. PEOPLE DISPLACED AND BILLIONS OF RUPEES
      DAMAGE TO INFRASTRUCTURE.

      NOT TO WORRY M A H A S E N IS YET TO COME.

      SUBHA ANAGATHEYAK

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    HE WAS CHRIISTIAN OR JEW , .. halo WEDDAA …… MODA and extremist BAUDHAYAA LIKE YOU CALLED AS PAYYALAA in SRI LANKA, WIL SHOW ONLY THESE TYPE OF VIDEOS AND STORIES TO INSULT ISLAAM ….
    NO ANY INTELLECTUAL , LOGICAL PROOF TO DEFEAT ISLAAM.

    MR. THAMBIA , ( ITS MEAN ” MALLI ” – you know that so baudha sinhalese are AYYALA TO MUSLIMS, BUT bicos of you wedda people called not AYYALA but PAYYA , PAAYALA ( utmost mocking phrase )

    And muslims call all respectful , learned budhist sinkale people as AYYALA……. now you will feel the taste.. arent you ??

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPPBQEy2SA

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      ABSOLUTELY STUPID COMMENT.

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    This seems like a slick of CT to tickle the Sinhala/Tamil tirade.

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