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post Oct 2 2006, 01:48 PM
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One of the things I love about my current town is it's multiculturalism. We have people from all over the world trying to chase the allmighty dollar.
A co-worker is devout muslim and takes prayer breaks within the day. He is currently observing one of the more important holy times. It seems similar to lent. Unlike the modern Christian lent though it's not something he shrugs off as "Meh, didn't manage it so meh."

Anyone celebrating this?
Anyone, and it won't be hard to, know more about this occasion than a recovering catholic?

Apparently charity work is also very important at this time. It isn't just about the fasting in daylight hours. Most important my friend tells me it's all about the praising / serving of God.

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post Oct 2 2006, 09:01 PM
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We have a lot of kids at the school I teach at observing Ramadan. They are quite zealous at this time of year. Normally they are muslims because they are from pakistan but over ramadan you see that they are muslims because they believe in Allah and the teachings of the koran. We do our best to make school less of a burden for them during ramadan plus we have at least two teachers fasting at the mo

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post Oct 2 2006, 09:11 PM
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I'm not fasting for Ramadan but today I am fasting for Day of Atonement today. I fasted yesterday aswell because of some odd family tradition where you fast on the day before Day of Atonement too. I don't know why, but you just do. It's my first time fasting since by now I should have had a Bat Mitzvah but we have decided it is far too much trouble. So much for being religious. *rolls eyes*

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