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Ramadan

Discussion in 'Christianity and World Religion' started by Yusuf Evans, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. oi_antz

    oi_antz Opposed to Untruth.

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    I am of Open Brethren faith, where fasting is led by the spirit to strengthen our prayers. I don't know the mechanics, how it works, but when I am told to fast I know I shall not break early.
     
  2. Yusuf Evans

    Yusuf Evans Well-Known Member

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    What sort of fast do you do and for how long?
     
  3. JJWhite

    JJWhite Newbie

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    You know another good thing that comes out of your fast? :) My son is allergic to dairy products, so he can't eat cheese. It's cool how many nice varieties of 'Gibnah siyaami' I can find for him when we visit Egypt. He enjoys that. :)
     
  4. oi_antz

    oi_antz Opposed to Untruth.

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    It varies, usually water is ok and my longest was 7 days water only.
     
  5. Ramy Louis

    Ramy Louis Newbie

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    Yes gibnah siyaami has less fats as I was told, it's healthy, but I can't feel it's taste, I never ate it, despite my family loves it.

    I like Beans or as we call it (Foul) and of course tamea, despite they make tamea from foul but for some reason it tastes different !
    We eat it in fast days and non fast days, In Islamic and Christian occasions.
    Most of Egyptians lives are depending on those two special dishes, maybe it's like potatoes in Irland in former times, the government call them strategic goods,
    And without them; many Egyptians go hungery.
    This food seems odd and tasteless to non Egyptians but for us and for some unkown reason, it attracts us like magic, like bees to honey. :thumbsup:
     
  6. JJWhite

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    Yes, I ate fuul for suhoor today... and almost every day since Ramadan started. :) The protein in it sure keeps a person going. My dad says he sometimes feels likes he's cheating because he eats fuul for suhoor, and so he doesn't get hungry during the fast. My dad is a white American, but he sure LOVES his fuul.
     
  7. razeontherock

    razeontherock Well-Known Member

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    What is fuul? And is it pronounced like fool?
     
  8. JJWhite

    JJWhite Newbie

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    Fava beans.. heh heh

    We call them fuul in Egypt... and, yes, it's pronounced like fool, but I don't know a single person who agrees to spell it that way. :) It's too dear to the Egyptian's heart.

    El-fuul bi-yurabee el-'uqool

    (Fuul makes your brains grow.. is a famous Egytpian saying... BUT when one acts dumb, they do ask him if he ate fuul for breakfast.. ha ha
     
  9. JJWhite

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    My kids just told me this joke. :)

    Two guys got abandoned in the Sahara desert... David and Michael. They walked and walked, and finally came across a mosque in an Oasis.

    David said, 'Let's pretend we're Muslim, so these people will give us something to drink and eat.'

    Michael replied, 'No way! I'm not about to lie about who I am.'

    So, they go inside the mosque and see the Imam. The Imam greets them and asks them their names. David introduces himself as Muhammad, while Michael introduces himself as Michael.

    The Imam then calls out to his assistant, "Go get Michael something to eat and drink."

    He then turns to David and says, 'Ramadan Mubarak!'.
     
  10. Yusuf Evans

    Yusuf Evans Well-Known Member

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    ^_^^_^:amen:
     
  11. Masihi

    Masihi love based faith is truer than fear based faith

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    Isaia 58:5
    "Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one's head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD?"

    Can add: Where men are required to follow the rules of other men such as musaafir, tarawih, iftar parties, zakat? Looking forward to the iftar and not fasting for days in a row which means skipping iftar? Paying charity instead of fasting?

    Mathew 6:16
    "When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full."

    Christian fast can last for days, water only fast. Spiritual connection made with G*d thru Jesus Christ.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010
  12. Supreme

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    Thank you, beautiful pictures! I loved number 7 the most. Did I mention I'm going to Egypt next year? No? Well, I did now!

    Also, when does Ramadan end? I saw two Muslim women today in town, but they were eating crisps. I was puzzled. I didn't think it had ended.
     
  13. JJWhite

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    Women are not to fast while on their mensus, and they make those days up after Ramadan is over. Also, if they were sick or traveling or pregnant or breastfeeding, they would not have to fast and could make it up later.

    There are still about ten more days for Ramadan.

    When are you planning on going to Egypt? I know one very nice boy (my sister's brother-in-law) who would love to show you around there if he's there. He's in London now, actually, for a few months.
     
  14. Supreme

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    I'm not sure whether they were travelling or not, but it's be interesting to know the reason (without meaning to sound nosy).

    Well, it's either Egypt or Greece and Italy. I'd rather go to Egypt, but my mates will decide which it is and when we go. I think I'd like to go in Spring, when it's not baking. I'd love to visit some of the Coptic Orthodox churches there, from what I've seen they're beautiful.

    But I digress!
     
  15. PassionFruit

    PassionFruit I woke up like dis

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  16. JJWhite

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    As you drive, you'll see many mosques and churches side by side there. I saw two that were VEEEEEEEERY tall... mosque with minaret, church with steeple (if that's what you call it)... huge buildings, and my husband said that he heard that they had been competing in height when building them. :)