Why does Islam discriminate against Northerners?

@urbandekay (18312)
September 12, 2012 6:38am CST
Muslims, during Ramadan must fast during daylight hours. So in the middle east this will be maybe 14 hours or so but in Northern Europe or Russia and Canada it could be almost 24 hours. Are we to believe that Allah wants Northerners to fast longer? Or could it be that Muhammad wasn't informed about day length variance in northern climes? all the best urban
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@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 12
You who said that Urban, the one that always try to be the best, the one that think know everything. Yes, the get iftar after 20 hours (the maximum the I could find online, which is Russia, Finland, etc.) But that only happen in the summer season. While when in the winter, they could get iftar after 6-7 hours. Thats only a half time from my country which always get iftar after arround 14 hours. Try again Urban!! All the best Devilova
@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 12
Islam born in Arab (Asia), so calculation made base on it ..... I think
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
12 Sep 12
that is not true Olleenz , God sent Muhammad to all the people not to Arab only , he was not like Moses and Jesus who sent to the children of Israel only
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@urbandekay (18312)
13 Sep 12
You are also incorrect, although Jesus first mission was only to Jews his later mission was to all and so he commanded his followers all the best urban
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@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
13 Sep 12
but I read that he said : Sent to the lost sheep of the children of Israel
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 12
You who said that Urban, the one that always try to be the best, the one that think know everything. Yes, they get iftar after 20 hours (the maximum that I could find online, which is Russia, Finland, etc.) But that only happen in the summer season. While when in the winter, they could get iftar after 6-7 hours. Thats only a half time from my country which always get iftar after arround 14 hours. Isn't that fair enough? Don't make a judgement like you are a judge. Cause you aren't a judge. All the best Devilova
@urbandekay (18312)
12 Sep 12
So then Northeners would have it easy when Ramadan fell in their winter but hard when it fell in their summer, which is strange; strange that they fast for a different period of time all the best urban
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 12
Strange according to you, not for them. Its also a little bit strange for me watching you, act like you know everything. Ask to them, its weird when they have four season in their country? Its all about faith, not a judgement from someone who didn't like. The one like you who always want to set fire in the apartment with multy religions on it. Don't denied about it. All the best belong to Alloh God Almighty, the one and only. Wassalam.
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
16 Sep 12
Not everywhere 24 hours :p, Yes in Finland Norway and arctic/antarctic areas as they continuously have day or night or someother state, In such cases they have to calculate based on nearest place where the day and night are normal and fast according to it.
@urbandekay (18312)
17 Sep 12
Where does it say in the Quran that it is permitted not to fast from dawn to dusk in northern latitudes but to adjust the period in that way? all the best urban
@JohnRok1 (2051)
12 Sep 12
The Islamic year is shorter than the calendar year, so Ramadan shifts from year to year, so wherever you live, averaged over a 33 Islamic year period, your number of hours of fasting will be the same. However, Muslims who can afford it may vary their Ramadan location from time to time so as to decrease the hours of fasting - indeed, you can gorge yourself 24 hours a day in Antarctica - However, there may be other factors to consider, so perhaps Patagonia, for a holiday location, if you can stand the Welsh, might make a good compromise.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
12 Sep 12
(Note to Alice: I myself am a genuine Taffy and would nominate Robinsons for putting into room 101 - Oops! Are you a Robinson? Sackcloth and ashes if so)
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
12 Sep 12
In northern Russia, and specifically in the city of Murmansk, the holy month of Ramadan coincided this year White Nights where daylight continues for 24 hours Exactly without dark for one minute, forcing fasters for suhoor and the sun is shining the middle of the sky, and the same thing at breakfast time According to testimonies Muslims living in this city, in some years coincides Ramadan with winter and nights long, and then the fasting 2 hours only and then Breakfast, so up fasting hours to 20 hours in full, as defined by Muslim scholars regard for this natural phenomenon in this city outside Arctic Circle. To overcome this problem Islamic Fiqh Academy issued a 2006 fatwa on fasting Polar regions allows the Muslim fasting according to the timing of Mecca, or according to the timing of the nearest country mild climate for them. God said in Quran : " [2.286] Allah charges no soul except to its capacity. For it is what it has earned, and against it what it has gained. In Islam: religion is easy , and not difficult .
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
12 Sep 12
In northern Russia, and specifically in the city of Murmansk, the holy month of Ramadan coincided this year White Nights where daylight continues for 24 hours Exactly without dark for one minute, forcing fasters for suhoor and the sun is shining the middle of the sky, and the same thing at breakfast time According to testimonies Muslims living in this city, in some years coincides Ramadan with winter and nights long, and then the fasting 2 hours only and then Breakfast, so up fasting hours to 20 hours in full, as defined by Muslim scholars regard for this natural phenomenon in this city outside Arctic Circle. To overcome this problem Islamic Fiqh Academy issued a 2006 fatwa on fasting Polar regions allows the Muslim fasting according to the timing of Mecca, or according to the timing of the nearest country mild climate for them. God said in Quran : " [2.286] Allah charges no soul except to its capacity. For it is what it has earned, and against it what it has gained. In Islam: religion is easy .
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
12 Sep 12
In northern Russia, and specifically in the city of Murmansk, the holy month of Ramadan coincided this year White Nights where daylight continues for 24 hours Exactly without dark for one minute, forcing fasters for suhoor and the sun is shining the middle of the sky, and the same thing at breakfast time According to testimonies Muslims living in this city, in some years coincides Ramadan with winter and nights long, and then the fasting 2 hours only and then Breakfast, so up fasting hours to 20 hours in full, as defined by Muslim scholars regard for this natural phenomenon in this city outside Arctic Circle. To overcome this problem Islamic Fiqh Academy issued a 2006 fatwa on fasting Polar regions allows the Muslim fasting according to the timing of Mecca, or according to the timing of the nearest country mild climate for them.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
I don't think there is a discrimination here. They have their own rules on this. Maybe those countries where there is still daylight even during hours that are supposed to be night time, they also observe the hours compared to the daylight hours of the middle east.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
I have no idea, but I think there is a rule for this, or maybe an exemption for the northeners. Wouldn't know though.