Saturday, September 23, 2006

A black and white thing

Ramadan is getting underway this weekend. Although the idea of fasting all day is daunting, you can eat and drink whatever you want once the sun goes down. The Qur’an is really trusting: it says that you can eat through the night “until you can plainly distinguish a white thread from a black thread by the daylight: then keep the fast until night”.

I think I would need a fixed time set for me, to avoid taking advantage of the situation - “No, I still can’t see any difference between the threads. I’ll just have another muffin and give it a few more minutes. Tum de tum...”

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