When they start demanding you, the non-Muslim, to not eat and drink during ramadan, then you can bet that your society is seriously screwed. KGS

Heat wave challenges Muslims as Ramadan nears its end

By Karen Brooks
AUSTIN, Texas | Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:56am EDT
(Reuters) – When Shareef Ghaly is hammering nails into window frames under a scorching sun in the midst of a historic Texas heat wave, he’s doing it for his career.

And Harvard linebacker Zakareya Aossey practices in the heat with no complaints, all for love of the game.

But a stronger conviction leads these two Muslims to suffer through it with no water or food as they near the end of the holy month of Ramadan in one of the hottest U.S. summers on record, when the days stretch past 13 hours and regularly top 100 degrees.

“If this continues, I’m going to have to move somewhere cooler,” said a chuckling Ghaly, who owns Diamondback Renovations and Painting in Austin.

The Muslim month of fasting, a time for believers to atone for sins, refocus their faith and get closer to God, ends next week. Millions of Muslims across the world abstain from food and drink during the daylight hours as ordered by their faith.

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2 Responses

  1. Collossians 2 has the answer to allah’s ever-increasing demands:

    20If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances, 21″Don’t handle, nor taste, nor touch” 22(all of which perish with use), according to the precepts and doctrines of men? 23Which things indeed appear like wisdom in self-imposed worship, and humility, and severity to the body; but aren’t of any value against the indulgence of the flesh.

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