Ramadan

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Ramadan

Post by HEPZIBAH »

The time of Ramadan is almost here.
How, if at all, does this affect your daily life whilst living in Luxor?
Those of you who have converted to Islam, do you follow the fast? If so, do you find it easier to adjust to the fast discipline over the years or has it become harder?


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Re: Ramadan

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Affects Me ? only in my pocket.

I lay in twice the amount of wine & beer.
I buy 6 boxes of Chocolates twice, from 'posh' La Vouche the beginning and at the end of Ramadan.
I placate all my immediate neighbours, who think I'm just that nice weirdo 'hawadga,
who will happily have a knife fight with 'magnoon mahmoud next door,
whilst giving him and his family a box of 50le chocolates every Ramadan.

I love the peace and quite during Ramadan in the day-time.
Most of my mates abstain during Ramadan, which is a bonus.

And all in all...... 'it makes me contemplate just......How 'godawful lucky I am to have been born that
nonentity religion the Church of England. 'gawd bless mrs queen....8)





Ps: I love religion of all colours, creeds & denominations. Lets face it, religion Kills more people than just plain greed..
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Re: Ramadan

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Like Who I relish the quiet of the days during Ramadan, I have noticed during the past few years though that less people are keeping the fast. Speaking to a friend last night I asked if he would be fasting and he said only on alternate days since he had to travel rather a long way to his work every other day.
My furnuss is up and cleaned ready to be switched on, difference in my life, I will endeavor not to drink water in the street as I usually do. My water bottle will be hidden and I will find a quiet alley way for a quick swig whilst I am out. Food I can do without and cigarettes but not water.
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Re: Ramadan

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Many of the Saudi people here have returned to Saudi Arabia as we're into the LONG days of summer. It means they're fasting from 3:30am to 11pm which makes for a super LONG day and also makes it nearly impossible. Some that have stayed here do it but IMO it is really hard. Last summer my gf who was pregnant (5 - 6 months) held the fast and ended up with gestational diabetes but ? She was not about to not fast.

I have no idea how those who are even further north manage as they're into 24 hrs/day sunlight now. Not sure what schedule they follow.
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Re: Ramadan

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It's Hot! but I'm staying cool......
It's nice and quite round here everyone's asleep.

During this quite period I have turned a lawn sprinkler into a street sprinkler. They approve.
Went down to my corniche/come jetty, it's covered in 6 inches of Nile water the canal is in flood.

A fag (cigarette) a glass of chilled Obelisk and with my feet in 6" of Nile water.
Ahmed the fisherman just arrived to take out his boat, I used to watch his father do the same.

The South African Swallows use the Fedliya canal as a motorway on their way North,
it's a hive of aerobatics whilst their drinking on the wing.
The black & white Kingfishers never stop their 'Stuka dives for food & the rest of the flora & fauna never cease to amaze.

As my camera is broken I shall take this laptop down to see if I can snap a picture. ttfn... 8)
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Re: Ramadan

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Oh Yes he's back now!.................

So, it worked well a couple of laptop pictures and a very nice balloon picture oh! and a 'wet bum.... 8)
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Ps: The laptop pictures are reversed.
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