Islamic rules take care of what's possible and what's practical. You can be at the North Pole during the Northern summer time, without having to stay away from food and drink for a continuous period of half a year.
I continue to follow the traditional course,but it doesnt make sense to me.
The revalation about fasting was given to people at a specific geographical location,so how can they apply elswhere.Is it Sunnah to fast extreme lengths in Ramadan?SAW didnt.
Strikes me as sensible to follow Makka fasting times,as this is in accord with Quran and sunnah.
(this includes winter too)
Last edited by alan; 7th August 2012 at 13:15.
Islam isnt for studying,its for living
So if you live in a part of the world that would make your fast in the evening when you sleep would you consider that fasting? The Qur'an says that we must fast and gives us the time frame, but how do you get that it was specific to Makkah? Also, you do realize that Ramadan spanned the solar calendar....there were times it was shorter and other times it was longer...lastly, consider Ramadan in the deserts of Arabia in the middle of summer with little water; how much is that harsher than most anything we can experience today with all the luxuries. So it's actually senseless to follow Makkah's hours.