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Muslims face dilemma of when to observe Ramadan in areas with no dawn or dusk

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  • Ranch Here, UT
    July 26, 2012 6:37 a.m.

    I think I'd have to go with those using the clocks of the nearest Muslim country. I doubt I could survive on that type of starvation schedule.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 26, 2012 6:39 a.m.

    Haven't Moslems or conservative Jews ever heard of the concept of the 'spirit of the law'?

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    cjb: "Haven't Moslems or conservative Jews ever heard of the concept of the 'spirit of the law'?"

    Isn't that what the "nearest Muslim country" compromise is doing, observing the spirit of the law rather than rigidly conforming to the local schedule?

    Pity the poor observant Muslim on an Arctic expedition. That would require true dedication to the faith. At the Antarctic, though, endless smorgasbord!

    It's a wonder they all don't vacation in Capetown.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    July 27, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    I am stumped. I really don't care if they celebrate it on the moon.