[lit-ideas] Re: Ask the Ayatollah

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 12:34:49 -0700

Let's not get carried away by the idea of all those hungry Muslims fasting 
during Ramadan.

Yes, they fast during the day (to be precise: from sunrise to sunset.)

Guess what happens precisely at sunset? The mother of all feasts.

And this goes on for thirty days. Ramadan is like 30 Christmas Days, with 30 Christmas dinners. The sale of food goes UP, not down, during Ramadan.

Many Muslims have wondered what is the point of the fasting, if everyone is just going to pig out at night.


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