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(bismillah)

(salam)

 

How are you all?

 

Receiving some infos and looking around, I found out that the more north you go the longer the day lasts.

 

http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=187&month=6&year=2014&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1 Norway, Oslo. 18hrs of fasting + breaking fast later, like shias do, so you can say 19hrs or more. Becouse northern the sun takes longer to set.

 

 

http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=151&month=6&year=2014&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1 Saudi Arabia, Makka. 13hrs of fasting + a bit more because of the redness to disappear, but i guess it doesnt take long, becouse the closer you are to the equator, the day is shorter and sun sets faster.

 

http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=236&month=6&year=2014&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1 Singapore. 12hrs of fasting and a quick disappearence of redness. Very, very close to the equator.

 

Here where I live, Serbia, after the official sunset time, i wait about 30+ mins for the redness to disappear. Well, I dont know exact time for maghrib but I follow the time at najaf.org. 

 

What is the difference betwen muslims who have to fast 18hrs and those who have to fast 13hrs and 12hrs. Well, you sleep some time, we dont fast all the hours. 

 

Oslo, Norway. Considering late fast breaking, 28th June 2014. Official sunset time is 22:43 + lets say 1hr for the redness. We got 23:43, the time for Maghrib. Official sunrise time is 03:57, and the dawn is earlier and so the fajr. Proximately, they got 4hrs or less to eat, digest the food after maghrib and then again get ready for suhur. All this in 4hrs...

 

Makka, Saudi Arabia. 28th June 2014. Official sunset time is 19:07 + lets say 10m for redness, someone corrects me if I am far from this, I dont know a lot about the redness for Makka, but I guess it is something like this. Proximately. So lets say 19:15 or 19:20 for Maghrib. Correct me if I am wrong about the times but its all proximately. Official sunset time is 05:41, dawn is not much earlier like the northern part of the earth so fajr is not much earlier than 05:41. Correct me... So almost 10hrs of free time. to eat, digest and suhur and so on.

 

Singapore, even less time to fast and more free time.

 

So, those who live closer to the equator got a shorter fasting time, while those northern got a longer fasting time. 12 13hrs is not much minus sleeping so its really a short fast. If I were to fast while in Makka, that would be short, if I was to fast in Oslo, that would be long and difficult. We got the same Ramadan, but not the same fasting. Are the ones who can fast all days in ramadan in Makka, and the ones who cant fast all days of Ramada in Oslo the same? Or, how can the ones who got it easily and the ones who got it difficult to have an even fast? Why do the ones closer to equator got advantage over the others. is it fair?

Can someone be a good muslim if he can't fast in such long times in Oslo, while the one in Makkah or closer to equator can fast without any problems? 
Ramadan is a stress for those who live northern while, 19hrs of fasting is just... while down there closer to equator they got 12hrs 13hrs of fasting. Lot easier and not a stress. Or we should all move closer to equator in Ramadan? So, the problem is, Ramadan is not the same for all, some can handle it easily and some can handle it more difficutly. My text is not just who got it easily and who not, even if I wrote a lot about it, but I am just wondering, Ramadan is not the same for all. Such a long text I lost my point. 

 

Anyway, I hope you will understand what I mean, or not...

 

 

 

 

 

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The reward is relative. The more difficult the fast, the more reward for the person. So the people in the northern countries could see it as a blessing rather than a difficulty. Also I have heard that people living in the West get twice the reward for their deeds as to compared to those people who live in Muslim countries - probably due to the environment they live in. 

 

Also, Allah does not impose a duty on a soul, but to the extent of it's ability. So it's all good.........

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The reward is relative. The more difficult the fast, the more reward for the person. So the people in the northern countries could see it as a blessing rather than a difficulty. Also I have heard that people living in the West get twice the reward for their deeds as to compared to those people who live in Muslim countries - probably due to the environment they live in. 

 

Also, Allah does not impose a duty on a soul, but to the extent of it's ability. So it's all good.........

 

I do agree on the fact about reward, but what about health?

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Asalam Alykum,

 

I think you also need to consider that countries with less fasting times have oppression wide spread and in most cases have bombings and killings all the time while countries where the problems are parking tickets and weather being wet most times have to fast longer. Perhaps if you compare everything together, we should compare thoroughly :). Health is elementary my dear Watson in this situation. Did I mention the amount of heat in the countries where fasting time is less? Here in the UK its about 12 degrees. Ideal for a lovely walk across Virginia Waters in Surrey. I mean think about it logically. Its not really fair if we sit in such lovely countries where not having a job does not mean being homeless while in other countries things are often opposite.

 

Ma'Salam.

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Salam omer,

Everyone gets the same reward for fasting,its not about how many hours I or you fast,it's all fasting. People that have less hours are in a very hot place and we cant compare our heat to theirs. You can move to another country that has less time until ramdan finishs. If you feel like you cant do it after trying it out for a couple of days then,you will have to pay money to feed a person,and you will probably need to fast it,when you can.

I know its long hours,and if you work from 9-6 pm you be very tried..

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