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Faiths of the World Unite! Dr. Pasha Issues Call for Joint Celebration of World Day of Fasting 2010/Ramadan 1431

DR.PASHA | August 19, 2010 | Section: Articles | 1669 reads


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World Day of Fasting 2010: Ramadan 1431 – The How-To Part

 

But the question is: How do we do it?

Muslims generally know these things – the routine procedures of fasting I mean – because fasting during the month of Ramadan has been so much a part of their culture and tradition for so long. And starting right at childhood.

But how about non-Muslims – close to 5,000,000,000 of them that we are inviting to come and join their 1,500,000,000 Muslim compatriots of the world in fasting together on this 2010 World Day of Fasting, coinciding with 1431 Ramadan? What are they supposed to do? And how are they supposed to do it?

Here are some ideas to help the non-Muslims of the world on how best they could go about observing the World Day of Fasting.

So, let us start out by posting here the flyer we created for the occasion. I shall then follow that up with some comments and specific pointers.

 

The Flyer

People Cooperating for a Common Culture!

World Day of Fasting 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010/Ramadan 26, 1431

“Come, let us join hands and see what we have in common,” says the Qur’an.

Read-the-Qur’an Committee & Dr. Pasha Center for Culture & Community Service invite the world’s 5,000,000,000 plus non-Muslim men and women of all faiths, nationalities, cultures and races to join their 1,500,000,000 Muslim brothers and sisters around the world in a World Day of Fasting on Sunday, September 5, 2010/Ramadan 26, 1431.

Here is how:

  1. Wake up a couple of hours before sunrise.
  2. Bathe, shower or wash up.
  3. Have a hearty breakfast. Stop eating at least an hour before sunrise.
  4. Make the intention to fast and that you were doing it purely for God and for no one else.
  5. Eat and drink nothing the entire day – till you break your fast at sunset.
  6. But if you feel ill or overly weak in any way, break the fast immediately.
  7. Watch your blood pressure and other vital signs as you need to. For, Islam is all about being safe and healthy.
  8. Stay away from all things you know to be bad.
  9. Try to do whatever you believe to be good.
  10. Be extra nice, sweet, loving, generous, kind and compassionate to your family.
  11. And to your friends and neighbors.
  12. And to everyone else whether you know them or not.
  13. Stay away from alcohol the whole day.
  14. Stay away from smoking the whole day.
  15. Stay away from sex with your spouse (I am saying spouse because sex outside marriage is an absolute no-no in Islam) during the fast – from before dawn to sunset. After sunset, you can be intimate with your wife or husband again.
  16. Promptly at sunset break the fast, preferably by eating one or three or five dates. But if you don’t have dates, just drink some water and give some time before you launch full-force into the feast on the table.
  17. Worship God Almighty for about 30 minutes – don’t think of anyone or anything, but only and purely of God Almighty, the one and only.
  18. Have a light supper. Eat and drink in moderation. Do so always, for, it is good for you. And moderation is what Islam is all about.
  19. Pray to God Almighty to bless you and your family and friends.
  20. And your neighborhood, community, society and the whole world.

Let us all come together to celebrate World Day of Fasting 2010! Ramadan 1431!

Let us create a new common culture of peace, love and hope for humanity!

End of Flyer

 

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