Happy Ramadan, Kus Omacs ^____^

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Re: Happy Ramadan, Kus Omacs ^____^

Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:09 PM

i've never even been outside of the united states of america.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:10 PM

Hey KYA, where did you get that quote from?
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Re: Happy Ramadan, Kus Omacs ^____^

Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:28 PM

Here's a place that said it: http://www.bbc.co.uk...h_feature.shtml

Here's another: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan

Reference 3: http://www.holidays.net/ramadan/


Assuming an individual paid attention during 8th grade world history class, it's common knoweldge.

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Re: Happy Ramadan, Kus Omacs ^____^

Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:34 PM

View PostKYA, on 21 Aug, 2009 - 08:28 PM, said:

Here's a place that said it: http://www.bbc.co.uk...h_feature.shtml

Here's another: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan

Reference 3: http://www.holidays.net/ramadan/


Assuming an individual paid attention during 8th grade world history class, it's common knoweldge.


Sure, sure, I know about Ramadan, don't worry.. But that exact quote was from link number 2, right?
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Re: Happy Ramadan, Kus Omacs ^____^

Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:03 PM

Which came from #1, yes. Wikipedia is bad, I know. :P

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:15 PM

It's called Ramzan here. Don't know much about it except the fact that we'll have a holiday for the ending of this.

Happy Ramdan/Ramzan! :)

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:44 PM

That time already? I didn't even notice the new moon. Happy Ramadan!

Fun holiday fact. Ramadan predates Islam and was a winter observance. Islam has a lunar calendar. Most lunar calendars allow for a ten day solar drift with the occasional leap moon; Chinese and Hebrew calendars follow the same cycle. However, the Quran states that a year "has been twelve months by Allah's ordinance since the day He created the heavens and the earth..." and warns against messing with that. As such, all Islamic holidays have a 60 year drift.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:29 PM

On the 1st day of Ramadan my true love gave to me...
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Re: Happy Ramadan, Kus Omacs ^____^

Posted 21 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 21 Aug, 2009 - 07:29 PM, said:

On the 1st day of Ramadan my true love gave to me...


A cat.

Muhammad had a soft spot for kitties, which I find endearing. He was particularly fond of one name Muezza, I believe.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 07:12 PM

Am I going insane? Didn't Nykc have a post here a few minutes ago? I didn't understand it, but it was here...?
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 07:29 PM

Gah, I think I insulted him on facebook :( I didn't mean it. I was teasing about how Muslims and Jews have holidays every other day it seems :P but he thinks I sounded racist. *cries* :sad2: He knows I'm not....
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:08 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 21 Aug, 2009 - 08:29 PM, said:

Gah, I think I insulted him on facebook :( I didn't mean it. I was teasing about how Muslims and Jews have holidays every other day it seems :P but he thinks I sounded racist. *cries* :sad2: He knows I'm not....


I grew up in Florida. Huge Jewish community; I was a token non Jew. :P In school, we got all those Jewish holidays off. I was considerably bummed when I moved and found out it was a local phenomena.

It should be noted that Medieval Catholics had just as many, if not more, observances. Vespers observed daily, but also prayers of hours for monastic orders, very similar to modern day Islam. Every day had a list of saints to be honored. Depending on the local station of the saint, holiday activities could happen; Michaelmas was big. The are at least a dozen "Holy Days of Obligation". The simple fact is, modern Christianity has lost the bulk of it's ritual, where others have maintained such traditions.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:16 PM

View PostKYA, on 21 Aug, 2009 - 09:12 PM, said:

Am I going insane? Didn't Nykc have a post here a few minutes ago? I didn't understand it, but it was here...?


Yeah, I think you are. I saw no such post. :P
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 01:39 AM

View Postbaavgai, on 21 Aug, 2009 - 04:44 PM, said:

That time already? I didn't even notice the new moon. Happy Ramadan!

Fun holiday fact. Ramadan predates Islam and was a winter observance. Islam has a lunar calendar. Most lunar calendars allow for a ten day solar drift with the occasional leap moon; Chinese and Hebrew calendars follow the same cycle. However, the Quran states that a year "has been twelve months by Allah's ordinance since the day He created the heavens and the earth..." and warns against messing with that. As such, all Islamic holidays have a 60 year drift.


dude how do you know all that stuff :P
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 02:12 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 21 Aug, 2009 - 06:29 PM, said:

Gah, I think I insulted him on facebook :( I didn't mean it. I was teasing about how Muslims and Jews have holidays every other day it seems :P but he thinks I sounded racist. *cries* :sad2: He knows I'm not....


you're not..you just have to watch your damn mouth sometimes :P
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