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Old 01.08.2011, 21:35
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

For a quick, easy, yummy meal. I cook some chopped, fresh tomatoes in butter with salt and pepper and then add chives and heavy/double cream. Let that simmer and saute some chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic. Serve with the sauce.

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Old 01.08.2011, 21:36
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The sun has set just now..... Bonne appétit Porsch
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Old 01.08.2011, 22:59
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My family in South Africa are having it 'easy' this year as it is winter there and days are short. Hard for you. What do Muslims do in the far Northern countries?
They follow the fasting's schedule of the nearest muslim country
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Old 01.08.2011, 23:01
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No they don't. They fast during daylight hours for that particular country.
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Old 01.08.2011, 23:08
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

Go to a Turkish shop and buy some black olives, cheese and sucuk (spicy sausages) boil some eggs, cut tomatoes and cucumber.

You can also do a nice menemen that you ca eat with bread:

Cut in small pieces onions and peppers, cook them in a pan with a little bit of olive oil. When they are done, pour a bottle of basilico Barilla sauce. Add some olives and/or mushroom. Add some gratin mozzarella cheese on top of it and enjoy!

That is the easy and fast version of when I don't have the time and energy to do it from scratch.

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Old 01.08.2011, 23:11
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No they don't. They fast during daylight hours for that particular country.
No, if the sun is up for 18-24 hours they follow according to a muslim country's schedule.
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Old 01.08.2011, 23:14
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No, if the sun is up for 18-24 hours they follow according to a muslim country's schedule.
I was always told it was the nearest country that has sensible day light hours. Not sure why they'd have to go all the way to a Muslim country
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Old 01.08.2011, 23:17
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http://www.lovehabibi.com/blog/2009/...n-norway-fast/

I found this concerning it.

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In 1982, the Egyptian embassy in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, received a letter from the Iftar House of the Ministry of Justice in Cairo stating that Muslims should fast for a maximum of 16 hours and a half and along similar hours as those Islamic countries of close proximity.
The fast today was what...18 hours long in Switzerland What sort of times do you get in Spain Nil?
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Old 01.08.2011, 23:23
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Beans on toast and an egg!
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Old 01.08.2011, 23:25
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No, if the sun is up for 18-24 hours they follow according to a muslim country's schedule.
Can you support this with a fatwah? I have found various, only looking to the closest point the globe with distinct day and night or following the hours of Macca. The former a la G Mufti of Jerusalem, the latter Sheikh of Al Azhar. I don't really listen to any but those two.

Moreover, using a bit of logic, any talk of "Muslim countries" is tosh, the Umma is to do with Islamic people, not countries.
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Old 02.08.2011, 08:26
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http://www.lovehabibi.com/blog/2009/...n-norway-fast/

I found this concerning it.



The fast today was what...18 hours long in Switzerland What sort of times do you get in Spain Nil?
From 4h49 to 21h15 today!
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Old 02.08.2011, 08:30
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Can you support this with a fatwah? I have found various, only looking to the closest point the globe with distinct day and night or following the hours of Macca. The former a la G Mufti of Jerusalem, the latter Sheikh of Al Azhar. I don't really listen to any but those two.

Moreover, using a bit of logic, any talk of "Muslim countries" is tosh, the Umma is to do with Islamic people, not countries.
Honey I don't make the rules. And I don't have Internet to do a proper research to support anything but what Porsch found support what I thought. When I'll have Internet and a proper computer instead of being on an iPhone I'll look for info since I am very curious about it.
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Can you support this with a fatwah? I have found various, only looking to the closest point the globe with distinct day and night or following the hours of Macca. The former a la G Mufti of Jerusalem, the latter Sheikh of Al Azhar. I don't really listen to any but those two.

Moreover, using a bit of logic, any talk of "Muslim countries" is tosh, the Umma is to do with Islamic people, not countries.
Ok, with my complete lack of research, I am just thinking logically here: When they decided on the fasting rules say 1500 years ago, clocks were not invented yet, or the majority of the "umma" didn't have any way of telling time apart from looking at the sun. So one smart fella said, "hey if we have to fast for half a day, why don't we just use sunrise and sunset as a reference point?". Problem is that the guy didn't live up North (or far down south). So I am just thinking, why are we focused on sunrise/sunset instead of the original intention to fast for roughly half a day (or was that the intention)?

Btw, doesn't "umma" mean community, i.e., Muhammad's group AND the people they lived with in Medina including the other christians, jews and pagan tribes?
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Old 02.08.2011, 09:16
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

I was going to suggest doing pasta - which you can keep the leftovers in the fridge for break-fast. If you want to cook, scrambled eggs with bread (slow carb) before you start fasting in the morning should last you for quite a while.

Other things that are quick and nutritious:

1. chicken noodles:

- all you need is the chicken stock from Migros/Coop (since you are too lazy to cook heehee), a chicken leg, some carrots, potatoes and noodles. Boil the stock, dump chicken and veg in, and noodles last. Season with black pepper and serve. Easy peasy!

2. Omelette with cheese/broccoli and mushrooms:
- fry broccoli and mushrooms in olive oil (butter if you prefer more flavour) till soft.

- Beat 3-4 eggs (seasoned with a bit of salt and black pepper) and add into frying pan. When omelette is setting, add in some of Grumpygrapefruit's cheddar. "cover" up omelette and serve. The cheese will ooze out when you cut. Thats the best part. And it will really fill you up - think fondue. Add slices of bread if you want. Even more filling!

3. Chicken with rice (my student recipe!)

- Season chicken leg in maggie sauce in the day. Let it marinate for a couple of hours.
- Pop chicken in to oven at 200 degrees for 18-20 minutes
- Make white jasmin rice ready in 10 minutes.
- Serve. nom nom nom

4. Chinese stir fry

- Again jasmin rice
- Broad beans, mushrooms (chinese ones if you prefer, but you need to soak them for about 10 minutes in water first to soften them up), bean sprouts - all fried in oyster sauce.
- Serve.

Will post once I've thought of some more. Need to inject caffiene into me eyeballs first!

Lastly, to everyone fasting out there, cant be easy with the long daylight hours. My utmost respect! Wishing you all a holy Ramadan.
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Old 02.08.2011, 10:17
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Think I might try the chicken with rice one this week. Of course this thread is redundant after Saturday when I will have 15 buckets of chicken with me
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

Aw Porsch is your cooking reeally that bad

I could make you some veggie stews, lasagnes and pasta sauces to heat up if you want. Don't know where to get Halal meat so would all be veggie I'm afraid.

At least with the missus away you don't have to worry about the sexual activity bit

I have a muslim friend who lives in Finland. I will ask her what she does about fasting as the night time is pretty short there at the moment.
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

Yesterday I made a wow Ratatouille. Loads of veggies, fed two neighbours and their dogs and me. Can be heated up or frozen.

Red pepper, yellow pepper, garlic, onions, courgette, tomatoes, aubergine.

Your five a day all in one pot!!

And i did something that i have never done before - i just threw the garlic in there skin and all... and a veggie stock cube.

It's better the next day when all the tastes have come together.

You could cook that during the night.
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

Honey, come over I'll feed you good!
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

Try fasting occasionally throughout the year. Get your body more used to it, with the added spiritual bonus.
A few Catholics who believe in the apparitions in the Bosnian town of Medugorge, fast one day (24 hours) per week for world peace.
However they are allowed to fast on bread and water.
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I was remembering those chicken wings the other day
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