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Ramadan in Summer - Long Hours of Fast

Hello Friends,

This is my first year in Switzerland Zurich, where i am celebrating my Holy month of Ramadan. what i notices here is the nights in summer are very short and therefore the Fast hours are long, almost around 17.5 hours.

I am falling very tired by the time i hit back to home from office.

Can you please suggest me a good diet in the Sahari ( Early morning meal) which will keep me energitic through out the day.

Back home i used to have some Wheat Chapati's , dates and some fruits. but the same diet is not helping me much here.

Will wait for youtr response.

Advance EID mubarak to all my friends.

Swath
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Old 12.08.2011, 21:29
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Have a look for some good foods which have a low GI, which means they have a low glycemic index. They burn slowly so will help you feel full for longer.

I usually eat things with oats in, for example, if I am going for a long time without food.

Try this website: http://www.the-gi-diet.org/lowgifoods/
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Old 12.08.2011, 21:31
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Easy to make recipes to break fast with

I made a similar thread here for iftar...but some people made some suggestions about sehr time as well.

Breakfast =/ break fast
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Re: Ramadan in Summer - Long Hours of Fast

Some suggestions were hmm not very suitable for a Muslim

I really feel for you as it is such a long time. My relatives in South Africa on the other hand, say it is fairly easy for them this year, as it is their winter.
Thinking of you.

What will be the likely date for Eid? (not too long to wait I hope).
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Re: Ramadan in Summer - Long Hours of Fast

The Eid is Insha allah on 30th August 2011. So far Sucessfully completed 12 days. Also Here the Isha starts at around 10:30 and Taravi ends by 12:00 in the midnight. By the time i hit the bed its almost 1:00 am , and again get uo at 3:00 am for Sher... Here in Swiss its seems to be little difficult due to the short night.....

thanks for all your suggestions. Will try some of them and see how it works.
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The Eid is Insha allah on 30th August 2011. So far Sucessfully completed 12 days. Also Here the Isha starts at around 10:30 and Taravi ends by 12:00 in the midnight. By the time i hit the bed its almost 1:00 am , and again get uo at 3:00 am for Sher... Here in Swiss its seems to be little difficult due to the short night.....

thanks for all your suggestions. Will try some of them and see how it works.
It's even worse in Scotland where I'm from
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Re: Ramadan in Summer - Long Hours of Fast

I hope I don't sound facetious, but what happens in the far north where there is little or no nighttime in Summer?

Are there exceptions made, or should Muslims avoid these places during Ramadan?
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I hope I don't sound facetious, but what happens in the far north where there is little or no nighttime in Summer?

Are there exceptions made, or should Muslims avoid these places during Ramadan?
This has already been discussed (by me). There are various Fatwahs for those countries experiencing in excessof 18 hours of light per day. Some say do the Mecca hours (easy, about 12). Some say fast according to the hours of the nearest country with fewer than 18 hours of light per day.
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