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Heddi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-05 05:57 PM
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66. Wow! Good for you for having the fortitude and willpower
Me---if I'm forced to have ANYTHING to do with willpower, I immediately cave in. Like today I had a cholesterol test done and I just had the NEED to eat a whole can of Crisco...I don't know....

A whole month...this is just so...amazing to me. I was going to say "Bizzarre" but that sounds really judgemental and that's not what I'm about. I just really admire you and anyone who could have that willpower for a whole MONTH!!!

and I guess God knows if you're cheating, and I suppose it's just as much a test of your own willpower as much as a test to devotion to God. No cheating with God---when I was little my mom told me that when I was bad, it wasn't just GOd that knew, but Santa---I fear that getting a lump of coal for Christmas was more of a deterrent to bad behaviour than eternal damnation was :) ha ha

I have a book that I've not read in a long time and it was about Christianity, Judiasm, and Islam and just how interconnected they all are, seeing as they're basically branches off of the same tree. I am more of a believer that God appears to us in different ways---to Muslims he appeared as Allah, to Christians as "God", to Asians as "buddah"....even polytheistic beliefs, I feel, are all kind of worshiping the same thing---the sun is a part of God and when the sun rises, what's the difference between thaking God directly for a bright day, and giving that aspect of God (rising sun) a different name for thanks...I don't know if that makes any sense. Probably not. I've been at school all day and not eaten (hey! I'm fasting too!! ha ha) and getting a bit goofy

Thanks so much for all of this information. This has been MOST educational. I always like learning about things from people first-hand instead of just reading about it on an informational website. It's nice to get the personal "feelings" or whatever about it rather than just blah blah text.

Do you eat alot of falafel? I love falafel. I make it like 3x's a week
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  -Ramadan starts in a few days - ask me anything DeposeTheBoyKing  Oct-01-05 01:16 PM   #0 
  - Can you direct me to a good Islamic calendar webpage?  Book Lover   Oct-01-05 01:25 PM   #1 
  - Here are a few links  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 02:23 PM   #6 
     - Many thanks!  Book Lover   Oct-01-05 02:32 PM   #11 
  - I thought you were making dinner.....  WCGreen   Oct-01-05 01:27 PM   #2 
  - Thanks for the reminder, i won't be calling my BIL during the day  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-01-05 01:29 PM   #3 
  - Will you be fasting?  billyskank   Oct-01-05 01:35 PM   #4 
  - Do you and your husband both fast?  flamingyouth   Oct-01-05 01:45 PM   #5 
  - Yes, we do  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 02:26 PM   #7 
     - I didn't know about refraining from hearing angry words  flamingyouth   Oct-01-05 02:32 PM   #10 
     - no what??  hfojvt   Oct-01-05 05:42 PM   #19 
        - No sex during the daylight hours  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 05:56 PM   #20 
           - I had a muslim roommate and when we were roomies  ikojo   Oct-02-05 12:07 PM   #45 
           - Is there a big party at the end?  AllegroRondo   Oct-03-05 04:15 PM   #60 
              - Yes  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-03-05 04:18 PM   #61 
  - Do I get a discount at the Ramadan Inn?  Blue-Jay   Oct-01-05 02:27 PM   #8 
  - LOL  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 02:28 PM   #9 
  - When does it start?  tjdee   Oct-01-05 02:40 PM   #12 
  - Yes, we continue to work and do everything normally  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 02:51 PM   #13 
  - And it's supposed to start on the 4th  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 02:53 PM   #14 
     - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins on the 4th  ikojo   Oct-02-05 12:14 PM   #48 
  - Do you lose weight usually?  TallahasseeGrannie   Oct-01-05 05:13 PM   #15 
  - I usually maintain or maybe lose 1-2 lbs.  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 05:18 PM   #17 
     - Why do you still live in Texas?  sasquatch   Oct-01-05 06:23 PM   #23 
  - Also, do pregnant women fast?  TallahasseeGrannie   Oct-01-05 05:13 PM   #16 
  - Pregnant women shouldn't fast  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 05:24 PM   #18 
  - I've got a question for you. What is a good English translation of  Crazy Guggenheim   Oct-01-05 06:19 PM   #21 
  - Of course there are!  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 06:23 PM   #22 
     - Thank you!!  Crazy Guggenheim   Oct-01-05 06:23 PM   #24 
  - What age do kids start fasting?  LeftyMom   Oct-01-05 06:33 PM   #25 
  - They generally start full-fledged fasting at 12  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 06:45 PM   #27 
  - Did you convert to Islam when you got married?  Midlodemocrat   Oct-01-05 06:39 PM   #26 
  - Yes, I did, but I wasn't forced  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 06:51 PM   #28 
     - I didn't mean to imply you were  Midlodemocrat   Oct-01-05 06:53 PM   #29 
        - No, I didn't think you were implying that at all!  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 07:01 PM   #32 
  - Why do you still live in Texas?  sasquatch   Oct-01-05 06:53 PM   #30 
  - Because my husband loves his job!  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 07:01 PM   #33 
     - What's the Texas bar exam?  sasquatch   Oct-01-05 07:06 PM   #35 
        - Nope - not that simple!  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 07:27 PM   #36 
           - I know that I was being sarcastic and Texas bashing at the same time  sasquatch   Oct-01-05 08:09 PM   #37 
  - im ready, but for two questions  redsoxliberal   Oct-01-05 06:56 PM   #31 
  - Do you mean in general or for Muslims in particular?  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 07:04 PM   #34 
     - I meant during ramadan, as those are always my biggest problems.  redsoxliberal   Oct-01-05 10:38 PM   #38 
        - Are you Muslim?  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-01-05 10:50 PM   #39 
           - yes.  redsoxliberal   Oct-02-05 08:56 AM   #40 
              - Assalam o alaikum!  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-02-05 09:57 AM   #41 
                 - walikum salaam  redsoxliberal   Oct-02-05 12:03 PM   #44 
                 - How are white American born converts treated in  ikojo   Oct-02-05 12:12 PM   #47 
                    - From my experience, white American converts are welcomed  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-02-05 03:19 PM   #50 
  - Nothing to ask, I went through Ramadan in Morocco  kwassa   Oct-02-05 10:55 AM   #42 
  - Breaking the fast is called "Iftar"  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-02-05 11:05 AM   #43 
  - How is the sanctity of your marriage?  ih8thegop   Oct-02-05 12:08 PM   #46 
  - Quite undisturbed!  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-02-05 01:35 PM   #49 
  - A couple of questions:  entanglement   Oct-02-05 03:39 PM   #51 
  - I haven't forsaken any of my liberal ideals  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-02-05 04:34 PM   #52 
  - I greet you with "Eid Mubarak" during the season, yes?  5thGenDemocrat   Oct-02-05 05:23 PM   #53 
  - You say "Ramadan Mubarak" at the start of Ramadan  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-03-05 04:05 PM   #58 
  - Kick for more questions  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-03-05 03:48 PM   #54 
  - Are you allowed to chew gum, smoke cigarettes or drink coffee?  Taverner   Oct-03-05 03:56 PM   #55 
  - No to all  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-03-05 04:01 PM   #56 
     - Wow. Simply wow!  Taverner   Oct-03-05 04:03 PM   #57 
        - You can't even get an injection!  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-03-05 04:07 PM   #59 
           - Wow!! That's pretty rigorous  Heddi   Oct-03-05 05:32 PM   #63 
  - So you can't drink anything? Not even water?  Heddi   Oct-03-05 05:30 PM   #62 
  - No - no secret shower sips!  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-03-05 05:48 PM   #64 
  - Wow! Good for you for having the fortitude and willpower  Heddi   Oct-03-05 05:57 PM   #66 
  - no  redsoxliberal   Oct-03-05 05:49 PM   #65 
     - holy moly! That's a long time  Heddi   Oct-03-05 06:01 PM   #67 
        - I have never heard of your last statement  DeposeTheBoyKing   Oct-03-05 06:11 PM   #68 
        - Thank **you** for your great answers  Heddi   Oct-03-05 09:31 PM   #70 
        - never, ever heard of that last question  redsoxliberal   Oct-03-05 06:17 PM   #69 
           - OH yeah!!!  Heddi   Oct-03-05 09:35 PM   #71 
              - what you mean it's okay to play with girlies?  redsoxliberal   Oct-04-05 12:11 AM   #72 
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