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To all TC members \"Hayırlı Ramazanlar\"
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10.       tunci
7149 posts
 10 Aug 2011 Wed 06:05 pm

Common misconceptions about fasting

                  ORUÇ HAKKINDA YANLIŞ BİLİNENLER

Leading scholars of Islam say the following acts are permissible for those fasting and do not nullify one’s fast

 

pouring water over the body and submerging the body in water; applying eye drops or anything else to the eyes; rinsing, gargling or applying topical treatment to the mouth (as long as one avoids swallowing any material that may reach the throat); injections, whether subcutaneous, intra-muscular or intravenous (with the exception of those used for the purpose of nutrition); anesthetics, so long as they do not supply nutrition to the patient; the drilling of teeth (prior to a filling); the extraction or polishing of teeth; and using a miswak (a tooth-cleaning twig) or a toothbrush, so long as one does not swallow any material that reaches the throat.

 



Edited (8/10/2011) by tunci

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11.       tunci
7149 posts
 10 Aug 2011 Wed 06:12 pm

1.5-kilometer iftar table hosts 100,000 in Ümraniye

08 August 2011, Monday / TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL

(Photo: AA)

İstanbul’s Ümraniye Municipality hosted 100,000 guests at a dinner table stretching over one-and-a-half kilometers for iftar (fast-breaking dinner) on Sunday night.
 

About 10,000 tables were arranged next to each other for the giant dinner on Alemdağ Street. The line of tables also extended into several side streets. A total of 1,500 people, including waiters and police officers, served at the event. Eight giant screens were installed to display images over the giant dining table.

The menu for the night was rice, roasted meat, tulumba dessert, fruit juice, bread, water and an iftar plate that included dates and olives. One bottle of water and one carton of fruit juice were put on the table for each person. A total of 15 tons of rice and 20 tons of meat were used to make the meal. The food was brought to the venue with a catering company’s trucks and distributed one hour before iftar. The catering company also kept sandwiches ready in case the food was insufficient for the large crowd.

Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can said his municipality worked for two months to put on last year’s iftar and learned much from the experience. “Last year’s preparations were taken into account, so this year’s preparations were more practical,” he said.

Stating that Alemdağ Street is the busiest in Ümraniye, Can said they took the necessary security measures for the event and noted that the guests were happy about the giant iftar program. “We had been working for days. Our guests came not only to eat but also to experience this atmosphere together,” he added.

The guests said they were happy to share the special night with thousands. Recalling the famine that hit Somalia, the participants said they must thank God for having food to eat.

So many people attended the event that some could not find a place to sit and had to eat their meals on foot. The night was not completely uneventful, either, as guests and officials argued due to the rush in distributing the food

12.       tunci
7149 posts
 10 Aug 2011 Wed 06:16 pm

Possessions are purified by paying zakah to the needy

Zakah[Zekat], or almsgiving, is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims who have accumulated wealth must pay at least 2.5 percent of it to those in need each year.
 

While zakah can be paid anytime during the year, many people prefer to pay it during the month of Ramadan. The word zakah means both “purification” and “growth.” Muslims believe their possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need and that like the pruning of plants, this cutting back balances and encourages new growth. God revealed the beneficiaries of zakah in the Quran: “Alms are only for the poor and the needy, and the officials [appointed] over them, and those whose hearts are made to incline [to truth] and the [ransoming of] captives and those in debt and in the way of God and the wayfarer: an ordinance from God; and God is knowing, wise.” [9:60]

 



Edited (8/10/2011) by tunci

13.       tunci
7149 posts
 10 Aug 2011 Wed 06:20 pm

Family in Islam and visiting in Ramadan

 

“And serve God. Ascribe no thing as partner unto Him. [Show] kindness unto parents, and unto near kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and unto the neighbor who is of kin [unto you] and the neighbor who is not of kin and the fellow traveler and the wayfarer and [the slaves] whom your right hands possess. Lo! God loveth not such as are proud and boastful.”
 

(Quran 4:36) The family unit is an important component of Islam, and all elements of a family are given due significance -- from parents to children, from spouses to kith and kin. In Islam, there are three factors that keep the family together: kinship or blood ties, marital commitments and faith. The Muslim family consists not just of spouses and children, but extends to include other relatives and, importantly, neighbors. One is required to visit relatives, inquire about their circumstances, spend with them and give them sadaqah (charity) if they need it. As for neighbors, the Prophet Muhammad said, “...the best of neighbors to God is the one who is the best of them to his neighbor.” (Recorded by At-Tirmidhi).

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14.       Faruk
1607 posts
 10 Aug 2011 Wed 11:12 pm

Herkese hayırlı bir Ramazan ayı dilerim.

I wish everyone has a good month of Ramadan.

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15.       si++
3785 posts
 12 Aug 2011 Fri 11:54 am

Oruç Tutmayan Kadına Yapılan Saldırının İzlerini Silmek İsteyen Erzurum Belediyesi, Oruç Tutmayan Bir Erkek Döverek İmajını Düzeltecek

Artık gelenekselleşen “Ramazan’da Oruç Tutmayan Vatandaşa Dayak Atma” haberlerine, bu sene sokakta sigara içen bir kadının dövülmesiyle adını yazdıran Erzurum´da moraller bozuk. Çevre illerde, Erzurumlular´ın güçlerinin bir kadına yettiği yönünde yapılan yorumlar yöre halkında huzursuzluk yaratırken, ilin zarar gören imajını düzeltmek isteyen Erzurum Belediyesi, en kısa zamanda oruç tutmayan yetişkin bir erkeğin dövülmesi için kolları sıvadı.

 

Translation:

Our traditional habit of beating those who don´t fast has been witnessed in Erzurum this year in that a woman smoking in the street was beaten badly. But Erzurum people got depressed about the news (or rumours) circulating neigbouring provinces. The news is that they say they can only beat women in Erzurum. To remove this negative image now Erzurum municipality is planning to beat a man instead.

 

Source: here

16.       Nuraa-xo
152 posts
 12 Aug 2011 Fri 01:36 pm

Ramazan ayiniz hayirli ve nurlu olsun

I wish everybody a peaceful and safe ramazan.

 

Let us not forget Zakat (Alms Giving).. and I urge all my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters to not wait until Eid to pay Zakat as

1: People in places such as Somalia, Iraq etc are in dire need of your help NOW!
and

2: You get more sawab (good points from Allah (swt) if you pay up during ramazan

 

Nurcan

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17.       tunci
7149 posts
 13 Aug 2011 Sat 12:52 pm

 

Connecting minarets, Ottoman style

 

Niki Gamm

18.       tunci
7149 posts
 13 Aug 2011 Sat 12:59 pm

 

Do not use yoga for an easier fast, cleric says

 

The intention of trying to prevent hunger and thirst is against the Islamic spirit, according to Religious Affairs Directorate Supreme Board member Altuntaş.

The intention of trying to prevent hunger and thirst is against the Islamic spirit, according to Religious Affairs Directorate Supreme Board member Altuntaş

The Religious Affairs Directorate has severely criticized people who have resorted to yoga to lessen the intense feeling of hunger and thirst while fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

The intention of trying to prevent hunger and thirst is against the Islamic spirit, Religious Affairs Directorate Supreme Board member and associate professor Dr. Halil Altuntaş said.

According to some experts, yoga can be used to increase body resistance against hunger and thirst through pranayama (respiration) and pratyahara (sense control), as well as prevent tension caused by fasting. Altuntaş also noted the “different religious beliefs” behind yoga’s philosophy, Radikal reported while emphasizing that hunger and thirst were among the main reasons and aims of fasting. “In this way, humans think of Allah, who provides food, and empathize with those who can not find it as easily. What is the point of not eating or drinking without feeling all of this?” he asked.

Stating that fasting without going through any difficulty was against Islam, Altuntaş said: “Foreign trends seeking acceptance from Muslims are trying to [penetrate into society] using Islam. Do not give credit to it.”


19.       vineyards
1954 posts
 13 Aug 2011 Sat 03:44 pm

I wish tax payers money would be used for some scientific research instead of this public show.

Quoting tunci

1.5-kilometer iftar table hosts 100,000 in Ümraniye

08 August 2011, Monday / TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL

(Photo: AA)

İstanbul’s Ümraniye Municipality hosted 100,000 guests at a dinner table stretching over one-and-a-half kilometers for iftar (fast-breaking dinner) on Sunday night.
 

About 10,000 tables were arranged next to each other for the giant dinner on Alemdağ Street. The line of tables also extended into several side streets. A total of 1,500 people, including waiters and police officers, served at the event. Eight giant screens were installed to display images over the giant dining table.

The menu for the night was rice, roasted meat, tulumba dessert, fruit juice, bread, water and an iftar plate that included dates and olives. One bottle of water and one carton of fruit juice were put on the table for each person. A total of 15 tons of rice and 20 tons of meat were used to make the meal. The food was brought to the venue with a catering company’s trucks and distributed one hour before iftar. The catering company also kept sandwiches ready in case the food was insufficient for the large crowd.

Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can said his municipality worked for two months to put on last year’s iftar and learned much from the experience. “Last year’s preparations were taken into account, so this year’s preparations were more practical,” he said.

Stating that Alemdağ Street is the busiest in Ümraniye, Can said they took the necessary security measures for the event and noted that the guests were happy about the giant iftar program. “We had been working for days. Our guests came not only to eat but also to experience this atmosphere together,” he added.

The guests said they were happy to share the special night with thousands. Recalling the famine that hit Somalia, the participants said they must thank God for having food to eat.

So many people attended the event that some could not find a place to sit and had to eat their meals on foot. The night was not completely uneventful, either, as guests and officials argued due to the rush in distributing the food

 

 

20.       vineyards
1954 posts
 13 Aug 2011 Sat 03:48 pm

My mother who needs to take  blood pressure control pills fasts at the age of 71. There are millions like her out there. Based on the number of fasters, we must have long become a nation of angels. We sacrifice poor animals in the streets to pay for our sins too. Are we even one percent better than the Dutch or the Brits?

Quoting tunci

 

Do not use yoga for an easier fast, cleric says

 

The intention of trying to prevent hunger and thirst is against the Islamic spirit, according to Religious Affairs Directorate Supreme Board member Altuntaş.

The intention of trying to prevent hunger and thirst is against the Islamic spirit, according to Religious Affairs Directorate Supreme Board member Altuntaş

The Religious Affairs Directorate has severely criticized people who have resorted to yoga to lessen the intense feeling of hunger and thirst while fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

The intention of trying to prevent hunger and thirst is against the Islamic spirit, Religious Affairs Directorate Supreme Board member and associate professor Dr. Halil Altuntaş said.

According to some experts, yoga can be used to increase body resistance against hunger and thirst through pranayama (respiration) and pratyahara (sense control), as well as prevent tension caused by fasting. Altuntaş also noted the “different religious beliefs” behind yoga’s philosophy, Radikal reported while emphasizing that hunger and thirst were among the main reasons and aims of fasting. “In this way, humans think of Allah, who provides food, and empathize with those who can not find it as easily. What is the point of not eating or drinking without feeling all of this?” he asked.

Stating that fasting without going through any difficulty was against Islam, Altuntaş said: “Foreign trends seeking acceptance from Muslims are trying to [penetrate into society] using Islam. Do not give credit to it.”


 

 

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