The Holy month of Ramadaan has begun tonight!. And I would like to invite everyone to follow this month via Cii radio station!http://www.ciibroadcasting.com/http://cii.ndstream.net/
What's the etiquette? Leaping out of a cupboard wearing nothing but a pair of socks and screaming "HAPPY RAMADAN" out or just leaving you to quiet contemplation?
Funnily enough, the earliest known pair of cloth socks (called 'soccus' by the Romans) are on display in the Victoria & Albert museum, and date from between 300 and 500 BC and were excavated from a dig on the Nile, in Egypt (pronounced "ee-jippt", not "egg-wiped"). Spandex came *much* later.
They're a British invention to keep your feet warm under shoes. You probably haven't got them over there as they look awful with sandals and wouldn't be needed in the molten temperatures… :p
I can probably expect my dad to be absent on some nights, then :zip: He's made a habit of "Celebrating" it with his friend. Since he doesn't share the religion, he cheats too.
They were designed by aliens though so they don't count. :p
Two toes on each foot. Bloody aliens! I wonder if the word Soccer is in some way derived from the Roman 'Soccus'. Just as matter of quiet contemplation…:)
:lol:.@Mik. The usuall greeting is "Ramadaan Mubarak" which means, "Blessed Ramadaan" :up:.As for socks and sandals, they're kinda traditional for Ramadaan. :sherlock:.According the Concise Oxford Dictionary, "Soccer" is a colloquial term for Association Football. (derived from the abbreviation, Assoc. +er)Although it confirms the etymology of sock. :sherlock:.Well, lots of people who call themselves Muslim cheat so I can see nothing wrong with a non-muslim 'cheating'. :p.:sst:. He probably goes for the treats at Iftar anyway. :p.
Aadil, I wish you a Ramadaan Mubarak.Originally posted by qlue:
As for socks and sandals, they're kinda traditional for Ramadaan.
How terribly British!
Funnily enough …Whoa! That IS a word. :eyes:No, I don't mean "enough" or "Whoa" are a word.Funnily enough, as made up as "funnily" sounds, apparently it IS a word. Anyway, Aadil, funnily enough, I am curious.So, once you do eat at sunset, do you eat sensibly, like as in only the amount of 1 normal meal? Or is it a meal and then some?
Originally posted by Suntana:
So, once you do eat at sunset, do you eat sensibly, like as in only the amount of 1 normal meal? Or is it a meal and then some?
Iftar, the 'meal' at sunset is only a few minutes because it's followed directly by the Magrib prayer! :up:.It consists of some dates, a bowl of Haleem (spicy soup) and a few finger snacks. (the dates are very important, but if not available, water is used)After Magrib, people usually go home for 'supper', but how much they eat depends on the person. Then, at about 7pm, we come back to the Mosque for the Esha prayer, which is followed by Tarawee prayers! :up:.Then, in the morning before dawn, we eat a small meal called Sehree! Usually dates and water! But we have to finnish this meal before the onset of dawn! (05h15 today) :up:.
Rule number one: One should never wear socks and sandals at the same time. :idea:Happy Ramadan, Aadil. :up:
Traditions should be broken once in a while. :up:
it's tradition. :awww:.
Meanwhile, in the suburbs……..that's not very nice, is it :worried:
Just don't let them catch you taking the pics. 😀
If they catch me, I'll just explain that it's for dawa purposes. :up:.
They forgot to mention headscarves. :doh::p.
Hahahahaha! Should you decide to do that, please take pictures! 😆
Well, we could wear slippers instead of sandals. :sherlock:.
I'll see what discreet foot shots I can get during the month. :p.
The Islamic teaching has rules and etiquette for everything. :up:.The discipline depends on the character of the person. :up:.It takes a lot of discipline to get up before dawn to eat after a late night of prayers! :rolleyes:.
Oh, Okay. So, the meals are somewhat by tradition disciplined as well. You all don't exactly rush out to the All You Can Eat Buffet.
You fill me with shame, Aadil. I am never as strict as this during the Christian festival of Lent and both of my parents were preachers! :doh:
Each person must follow his own path. :up:.
I know I am late for the start, but Happy Ramadaan 🙂
Originally posted by Spaggyj:
I know I am late for the start, but Happy Ramadaan
It's never too late to wish someone well,,, Unless they're no longer around of course which clearly is not the case here! :up:.
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