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The Community Mosque in Winston-Salem, NC said we were to fast starting this morning until Oct 23. At least that's what my husband was told. Hope this helps.

Mary K.

EDITED TO SAY:

OH! forgot to say that sundown for us was at 7:15 today and tomorow will be at 7:14.

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When you start fasting depends on where you are in the US and who you decide to follow. I venture to guess that just about everyone here in the US began fasting either Saturday or Sunday. If you didn't start fasting on those days, you'll have to make up the missed days after Ramadan.

As for the time you start fasting, stick your zipcode into IslamicFinder, click on the monthly prayer time link and scroll down to the bottom half of the page. Or, click on the Ramadan Prayer times banner on the top of the page. You start fasting when Fajr begins, and you end fasting when Maghrib begins.

For more info on ramadan, you may want to browse through the Ramadan Internet Finds thread I started here. Any other questions, feel free to ask!

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LOL...I thought it was a funny way to say "revert"..yeah I switched over to Islam. Like you switched telephone companies or something. :lol:

You switched religion when you got married? What do you mean? I thought you were Christian!?

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LOL...I thought it was a funny way to say "revert"..yeah I switched over to Islam. Like you switched telephone companies or something. :lol:

You switched religion when you got married? What do you mean? I thought you were Christian!?

Switching religious practices to please a spouse or create harmony at home isn't uncommon in the least, but usually indicates

1. No strong faith in the previous religion to begin with

2. A lack of capacity to formulate your own ideas and value system

3. The lack of any sort of individual identity or happiness, thus allowing someone with whom you associate your happiness with to completely mold and manipulate you.


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I just thought it was put in a funny way. The word "switched" kinda tickled me. Also the way it was said so nonchalantly.

LOL...I thought it was a funny way to say "revert"..yeah I switched over to Islam. Like you switched telephone companies or something. :lol:

You switched religion when you got married? What do you mean? I thought you were Christian!?

Switching religious practices to please a spouse or create harmony at home isn't uncommon in the least, but usually indicates

1. No strong faith in the previous religion to begin with

2. A lack of capacity to formulate your own ideas and value system

3. The lack of any sort of individual identity or happiness, thus allowing someone with whom you associate your happiness with to completely mold and manipulate you.

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LOL...I thought it was a funny way to say "revert"..yeah I switched over to Islam. Like you switched telephone companies or something. :lol:

You switched religion when you got married? What do you mean? I thought you were Christian!?

Switching religious practices to please a spouse or create harmony at home isn't uncommon in the least, but usually indicates

1. No strong faith in the previous religion to begin with

2. A lack of capacity to formulate your own ideas and value system

3. The lack of any sort of individual identity or happiness, thus allowing someone with whom you associate your happiness with to completely mold and manipulate you.

I would add calling yourself " The wife of ... someone" :lol:

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I would add calling yourself " The wife of ... someone" :lol:

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LOL...I thought it was a funny way to say "revert"..yeah I switched over to Islam. Like you switched telephone companies or something. :lol:

You switched religion when you got married? What do you mean? I thought you were Christian!?

Switching religious practices to please a spouse or create harmony at home isn't uncommon in the least, but usually indicates

1. No strong faith in the previous religion to begin with

2. A lack of capacity to formulate your own ideas and value system

3. The lack of any sort of individual identity or happiness, thus allowing someone with whom you associate your happiness with to completely mold and manipulate you.

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I see no problem with "switching" religion. If it makes the relationship work and the person made as an adult a free choice, what's the big deal.

For me, if I were going to become religious or convert to another religion, I would hope it would be for the right reasons. The right reasons for me would be that I had a genuine interest in the religion and I studied up on it and felt compelled to commit myself to certain beliefs. I would never convert to a religion just because my husband is of that religion, or because he would be happier if I did- that's not the point of religion to me. If someone switched religion because their husband wants them to well that doesn't seem right to me.

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I see no problem with "switching" religion. If it makes the relationship work and the person made as an adult a free choice, what's the big deal.

For me, if I were going to become religious or convert to another religion, I would hope it would be for the right reasons. The right reasons for me would be that I had a genuine interest in the religion and I studied up on it and felt compelled to commit myself to certain beliefs. I would never convert to a religion just because my husband is of that religion, or because he would be happier if I did- that's not the point of religion to me. If someone switched religion because their husband wants them to well that doesn't seem right to me.

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I switched cell phone companies once.

It was a fairly capricious desicion...ya know? I didn't like one...so just...SWITCHED...to another.

So I know where she's coming from.

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For me, if I were going to become religious or convert to another religion, I would hope it would be for the right reasons. The right reasons for me would be that I had a genuine interest in the religion and I studied up on it and felt compelled to commit myself to certain beliefs. I would never convert to a religion just because my husband is of that religion, or because he would be happier if I did- that's not the point of religion to me. If someone switched religion because their husband wants them to well that doesn't seem right to me

Amen Sarah. In addition, I would have done TONS of research to know what I was getting into. This research would have included...when fasting starts at ramadan.

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