Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
If they died by natural causes or killed by a cannibal (other than hunting dogs or hawks), then they are forbidden food. They have to be slaughtered according to the Islamic regulations, which sets standards on the tools used, how they are used, and the condition of the animal/bird at the time of slaughter. It’s important that the animal/bird does not know what’s about to happen or sees another animal/bird being slaughtered.<br><br>I forgot one more type, domesticated animals.<br><br>
Thanks<br>That answer says alot.<br>I knew there was some sort of restriction about eating meat but that was never laid in front of me by a muslem. The information I got was all from reporters or editors.<br><br>Thanks for the clarefication.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Thanks so much for sharing your special time. It is interesting and something nice I never would know of otherwise. Your posts help bring the world a little closer together. I hope your celebration every year is better than the last.<br>Peace<br><br>The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words <br>which were better unspoken.<br>Homer
Wow, the whole thread is very interesting and educational. Looks tasty, too, in certain messages. <br><br>While I don't usually associate my eating behaviors with any particular ritual, other than respect for the food and the world which yielded it to me, I typically eat only one meal a day. Not a rule; just kind of the way it works out for me, and always has. But I will snack on whole-wheat crackers or other snacks, preferably healthy ones, if I start getting a hunger headache, or just hungry for that matter. Not a stranger to fasting for ritual and health purposes, I've enjoyed the heightened senses it creates, and the introspection. <br><br>Reading about Ramadan does make me long for a time when our country placed more value on ritual, fasting, and feasting. It also causes me to pray that this country in which I live does not force its lifestyle on more countries, and that others can resist the self-indulgence with which it tempts one. But that brings up a lot of things I'd rather not discuss right now. It's Ramadan, and it would be nice to keep the focus on your culture and rituals. Thank you for giving us the chance to learn. <br><br>I love the green signature picture, by the way. It's quite beautiful.<br><br>Shooshie<br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
Loc: Milan (Italy) - Madrid (Spain)
Thanks, it's very interesting. I've been in Maroc during Ramadan and, as a sign of respect asked my boyfriend not to smoke or at least not to do it in the street. We were ashamed to eat while the rest of the people didn't, so we fasted as everybody.<br><br>
Having dealt with languages...I find those that can migrate between English and Arabic a rare find. <br><br>It took a major effort for me to learn Cyrillic linguistics for the “Old Days”...the fact that you can switch between two difficult languages is very enviable.<br><br>
Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
It's the same among Arab countries too, not all Muslims in all Arab countries follow what I just described. There are those who practice and those who choose not to, but the majority does during Ramadan. At the end, it remains a personal preference.<br><br>There are positives and negatives in every community, and there is still more good than bad in all communities. We just need to do our best to bring it out in ourselves, loved ones, neighborhoods, schools, and slowly increase the circle of influence to cover the entire world. I just hope it happens when I’m around to witness it <br><br>
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