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August 12, 2010

Have you ever been invited to an Eid party?  The invitation will state something like “Wednesday or Thursday” for the day of the party since Muslims wait for the New Moon to be sighted to signal the start and end of Ramadan.  I know what you’re thinking.  It’s 2010 and certainly astronomy is up to the task of identifying which day Ramadan ends but this is apparently not appropriate for millions of Muslims.  They absolutely HAVE to use the ancient method.

Anyhoo …

Given that stance, I find it encouraging that some Muslims are adopting hi-tech applications for Ramadan and year-round.  (That being said, the guy who said “Islam is not against technology. Now you can do it easier, faster.” perhaps could have a chat with those who insist on actually looking for the new moon before ending their fast.)

Phone apps and programmable watches should completely end the discussion about any introduction of the call to prayer to local mosques.  It’s just not necessary.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. muslima permalink
    August 29, 2010 9:19 am

    When is Easter celebrated?

  2. Amy permalink
    October 30, 2011 11:21 pm

    Uhm science isn’t 100% accurate, that’s why they use those methods. Clearly you didn’t pass grade 3.

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