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Grofica
08-08-2009, 08:59 PM
I have a question about this...(please i know this is not exact wording) I remember reading the Koran that during the time of Ramazan a person should NOT sleep all day and wake up in the evening to "skip over" the fast. that would be like the person's days and nights are backwards and it doesnt count...

My question is... I would really like to participate in Ramazan from the bottom of my heart but right now i work night shift... So for me... (if i understand correctly) I would fast during my "normal hours" or in this case at night... and after sunrise i could eat and drink respectivley... I am only confused because my shift is at night...

One there was a girl (i wont mention names) i worked with and she worked nights at the time and mentioned in passing that she had to "observe" ramazan all day and that she was so hungry but it seemed to me since she slept all day that she wasnt really changing her routine... nothing about her ramazan was different because she didnt normally eat during the day...

Can someone please clarify this for me?:embarrass
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ardianto
08-09-2009, 12:58 PM
Originally Posted by Grofica
My question is... I would really like to participate in Ramazan from the bottom of my heart but right now i work night shift... So for me... (if i understand correctly) I would fast during my "normal hours" or in this case at night... and after sunrise i could eat and drink respectivley... I am only confused because my shift is at night...
You cannot fast at night and eat after sunrise, but you must fast like other people, from subuh till maghreeb. If you work at night you can sleep at day but you must wake up for shalaah duhur and ashar.


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When I was in high school, my class had asked this question to our Islamic teacher.
Sleep at day in ramadhan is 'makrooh'. This mean allowable but it's better if we don't do it.
If we sleep at day, we have no time for work, for study and for daily activities. But this valid only for Muslim/Muslimah who has activity at day. My teacher said, fasting is not a reason for laziness.

However, if you must sleep at day, that is not because you are lazy. But because you need to take a rest.
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