July 17, 2012


The Muslim month of fasting – Ramadan starts on Friday, July 20. However the short Swedish nights makes faithful Muslims concerned. When can a person break their fast?

”It is a big issue,” says Mohamed Amri, the Luleå Imam (in the far north of Sweden) Imam. According to the tradition the fast should last from dawn to sunset. For Muslims in Luleå, that means abstaining from food and water up to 21 hours.

“It is clear that is far too long,” says Amri.

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