The Islamic Prayer Times – Computational Philosophy with Particular Reference to the Lack of Twilight Cessation at Higher Latitudes

Praying and Fasting where the sun don't set

I was sent this "joke" today, about two saudis who died on the 16th day of Ramadan because they were working up North and weren't able to break their fasts*. It really is meant as a joke. Though I must admit, I don't get it.

Just for the record, the subject of breaking one's fast at the right time in areas where the sun never sets or rises is legitimate and is the object of serious research.

See for yourself (.PDF).

* I'm pretty sure this scenario is unlikely due to the social disease and poor management of funds that plague the saudi society. Money+ arrogance make for well paid american imports hired to do your work for you, innit?

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