- Well, sure, if I were going to write the whole article right now. I just mean that for non-topic articles, we just put in a standard skeleton of headers, and that's enough to make it "outline". But topics don't have a standard template, so I'm wondering what is the minimum it needs for us to be able to bump this up out of stub status. It's been our only long-standing stub article since it was changed from a disambig page in early July. Texugo (talk) 02:28, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
The basic rule for the Ramadan fast is that during that month Muslims do not eat or drink while the sun is in the sky; clearly that would be fatal if followed rigorously at the wrong latitude when Ramadan is in summer. I have heard that Muslim clerics have approved a modified rule for use in those circumstances, but I have no idea of the details.
- According to the BBC, Dr Abdul Mannan - a local Imam and president of the Islam Society of Northern Finland - says there are two schools of thought:
"The Egyptian scholars say that if the days are long - more than 18 hours - then you can follow the Mecca time or Medina time, or the nearest Muslim country time," says Dr Mannan.
"The other (point of view) from the Saudi scholars says whatever the day is - long or short - you have to follow the local time."
Dr Mannan says the majority of Muslims in northern Finland observe either Mecca's fasting hours or Turkish time because it is the nearest Muslim country to Finland.
This oil company's website features a third choice, while Omar Mustafa, president of the Islamic League in Sweden, pointed out that there was still no consensus on how Muslims living in Scandinavia should observe Ramadan without jeopardizing their health, with Shia muslims havving received clerical opinions that fasting can be postponed to spring or autumn: "Several imams and organisations have different opinions. It is up to each individual to decide, but it is not meant that you should fast around the clock. Islam provides many options,"
- Frank is right. Different school of thought have different views and opinion on this matter. I don't know very much about this since I never lived in that part of world where this issue actually occurs but I think many living in those part of world actually follow the timetable of Mecca. --Saqib (talk) 17:34, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
- I added a section on this. Improvements are quite likely possible. Pashley (talk) 20:07, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
and Polar night?
- That would be more clear. I do not know whether that helps with linking though. The articles that need a link to here nearly always have both, but mentioned in different sentences, so you have to choose between linking just one, linking the same article twice or adjusting prose to fit, none of which is an ideal solution. --LPfi (talk) 09:25, 27 November 2017 (UTC)