Saturday, September 23, 2006

Ramadan Mubarak


Man has reached the moon but the mullahs still can't see it!

11 comments:

estarz said...

That was good! I came here via Wayfarer and I had a good chuckle! 8-))

Zak said...

haha ..good one..ramazan mubarak to you and your family !

wayfarer said...

lol! :-)

Anonymous said...

well said!

Leilouta said...

Ramdanik Mabrouk :)

Reza said...

And a Happy Ramadan Mubarak to you too.,

Beautiful Stranger said...

hahahaha ... good one ... but not true for the pathan mullahs. They see it even when the meterological satellites/telescopes fail to see it. hahaha to that.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha...good try,but was in xtreme bad taste.
May be mullahs knew from times immemorial wat science knew a few years back and u'll know now!!

http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/planetarium/mooncal/moonfaq.htm#5

5: Why don't the phases of the moon happen on the same day each month?

Answer: The phases of the moon do not happen on the same days each month because the moon's orbit around the Earth does not take exactly one month. Actually, there is no such thing as "exactly" a month because our months are different lengths, some with 30 days, some with 31, and even one with 28 or 29 days (depending on whether it's a leap year or not). Calendar makers many years ago originally tried to make our months relate exactly to the phases of the moon, but quickly became frustrated because they would then not be able to have 12 equal months for one year. Unfortunately, 12 full moons do not equal one 365 day year. It's not even close. Calendar makers eventually decided to stick with a solar year of 365 days (with a leap year every fourth year) and to make the months vary between 30, 31, and 28 days. The cycle of the phases, like from full moon to full moon, takes 29 and 1/2 days. Because of this, moon phases can happen anywhere during the months.

Aisha said...

I love this post and it certainly was not in bad taste. Thank you! I am so pleased that ISNA has decied to follow the calender. Atlanta is not doing so but there is only one musjid and I will go there an observe Eid on that day. It is how it must be.

que sera sera said...

Thanks for the comment Ayesha.

Anonymous said...

Karim your comment while informative is out of context. I think QSS was referring to the fact that there are three different Eids in the same city, such as Houston, Austin or Chicago. Not to mention the practice in Pakistan. By the way I am just curious are you a Mullah?