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Old Apr 17th 2013, 9:24 am
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A quick one if I may. Can somebody please explain the prayer to logic to me please. I note the times as printed in the arab news and also understand not to smoke, eat or generally put anything to my mouth whilst in a public place. but when does this start and finish around these times. the other day I was in Pizza Mut ( woof) and well before the assigned time they locked-up and stopped serving. so how long before the scheduled tome and how long after the scheduled time? I am sure it will all become obvious. K
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Old Apr 17th 2013, 9:34 am
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A quick one if I may. Can somebody please explain the prayer to logic to me please. I note the times as printed in the arab news and also understand not to smoke, eat or generally put anything to my mouth whilst in a public place. but when does this start and finish around these times. the other day I was in Pizza Mut ( woof) and well before the assigned time they locked-up and stopped serving. so how long before the scheduled tome and how long after the scheduled time? I am sure it will all become obvious. K
I believe the times are 'prayer times' so they have to close before to allow people to get to the mosque

The 'Sunrise' CTP woke me up for the 1st month I was there

I got trapped inside Carrefour waiting to pay for about an hour on the 'Mid-day' CTP

Oh how I miss the place
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Old Apr 17th 2013, 9:39 am
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I believe the times are 'prayer times' so they have to close before to allow people to get to the mosque

The 'Sunrise' CTP woke me up for the 1st month I was there

I got trapped inside Carrefour waiting to pay for about an hour on the 'Mid-day' CTP

Oh how I miss the place
Cheers Quackers. So it seems to be maybe 20/30 minuets on call to prayer. how long do prayers last and how long should I keep my mouth shut? i.e refrain form sticking anything in it.
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and also understand not to smoke, eat or generally put anything to my mouth whilst in a public place.
Really? Most shops/workshops and gas stations staff and visitors use those as eating-smoking breaks.
It lasts 30 minutes from the first call. Restaurants prefer to close 10-15 min in advance that they can serve you before the call and you can enjoy your meal.
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They usually open up about 30 mins after prayer.

I bet your looking forward to Ramadan
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Really? Most shops/workshops and gas stations staff and visitors use those as eating-smoking breaks.
It lasts 30 minutes from the first call. Restaurants prefer to close 10-15 min in advance that they can serve you before the call and you can enjoy your meal.
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They usually open up about 30 mins after prayer.

I bet your looking forward to Ramadan
thanks Guys. that's clear as mud. whats male sheep and daniels go to do with anything? I know, I know. I do believe I will be leaving the country and by the sounds of it, so will most everybody. Now, where to actually go
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Restrictions on eating are during daylight hours in Ramadan. Nothing says that you should not eat during prayer time outside the month of Ramadan !
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Restrictions on eating are during daylight hours in Ramadan. Nothing says that you should not eat during prayer time outside the month of Ramadan !
This is correct and you should note that nobody can see you eating cos they should all be in their little mosque places
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I think if I were unfortunate enough to be a TCN working in one of those fcranchised food joints. I too would spin out prayer time for as long as possible. Only break some of threse guys get !
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