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American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by akanke79: 1:22pm On Aug 08, 2012


An American Pastor, Reverend Wess Magruder, has decided to partake in the Muslims holy month of Ramadan this year with his Muslim friends, by fasting, praying and reading the Holy Quran.

The United Methodist has not only decided to observe the Ramadan fast this year but also to share his experience on his personal blog, Shia-Online reported.

"I feel a constant “buzz” [during the fast] in my head," Magruder wrote on his blog.

"This buzz serves a useful purpose, by the way. It keeps me conscious of God, of God’s presence, of God’s will that is bursting to become real in the world. And so when something else isn’t going on in front of me, the buzz reminds me to speak to God," he added.

Magruder also wrote that he turned to the Muslim faith for inspiration since he knew that Muslims have successfully been fasting for 30 days each year during Ramadan for over fourteen hundred years.

“I feel very happy and fortunate now,” Magruder wrote, who has succeeded in fasting from sunrise till sunset.

In his blog, Magruder invited all people of the Christian faith to try the fasting experience even for one day.

The Muslim fast is a total abstention from eating and drinking during the daylight hours. Furthermore, the fast goes beyond stomach and includes the eyes, the tongue, the ears, and all limbs which are expected to be trained to submit to the pleasure of God by refraining from ill manners and moral vice.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/08/07/254985/american-pastor-joins-the-holy-ramadan/

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by maclatunji: 1:42pm On Aug 08, 2012
Ok, but technically it can serve him very little spiritual benefit; to enjoy that he has to become a Muslim.
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by LagosShia: 2:04pm On Aug 08, 2012
maclatunji: Ok, but technically it can serve him very little spiritual benefit; to enjoy that he has to become a Muslim.

it is a step at a time.and God best knows the intentions of man.this could be an inspiring start to become a Muslim,or could serve other purposes as well.it could serve him well personally,which is the purpose of his fast.and it could also serve unity and understanding each other from the two religions.

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by maclatunji: 2:07pm On Aug 08, 2012
LagosShia:

it is a step at a time.and God best knows the intentions of man.this could be an inspiring start to become a Muslim,or could serve other purposes as well.it could serve him well personally,which is the purpose of his fast.and it could also serve unity and understanding each other from the two religions.

I don't disagree with this either.
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by dragnet: 10:27am On Aug 10, 2012
maclatunji: Ok, but technically it can serve him very little spiritual benefit; to enjoy that he has to become a Muslim.
true that....
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by bbkkatunxo: 11:56am On Aug 10, 2012
dragnet:
true that....
a joni of hundred mile start wit a step, jux let pray n wait n c wat Allah will do wit his life sooner
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by siddiq202(m): 1:54pm On Aug 10, 2012
maclatunji: .... to enjoy that he has to become a Muslim.
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by dare2think: 1:56pm On Aug 10, 2012
I await the Christian Calvary...


wink
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by miteolu(m): 1:56pm On Aug 10, 2012
Fasting is a spiritual exercise. Is not that the pastor has joined or changed to Islamic.

Let us not be deceived fasting is good. Matt 4 vs 4

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by sunkoye: 2:05pm On Aug 10, 2012
secret agent! tongue
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by steaming(f): 2:05pm On Aug 10, 2012
“I feel very happy and fortunate now,” Magruder wrote, who has succeeded in fasting from sunrise till sunset.

In his blog, Magruder invited all people of the Christian faith to try the fasting experience even for one day".



Does it mean that, as an American Christian Pastor, he and the Church he pastors have not been fasting and praying?? Don't they operate by the Bible? There are lots of instances of praying with fasts Sir. he sounds like fasting is one foreign issue to the body of Christ. Fasting is personal as well as corporate but with personal gains when adherred to. [/b][b]

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by drzed: 2:07pm On Aug 10, 2012
dare2think:


I await the Christian Calvary...


wink

....Here they come (I can hear the galloping hooves)...grin
This pastor and everyone else linked to this story (from the OP, to maclatunji, you and down to my humble self) is in serious trouble. How dare the pastor fast with Muslims? And how dare we even bring the story (and discuss it) on NL?

I quiver in fear wink
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by inspirenet: 2:07pm On Aug 10, 2012
Interesting, kinda misleading.

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by enochogulu: 2:08pm On Aug 10, 2012
Of what benefit will d fasting do 2 him since he is not a muslim?no muslim will agree 2 join christian in any ceremony,even 2 shake hands with non-muslim is a problem 2 dem

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by geniusauthor(m): 2:09pm On Aug 10, 2012
Makes no differences to sha o!
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by interleukin(f): 2:09pm On Aug 10, 2012
have nothing to say to this.wat's his point??
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by dare2think: 2:10pm On Aug 10, 2012
iragbijile:

I agree with you. Your Muslim God is a god of technicality. Your technical god is so technical he instructs people to make technical bombs on his behalf so he can judge them on how many people the technical bomb kills. What a great technical god you serve.



PS: The good thing is no one, not even your god, gives a shyt about your technicality. The God I serve, the Allah I worship is not a god of technicalities. He is more interested in your intentions. And that is the only thing that counts. Now shove your technicality jargon up your a/s/s and I hope you, your wife, children and family rot in here for every technical mistake or shortcomings you commit while on this technical earth. Ediot!

Geez...who stole your toy?

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by Kelvinj(m): 2:11pm On Aug 10, 2012
Well don't think that guy knows what he's doing...these are 2 religions that can never have anything in common....do he better tell us he's now an Imam and stop fooling himself

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by DANILSA(m): 2:12pm On Aug 10, 2012
U guys should pray his not a secret member of CIA, Mossad or M15 dis guys can do anything.
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by gramci: 2:17pm On Aug 10, 2012
bbkkatunxo: a joni of hundred mile start wit a step, jux let pray n wait n c wat Allah will do wit his life sooner

I just hope you not referring to the same Allah BH, Al Queda and their likes worship.

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by samguru(m): 2:17pm On Aug 10, 2012
I THINK THE BEST WAY TO RESOLVE RELIGIOUS CRISES IS TO HARMONIZE THE FASTING PERIOD BY UNITED NATION OR POSSIBLY BY THE GOVERNMENT OF A COUNTRY.
I WISH OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS RAMADAN KAREEM

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by edicolove: 2:18pm On Aug 10, 2012
The guy is not a serious pastor. Many christians fast sometimes as much as seven days without food. Millions of Christians fast for 3 days without food at least once a year. If the so called pastor has not fasted this much before, he certainly is not a true pastor. Most Christians really don't consider the muslims kind of fast as fasting because if I have to eat that much before 6am in the morning, I don't think I will feel like am fasting at all. That is not to say the muslims fasting is wrong, just saying we Christians view fasting differently and actually in a more stringent way. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on fasting but these American pastors just fulfil the prophecy of Jesus that in the last days, false prophets shall arise.

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by godswill4m(m): 2:18pm On Aug 10, 2012
looks like a cia agent
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by kq(m): 2:20pm On Aug 10, 2012
edicolove: The guy is not a serious pastor. Many christians fast sometimes as much as seven days without food. Millions of Christians fast for 3 days without food at least once a year. If the so called pastor has not fasted this much before, he certainly is not a true pastor. Most Christians really don't consider the muslims kind of fast as fasting because if I have to eat that much before 6am in the morning, I don't think I will feel like am fasting at all. That is not to say the muslims fasting is wrong, just saying we Christians view fasting differently and actually in a more stringent way. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on fasting but these American pastors just fulfil the prophecy of Jesus that in the last days, false prophets shall arise.

And the other pastors (Nigerians included) that fast have not fulfilled the prophecy?
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by killuminati(m): 2:20pm On Aug 10, 2012
Ma'sha'Allah!


@muslims: pls how can an ulcer patient that cannot do without eating be clear off this ramadan. Since it's compulsory for all muslims to fast during this holy month. Wht is the alternatives or/is there any explanations.

Pls(muslim brothers and sisters) kindly enlighten me on that.

Thank you all
Ma'sallam!
Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by OkikiOluwa1(m): 2:22pm On Aug 10, 2012
I am a Christian. I do fast during Ramadan. It has nothing to do with change of faith or a step to change.

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by Korrection(m): 2:23pm On Aug 10, 2012
This is not new especially in Nigeria...I remember the first time i went to lagos to see my Aunt..i was in school then..when i got there i observed so many muslim guys celebrating christmas and easter...killing goats and chickens and christians in turn even observe sallah..i think thats how its supposed to be...I remember one occasion when a guy yusuf came to my aunts place during muslim fasting confessing that hungry wan kill him make my aunty give am food say him no fit go eat for house if not him papa go kill am..... grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by Babaji111(m): 2:23pm On Aug 10, 2012
May God show him more 'LIGHT' to accept Islam as his colleagues all over the world are doing. It is only God who guide His servants to goodness. For those who are still in doubt, total darkness and ignorance, there is still time for them to reflect before they die. May God continue to guide the believers to true faith, ameen.

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Re: American Pastor Joins Muslims In Ramadan Fast by gegee(m): 2:24pm On Aug 10, 2012
na him sabi

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