Islam neglects those who live near the Arctic Circle, where the sun doesn’t set for six months at a time. In the last few years, Ramadan has fallen in the summer, when the sun did not set in the North.
Two of Islam’s main pillars: fasting and praying, rely heavily on the sun’s position. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and their five prayers are timed in different parts of the day based on the position of the sun and when it rises/sets. Let’s examine what the texts say and compare them to reality.
A few years ago, my political views aligned very closely with the far left movements of today such as Black Lives Matter, and campus based socialist/marxist movements. I learned a great deal about intersectionality, post-structuralism, and how to critique the existing establishment.
For a few years, I perceived capitalism as an inherently corrupt economic system that was meant for the wealthy elite. This favoritism of wealthy elitism combined with a white male hetero privileged culture that stems from European colonialism was the root of all social issues. That was my point of view for the longest period of time. Click to keep on reading!