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6747, NOI been observing both since the mid-80s
Posted by NuPwrSoul, Thu Oct-24-02 10:57 PM
The NOI has been observing both Ramadans--the Arabic month & the December one--since the mid-80s. Since '98 when the two coincided, the transition was made to observe the Arabic month and now the December one is optional.

December was chosen by the Hon. Elijah Muhammad because it was the month with the shortest days of the year, to introduce the fast with ease, and because of the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Years season. According to Min. Farrakhan, by now the members of the NOI should have gotten that under control, and the December "Ramadan" should no longer be necessary.