On 2002-01-04 16:09, bup wrote:
Well, I've got another beef with that, although it's not bad astronomy, just poor writing. To me, the odd phrase 'sometimes ending up in the summer' suggests that Ramadan in the summer is a counter-intuitive event.
Ramadan was in the summer when Muhammad was alive - it was the month each year when it was so hot, he and his family just went to meditate in caves. It became the holy month because
it was in the summer - if some other month had been the hottest, it would now be the Islamic holy month.