Oops, a big correction is due

In my last post, I wrote about how KFH‘s Ramadan Emsakiya, featured in Al-Qabas newspaper everyday, is misleading because it didn’t have the Emsak time. Well guess what? I’ve been looking at the wrong table this whole time. It turns out that KFH does actually offer an Emsakiya table right on the front page; whereas the prayer times are featured separately on the last page. I guess I got confused because I automatically assumed the Emsakiya and prayer times would be together in a single table. It’s all that fasting and starving getting to my head. Sorry Al-Qabas and KFH.

The Emsakiya for the the whole of Ramadan, courtesy of Gulf Bank,  can be found here.

What does this mean? when do we start fasting?

Ever since Ramadan started, Al-Qabas‘s been using this Ramadan Emsakiya from Kuwait Finance House. Looking at this everyday, on page 1, is very misleading and confusing. Exactly what time should be start our fast? If it is Fajer Prayer time, then since when have we started using that as our Emsak time? I don’t know about you guys, but I still prefer traditional Emsak times.

Pictures of Al-Qabas Newspaper on Aug 2, 1990

I’ve always kept a copy of Al-Qabas newspaper‘s invasion day edition. It reminds me of a time when we were a simple and peaceful people, whom always thought of solving conflicts with negotiations and talks. War never crossed our minds as a solution to the Kuwaiti\Iraqi conflict of summer 1990. Have a look at the pictures to see what I mean. More pics can be found in my other post, here.