Posted by Larry (126.96.36.199) on March 20, 2002 at 08:58:05:
In Reply to: Re: Fasting exemption for "travellers" posted by Rob on March 20, 2002 at 03:16:06:
It is my understanding that the laws of Fasting are now universally binding. In a message dated 28 December 1999 from the Universal House addressed to the Baha'is of the World, it seems that paragraph 5 is explaining that the laws pertaining to fasting are now universally applicable.
"The friends have long been familiar with the great importance which Baha'u'llah attaches to daily obligatory prayer, and to the observance of the fast, but a number of aspects of the law, such as those concerning ablutions, travelling and the compensation for prayers missed, remained to be made universally applicable. This step is now taken. Thus all elements of the laws dealing with obligatory prayer and fasting are, without any exception, now applicable."
Perhaps I am not understanding this correctly and am totally open to other comments on how this should be understand.
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