'Tekne fasting' teaches children to observe Ramadan

“Tekne Fasting” is a type of fasting method used my classical scholars to accustom children to the spiritual worship of fasting predicated on the idea of providing them with an Islamic identity.

'Tekne fasting' teaches children to observe Ramadan

World Bulletin / News Desk

The month of Ramadan is an important occasion for mothers and fathers who desire for their children to achieve self control. Because it is this month that encourages the young to imitate their fasting mothers and fathers, in order to transform this emulation into a gain, it is recommended that parents let their children fast as long as they can for the day. It is via the “Tekne Fasting”, especially during the long hot days of summer, that the children can obtain this acquisition.

A concise answer is required for those who ask what “Tekne Fasting” exactly is: Tekne fasting, is an Anatolian tradition. It is an action whereby the children fast only a proportion of the day, and not completely. The children would fast from the pre-morning meal until mid-morning or the afternoon.

Narrating the Ramadans of the 1940s in his article titled “The old summer Ramadans in Tasra”, Nejdet Sakaoglu draws attention to an important detail in this regard. Accordıng to Sakaoglu’s narration, tekne fasting is a type of fasting method used my classical scholars to accustom children to the spiritual worship of fasting predicated on the idea to provide them with an Islamic identity. In time tenkiye, meaning “ascription” or “personification” in Arabic, has become tekne.

Last Mod: 11 Temmuz 2014, 14:04
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