Published On: Mon, Aug 8th, 2011

The only Muslim in Greenland who fasts for 21 hours


NUUK: Wassam Azaqeer, a Lebanese, who lives in a country surrounded by icebergs called “Greenland”, is the only Muslim in this state who is fasting daily for 21 hours with full determination.

Greenland is the largest island in the world; lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean; a self-governing province of Denmark.

According to an Arab TV report, Wassam Azaqeer, who is living in Greenland from the past several years and has been called “Arab Columbus” as he is the only Arab Muslim who not only managed to live in Greenland-despite for its long and difficult journey, but also running a successful business in the capital city of Greenland called Nuuk.

Wassam, is running his own restaurant where he receives 200 customers each day.

The month of the Ramdan,this year, came in summer so Wassam has to fast for 21 hours and after Aftari he only got 2 hours to prepare for Sehri to start next fast.

In these 2 hours Wassam, also has to offer his Maghrib and Isha prayers. Wassam says that he is very proud Muslim to be living on a state where he is the only one fasting and praying in the name of Allah.

He says he sometimes think about going to Lebanon in this holy month but he stops himself by thinking that if left Greenland, there wont be anyone to fast and pray on this land.

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  1. Hassan says:

    May allah give me the best rewards for it , May Allah give you the best of zannah in akerat .. Masaallah .

  2. zubair shair says:

    Subhaaan Allah! Happy to See this & salute to this determination & love for Allah & Prophet pbuh :)

  3. Ahmed says:

    Really proud of this man, is there any contact number/email for this person?

  4. DR SAAD says:

    there are 7321 Muslims in Greenland by 2009 statistics
    IGC (Islamic Greenland Council) registered members are 7321 in

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