THE ARABS: The Chaste Kiss

"It is made lawful for you," says the Koran, "to go in unto your wives on the night of the fast [and] hold intercourse with them and eat and drink until the white thread becomes distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn." But all through the long daylight hours of Ramadan, the holy month in which the Koran was revealed to Mohammed, good Moslems must abstain from food and sex according to the most rigorous rules. Strict devotion to Ramadan lays a heavy burden on modern urban living: people...

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