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
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 the long and difficult journey, but also
running a successful business in the capital city of Greenland
running his own restaurant where he receives 200 customers each
The month of the
Ramadan, this year, came in summer so Wassam has to fast for 21
hours and after Iftaar he only got 2 hours to prepare Suhur
- the pre-dawn meal to
start next fast.
In these 2 hours
Wassam, also has to offer the Maghrib and Isha prayers.
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.