Friday, July 12, 2013

Ramadan Kareem

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Holy month of Ramadan is the time when our Muslim brothers undergo spiritual renewal through fasting.  Ramadan can last between 29 to 30 days each year depending upon the lunar cycle.  Fasting starts at sunrise and ends at sunset each day. 

As a reminder to non-Muslims during this time when Muslims are undergoing spiritual renewal and avoiding non-religious practices, it is important that non-Muslims, especially those in a Muslim country, respect the Holy Month.  We can do this by not eating, drinking or smoking in public. It is also advisable to wear modest and non-revealing clothes and avoid playing loud music or laughing like there is no more tomorrow.  Finally, as Muslims are required to fast during Ramadan, we could be more patient with our brothers as they sometimes may be grumpy and tired.  We can also join them in their reflection and recollection.

Ramadan Kareem!

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