It’s that time of the year again when the city will turn into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, the streets will be more crowded and nocturnal life will rise to an all time high. Dear readers, we’re officially a weekend away from the start of the holy month of Ramadan! 🙂
If you live and work in an Arab country, your experience of Ramadan will be very different and fascinating as compared to other parts of the world. And what better time than Ramadan to learn more about the Arab and Islamic culture. But remember, this blessed month has a lot more to it than just the Ramadan festivals, shopping discounts, iftar (breaking fast) parties and social events.
For Muslims, Ramadan isn’t all about just ‘not eating’. The true essence of this month is to learn patience and humility. Muslims are highly recommended not to lose temper, to be gentle and polite in every manner and at all times during Ramadan. Observing a fast is just one aspect of Ramadan; it teaches one to control their desires. Charity and prayers are also encouraged and make up an important part of this holy month.
If you’re going to be fasting in Ramadan, remember to eat a healthy and filling suhoor (pre-dawn meal), as the fasting hours for UAE and other Gulf countries will be around 14-16 hours. Avoid walking in the heat in the afternoons and make sure you drink lots of water once you break your fast to avoid dehydration.
For those who will not be fasting, you will notice how some of your colleagues won’t be joining you in lunch breaks for the next few weeks. You can respect their choice by not eating in front of them.
Remember, this is a month of brotherhood and love. Take the initiative of inviting your Muslim and Non-Muslim neighbors, along with your friends and relatives, to break their fast with you. 🙂
With these little reminders, listaproperty.com would like to wish you and your family a very wonderful, blessed and a spiritually uplifting month of Ramadan.
Ramadan Kareem! 😀