Ramadan is right around the corner and is expected to begin from 17th May 2018. The Islamic calendar is called Hijri and Ramadan is witnessed on the 9 month of the Islamic Calendar based on the lunar cycle every year. During the holy month of Ramadan, you will see all the Muslims worldwide fasting for one month to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. They are not allowed to eat or drink from sunrise to sunsets. People around the UAE will work half days for the entire month which is great but there are some Do and Don’ts for Non-Muslim that has to be taken care of while enjoying the holy month.
1) Make sure you wish your fellow Muslim friends a “Ramadan Kareem” or “Ramadan Mubarak”.
2) Be patient with your colleagues who are fasting, as they might get slow with their work as their body and mind functions a bit slower due to fasting and heat.
3) Dress appropriately in the holy month of Ramadan whether at a mall or at work. Make sure your shoulders and knees are covered for both men and women
4) Make sure you plan your day well in advance as you might not get food at the restaurants during the day. So, pack your breakfast and lunch with you.
5) Enjoy the amazing Iftar tents around the city which are filled with mouthwatering food and great decor.
1) Do not play loud music in the car, home or at work in respect of the people who are fasting.
2) Do not eat, drink or smoke in public areas or office space after sunrise and till sunset. Only eat in the designated eating and drinking zones, whether it may be at work or shopping malls during the daytime.
3) Do not refuse an invite for Iftar if given by your fellow friends who are fasting. As they break their long day fast after sunset which is called Iftar as they love enjoying their meal with their loved ones.
4) Although you should never abuse or use offensive gestures or language to your fellow friends, you should be extra careful during the month of Ramadan and speak with all respect and politeness with your friends and colleagues.
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