Ramadan etiquette: A guide for non-Muslims in UAE

Ramadan etiquette: A guide for non-Muslims in UAE

Ramadan etiquette: A guide for non-Muslims in UAE

They said that the Holy month will start off from Thursday.

The UAE has yet to make a formal announcement and the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department urged the public to wait for an official announcement from the UAE's Moon-sighting committee before spreading rumours.

More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having martial relations from dawn until sunset.

"Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government", the statement read.

Fasting for the whole day can be a more gruelling experience for some depending on where they live. She went on to explain her belief that exams that "change the course of your life [are] a valid reason not to fast" and "Ramadan involves personal sacrifice but I don't think the opportunity of getting into college/uni should be one of them".

The pre-dawn meal earlier than the quick known as the suhur, whereas the meal at sundown that breaks the quick is the iftar.

Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims as it is regarded to be the month that the holy Qur'an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad on the night of Laylat al-Qadr, one of the last 10 nights of Ramadan.

Some people are exempt from fasting: children until the age of puberty, pregnant women, travellers, the elderly and people that are chronically ill.

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Today, May 15, is the start date for the holiest of months in the Islamic calendar - Ramadan.

"On behalf of the United States Department of State, I offer best wishes to Muslims around the world for a peaceful and blessed Ramadan".

In Nigeria for instance, the leader of the Muslims the Sultan of Sokoto Sheikh Sa'ad Abubakar has tasked the faithful to look out for the new moon.

And at the end of the long, spiritual journey, Muslims celebrate with Eid al-Fitr.

"Ramadhan is also a cherished time of community, often spent reconnecting with family and friends".

The celebration is also dependent on the new moon, so its starting day varies each year from country to country, Al Jazeera reported.

Deputy Premier Hakan Cavusoglu on Tuesday said Turkey aimed to feed 100,000 Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip during the holy month of Ramadan. The prayer consists of a sermon followed by the short congregational prayer.

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