Ramadan or Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. This year’s Ramadan starts today May 6, 2019 to June 3, 2019.
Why Do Muslims Fast? Fasting redirects, the heart away from distractions, with its purpose being to cleanse the soul by freeing it from impurities. Ramadan is also a time for Muslims to practice self-discipline, sacrifice and empathy for those less fortunate. It encourages generosity and empathy.
There are several guidelines that will prove important during this period of Ramadan especially to those visiting Dubai or for Non-Muslims living in United Arab Emirates, its often said that ignorance is not a defense, it is therefore important to be aware of the dos and don’ts during this Holy month of Ramadan.
The following excerpt from The Gulf News outlines the basic Ramadan Etiquette;
You are not supposed to eat, drink or smoke in public during the fasting hours and it includes chewing gum.
You are not supposed to engage in public display of affection, like hugging and kissing.
Do not engage in any aggressive behavior.
Do not dance or play music in public. You may listen to music quietly with headphones.
You are not supposed to wear inappropriate clothing in public. Dress respectfully. Men should avoid wearing sleeveless tops, while women should cover their shoulders and knees.
Do not swear.
United Arab Emirates is known as a convergence point of people from different walks of life, race, ethnicity, and Religion who have continued to coexist peacefully through mutual respect and tolerance thanks to the policies lay down by the UAE government.
During this holy month of Ramadan, AlZad Real Estate shall remain committed in helping you acquire your desired property throughout the UAE. We have apartments, villas and commercial offices for rent and sale going at affordable prices,