29 July 2011

Ramadan 2011

Most people in this part of the world will be observing the holy month of Ramadan in a few days time. After staying here for the past 11 years, I have become accustomed to respect and follow the muslim tradition of fasting for several hours a day for a month (approximately 29 to 30 days) to teach them about humility, patience and enhance their spirituality.

The fasting begins at dawn until sunset. When the fast is over, muslims gather around for a feast which they call "iftar." Expatriates are exempt to do this fasting but are expected to respect the custom and tradition of the Middle East region during this holy month.

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