Uniglobe Skylink wishes a very happy and blessed Ramadan to its Muslim followers, and everyone celebrating.
It is the month of the year again. When Muslims around the world dedicate themselves to religious thoughts, and observe fasts starting from sunrise, and finishing at sunset.
Fasting is known to be one of the five pillars of Islam. During a fast, the observers cleanse their mind, body and spirt by refraining from eating, drinking, sexual activity, swearing and harmful thoughts.
Traveling during the month of Ramadan to a Muslim majority country, could help one absorb the beautiful cultural, and religious activities during the month, and call for an especially unique experience.
However, here are some tips to ensure your visit is respectful of the holy month, while you get the most out of your experience.
Greet the locals:
Ramadan Kareem or Ramadan Mubarak can be said to the ones celebrating. The phrases mean: Happy Ramadan/Have a blessed Ramadan.
Respect the culture:
It is a good idea to be respective of the local culture while visiting a Muslim country during the time of Ramadan. Dressing conservatively is encouraged, and not eating and drinking in public.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to make donations for the needy. If you wish, you can get involved in the charitable drives often taken out during the month of Ramadan, at various Muslim majority countries.
Enjoy the iftar experience:
Ramadan is although known as the month of fasting, but the time of iftar is often seen as a joyous time when the fast is broken. In different cultures, the fast is usually broken with dates, local cuisines, and traditional drinks. Often many restaurants offer Ramadan Special menus, or various food deals, inviting everyone to join in the experience of breaking a fast.