Ramadan is about to start from 15th May 2018 to 14th June 2018. During this time, honorable Muslim brothers and sisters will take part in the Holy Month with fun. Fasting from sunrise to sunset will one of the five pillars of Islam. It is high time to have a deep understanding of this festival at the best.
What is Ramadan all about?
Ramadan has been considered to be the Holy Month in the Islamic Calendar that lasts for about 30 days. During this auspicious time, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. As the month is determined by the sight of the new moon, dates keep on changing on an annual basis. Both starts, as well as end dates, get declared on the basis of the appearance of the moon. It is interesting to learn that numerous Iftar and Suhoor events are set up all along the Gulf region. They are organized to bring the entire community altogether. People who have not committed to fasting may also join. Some of the best ways to get involved in this grand celebration include the following:
Exchanging greetings of Ramadan at the beginning of the month with the help of phrase Ramadan Kareem. It means “wishing you a happy and generous Ramadan”.
Getting involved with charitable activities and giving donations to Ramadan camps, care packages, and other charitable organizations. Fasting along with Muslim colleagues for a day and breaking it altogether enhances the overall glory of the celebration.
Dates of Celebration of Ramadan 2018: Important dates of the celebration of this occasion have been mentioned in a nutshell as under:
Ramadan – 15th May 2018 to 14th June 2018
Eid al-Fitr – 14th June 2018 to 17th June 2018
Eid al-Adha – 21st August 2018 to 24th August 2018
Iftar has been considered the meal that is used to break the fast after sunset. You may enjoy the consumption of dates along with dried fruits and Ramadan juices at the best prior heading to the evening prayer. Suhoor is the meal that is taken before sunrise, i.e., before the fasting starts. You will come across numerous hotels in UAE that host smaller buffets along with traditional activities and many more to mark the celebration with gusto.
What is the Etiquette in Association with Celebration of Ramadan 2018?
Each and every celebration of festival holds some etiquette in the association. Similarly, in Ramadan people who are not fasting need to abide by some rules. During Ramadan, drinking and eating in public is considered to be an offensive measure. Doing so may lead towards high penalty and punishment by the police.
Fasting marks the ongoing of any occasion. But it is not at all recommended by people who are suffering from serious medical conditions. Pregnant women, people under treatment and so on are exempted from fasting. But they are also not supposed to drink and eat openly in public. It is a strict rule that is applicable to all.
Rules Regarding Dress Code for the Holy Month of Ramadan:
Dress code during Ramadan must be casually provided that none of your body parts are visible. Both men, as well as women, need to dress in a conservative manner. Otherwise, it may offend viewers who are fasting. As it is a Holy month, it is requested to retain the holiness of the celebration at the best.
There is no restriction to carry on with your entertainment, but it is advisable to refrain one from listening to music at the loud range. It will be a better idea to listen to the music in a slow voice or by the aid of headphones.
Driving – Must be Done with Caution:
As sunset approaches, a lot of people will drive to mosques for breaking their fast. While driving, it is good to remain extra cautious and extra considerate on road. It is better to stay away from overtaking and using the horn in case somebody cuts you up. Playing music loudly in car ay lead towards distraction! It is better to play the music at low volume.
You need not be a Muslim brother to celebrate Ramadan. All you must have is a charitable mentality and respect towards the celebration. You must participate in this Holy Month to realize the sanctity in association with this celebration.