Ramadan Kareem

Today is the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, after the crescent moon was sighted at nightfall. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted

This month, is Islam”s holiest month during which believers fast from the crack of dawn to sunset. Fasting is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam.

During the daylight hours, eating, smoking, drinking and sexual relationships for married couples are prohibited.

Businesses and offices reduce working hours during the day but usually open in the evenings.

Non-muslim expatriates (like me) should refrain from eating and smoking in public during the day as sign of respect for the citizens of the host country else…

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6 Responses to “Ramadan Kareem”

  1. 1 ipanema September 23, 2006 at 9:03 pm

    The dawn prayer just finished. After this, their next meal will be at 6 pm when they break their fast.

    It’s also the same here myepinoy but a bit relaxed than in your location. However, there had been Pinoys arrested while eating in public.

    Are you fasting with them? 🙂

  2. 2 myepinoy September 24, 2006 at 6:20 am

    IPANEMA: We (expat non-muslim) are sort of fasting also as eating in public is not allowed. Restaurants are closed during the day.

    Thank you.

  3. 3 NOSTALGIA MANILA September 24, 2006 at 10:42 am

    Need a break from today?



    LINK UP and give me five! 😉

    Maraming salamat!

  4. 4 myepinoy September 25, 2006 at 12:02 am

    Nostalgia Manila: Thank you. You have a very interesting blog. I love your music. Good luck to your group AKADIA.

    Salamat ulit.

  5. 5 NOSTALGIA MANILA September 26, 2006 at 11:04 am

    Maraming salamat rin MyePinoy!

  6. 6 She6anah September 30, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    I don’t mind seeing anyone eating in front of me in Ramadhan =D,, at work, the Philippinas say “am sorry” if WE entered the room while they’re eating. Like it’s their fault! Anyways! =)

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