Ramadan Customs

Ramadan Customs

Arabs in Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are fasting and practicing their hearts and souls. Therefore, Ramadan is usually seen in Arab countries where many people place their carefully prepared food on the roadside for free for passers-by to express their charitable charity. In Saudi Arabia and the UAE from the month of Ramadan, many mosques provide free food to Muslims every night.

Commercial Activities and Features of Arab Countries in Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, Arab countries generally adjust the time of commute. Most companies in the UAE work from 8 am to 2 pm, and Saudi Arabia is required to start work at 10 a.m. The work efficiency of government agencies is low, and the activities of businessmen have also been reduced accordingly. Business activities in Arab countries usually take place in the evening. Merchants usually start business at 6 or 7 o'clock in the evening until late at night until 2 or 3 o'clock. Some restaurants and restaurants did not close until 4am. Food sales during Ramadan are particularly large. Food, clothing and household appliances have become the most demanding and best-selling products. In particular, around the week before Eid al-Fitr, sales of various festive goods on the market have increased significantly, which is the peak season for sales.

Special Tips for Non-Muslims in Ramadan

People who visit Arab and Islamic countries for visits and business activities during Ramadan must pay attention to: During the period from sunrise to pre-sunset, when Muslims perform fasting, they cannot smoke, drink or eat on the street or in public places. Otherwise, Muslims will be treated as disrespectful of their religious practices and even punished or detained in Saudi and Gulf countries. During Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, during the month of Ramadan, general restaurants are not allowed to operate during the day. In the restaurant of a star-rated hotel in Dubai, people can eat and smoke but they are not allowed to drink alcohol.

In view of the low efficiency of the Gulf Arab countries during the day during Ramadan, people are often not found. Therefore, those who conduct business visits and business negotiations should try to avoid visiting Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr

"Eid Mubarak" is both a celebration of the successful completion of "Ramadan" as a month of fasting, and a good example of a family meeting with Muslim families. On this day, Muslim men and women want to shower, burn incense, update clothes, go to mosques to participate in the ceremony, and listen to aunts to speak of “Valley” (teaching). After the completion of the service, every family must fry oily incense, mussels, and twists, and some still slaughter chickens and slaughter sheep to cook their own local cuisine with unique flavors. Such as Ningxia Huimin's stewed mutton, soup dumplings, mutton, sweet and sour squid; Xinjiang pilaf, grilled whole sheep; Lanzhou beef noodles, steamed chicken; Xi'an steamed mutton and so on. Friends and relatives meet each other and say “color two eyes” to each other. Some asked Auntie to read the Koran to the side of the tomb of their dead relatives and friends to mourn the death of their loved ones in order to mourn and pray that God’s mercy and deceased will enter heaven as soon as possible.