Tag Archive: Ramadan

Slumbering Days

It is just after 4 am. The first call to prayer for the day invades my dreams. It is the first day of Ramadan. The first day of fasting for millions of Muslims around the world.… Continue reading

Slowing Down For Summer

It is that time of the year again when a lull falls over life in the UAE. The sweltering heat of summer urge many expats who can, to either return to their home countries for a visit,… Continue reading


Today is the first day of Shawwal, when Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated, marking the end of Ramadan. The time of fasting is over, and celebrations is the order of the day. On this day Muslims gather in… Continue reading

A Time of Fasting

During the month of Ramadan in around 610 CE Muhammad ibn Abdallah, forty years old, a family man and a respected merchant in Mecca, retreated to a cave on the summit of Mount Hira,… Continue reading