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Ignorant of Ramadan Etiquette? Here’s Help at Hand
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012

Posted on 07/14/2012 8:35:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Free Ramadan etiquette workshops to educate western and non-Arab expats in the UAE

The holy month of Ramadan marks a time of reflection, humility and fasting from sunrise to sunset for billions of Muslims around the world each year.

For Muslims, Ramadan is the holiest month of the year. It is a month for spiritual reflection, prayer, spending time with family and friends, as well as doing good deeds and being charitable.

For non-Muslims in the UAE and other Muslim countries, the 30 days of fasting falling into the month of July and August this year will be about respecting local culture and traditions.

But for foreign expats who are unaware of the significance of Ramadan and are at sea on how to conduct themselves during the period, Dubai-based Eton Institute will be organising its ‘Ramadan Etiquette’ workshops aimed at elucidating the mystery surrounding the holy month of Ramadan.

“This July, celebrate the spirit of Ramadan and educate yourself about the customs, festivities and all you need to know regarding this holy month with Eton Institute, UAE’s largest training institute located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi,” Eton said in a media statement, inviting the country’s non-Arab expats to attend its free seminars.

“In a bid to educate the community about the local culture and traditions associated with the holy month, Eton Institute has been successfully running the Free Ramadan Etiquette Workshops for over 5 years in Dubai. This year it extends its reach to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi,” it said in the statement.

“Every year, the response is amazing from the community. That is why we have extended the workshop to Abu Dhabi, to provide residents with the same knowledge of cultural awareness and customs that are observed during Ramadan that Dubai residents have benefited from, over the last five years,” explained Moaz Khan, Marketing Manager at Eton Institute.

“The 2-hour workshop covers topics such as identifying and acknowledging the Arab cultural and spiritual heritage, understanding the impact of values, biases and subjectivity on one's attitude, identifying and demonstrating appropriate cultural and spiritual sensitivity in one's approach, being familiar with important Arabic expressions and greetings, as well as being mindful of the etiquette to be observed during the holy month. There is a large community of expats who would like to educate themselves about respecting the local culture and traditions. These are all points that can only prove beneficial to any non-Muslim expat living in the UAE,” he added.

The workshop will be held in Abu Dhabi on July 10 (4pm to 6pm) at Eton Institute, near Khalifa Park and will in Dubai on July 11 (4pm to 6pm) at Eton Institute in Dubai Knowledge Village. Registrations are now open.


TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: etiquette; islam; ramadan

1 posted on 07/14/2012 8:35:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I suppose grilling a half-pig outside is right out.

Along with offering the rioters a beer when they show up...

/johnny

2 posted on 07/14/2012 8:38:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

Just did a double check of my grocery list for tomorrow. Bacon was at the top of it.


3 posted on 07/14/2012 8:40:35 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: nickcarraway

You mean they come to my pig roast? How rude! Oh well, they don’t know what they’re missing.


4 posted on 07/14/2012 8:41:02 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: nickcarraway
So, where I work, there's a lot of cab drivers, and the koranimals gather in the parking lot to mosque it up.

They've got an orange traffic cone they like to pray to, and I relish the opportunity to park right next to it. Oftentimes, when they're praying, I'll have a smoke next to my vehicle before departing, and if the cone they pray to is in the way of my door, well, they don't really expect me to wait for them, do they?

Oh sure, my vehicle has been keyed up, no surprise. But maybe for rama-lama-ding-don, I'll rev up the car a few times, lower the window and yell "I'M A JOOOOOOOO!!!"

5 posted on 07/14/2012 8:44:52 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: nickcarraway
Bacon dipped in chocolate at the Orange County Fair this weekend!
6 posted on 07/14/2012 8:46:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway
I can't quote chapter and verse to you at this late hour, but there's a passage, I think in one of the Haditha, to the effect that Ramadan is a great time for Jihad - i.e. killing. Please excuse me while I have a late-night sausage biscuit - pork is good!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 07/14/2012 8:50:40 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: nickcarraway

I will remain willfully ignorant as I do not live in a effing 7th century back-ass moon-god pedophile-promoting prophet country.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 8:59:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: nickcarraway
For non-Muslims in the UAE and other Muslim countries, the 30 days of fasting falling into the month of July and August this year will be about respecting local culture and traditions.

or else.

9 posted on 07/14/2012 9:11:57 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: nickcarraway

Nothing safer than a dehydrated, under-nourished muslim racing home at rush hour after working all day in 100+ degree weather. You’ll never see a report about that on the evening news though.


10 posted on 07/14/2012 9:17:56 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: JRandomFreeper
I suppose grilling a half-pig outside is right out. Along with offering the rioters a beer when they show up... /johnny
I just spit water on my keyboard! LMAO!
11 posted on 07/14/2012 9:55:11 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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My work here is done...

/johnny

12 posted on 07/14/2012 9:56:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

Well so much for baby back ribs.


13 posted on 07/14/2012 9:57:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: nickcarraway
So just when do they put up the Festivus Pole?
14 posted on 07/14/2012 10:01:39 PM PDT by Bob
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To: SkyDancer

What if they are made from baby’s backs?


15 posted on 07/14/2012 10:02:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ConorMacNessa

Which is, of course, why they always demand that the Infidel (May Jesus Be With Us)(MJBWU) refrain from military/defensive action during ramaHAMakwanzmas.


16 posted on 07/14/2012 10:05:02 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: nickcarraway

You mean shaking hands with the wiping hand (or vice versa) is not cool with ramadangadingdong? Just cannot keep up with muzzie protocol...........


17 posted on 07/14/2012 10:10:17 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: nickcarraway
For Muslims, Ramadan is the holiest month of the year.

Well, not exactly "the year", you know. How long before the 365 day year is controversial?

18 posted on 07/14/2012 10:30:27 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: nickcarraway

It seems like Ramadan rolls arounds every four months or so.


19 posted on 07/14/2012 10:33:58 PM PDT by T Minus Four
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To: nickcarraway

“Huma,
“Today I had a terrible day with the new President of Egypt.
I gave him the UN’s final demands, and my final demands. And, you know he had the balls to tell me to go F##k myself. What an evil bastard!

“Huma, whilst I bathe in saffron oil to get ready for you, would you be a dear, and go out and get me some Arkansas pork ribs for an eat-in dinner??”


20 posted on 07/14/2012 10:38:30 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: nickcarraway

Its Ramadan...doo..doo..doo..doo..diit (singing voice)


21 posted on 07/14/2012 10:56:41 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: nickcarraway

Ban Ramadan.

22 posted on 07/14/2012 11:21:10 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway
"“The 2-hour workshop covers topics such as identifying and acknowledging the Arab cultural and spiritual heritage..."

2 hours seems like more than enough time to cover the 1400 years of muslim cultural and spiritual heritage since most of it is rape, pederasty and murder. BYOB!

23 posted on 07/15/2012 3:56:19 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: South Hawthorne

Oh sure, my vehicle has been keyed up, no surprise. But maybe for rama-lama-ding-don, I’ll rev up the car a few times, lower the window and yell “I’M A JOOOOOOOO!!!”


Salt the area with bacon bits just before prayer time.


24 posted on 07/15/2012 4:00:21 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if we’ll see obama eating on the campign trail during this time period.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 4:02:59 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: nickcarraway
Next time I'm in Sandmaggot country, I will seek this article out.

Meantime, I hope no koranimal presumes to demand any type of koranimal ettiquette from me in my own country!

26 posted on 07/15/2012 7:14:32 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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