Skip to comments.Ignorant of Ramadan Etiquette? Here’s Help at Hand
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, UAEs largest training institute located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Eton said in a media statement, inviting the countrys 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.
Along with offering the rioters a beer when they show up...
Just did a double check of my grocery list for tomorrow. Bacon was at the top of it.
You mean they come to my pig roast? How rude! Oh well, they don’t know what they’re missing.
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!!!"
I will remain willfully ignorant as I do not live in a effing 7th century back-ass moon-god pedophile-promoting prophet country.
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.
Well so much for baby back ribs.
What if they are made from baby’s backs?
Which is, of course, why they always demand that the Infidel (May Jesus Be With Us)(MJBWU) refrain from military/defensive action during ramaHAMakwanzmas.
You mean shaking hands with the wiping hand (or vice versa) is not cool with ramadangadingdong? Just cannot keep up with muzzie protocol...........
Well, not exactly "the year", you know. How long before the 365 day year is controversial?
It seems like Ramadan rolls arounds every four months or so.
“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??”
Its Ramadan...doo..doo..doo..doo..diit (singing voice)
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!
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!!!”
I wonder if we’ll see obama eating on the campign trail during this time period.
Meantime, I hope no koranimal presumes to demand any type of koranimal ettiquette from me in my own country!