There are usually many iftar parties hosted by expatriates during Ramadan, but some believe these gatherings have lost their religious significance and are only used for self-promotion and entertainme
Authorities at Makkah and Madinah have reported a lower-than-expected turnout of worshippers who have registered for “itikaf” (total seclusion) at the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque.
The cost of Umrah packages are soaring during the latter part of Ramadan, whether for basic transportation and lodging or for high-end, five-star luxury hotels.
Two large mosques in the capital have made extensive arrangements for Muslims who would like to perform “itikaf” (meditative seclusion) during the last 10 of the holy month of Ramadan.
“I will really miss drinking sobia now that Ramadan is coming to an end.”
Civil Defense forces have been mobilized to implement the general emergency response plan since the beginning of Ramadan to deal with the influx of pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah,
Public and private sector workers have called on the government to review working hours for Muslims in Ramadan to improve productivity, including looking at evening shifts.
“There is a significant difference between how we receive Ramadan today and how we used to welcome Ramadan in the past, particularly as the advanced technology we enjoy today has tremendously weakened
The popular Ramadan festival opened here on Tuesday in Balad, which will this year feature traditional dishes, products of productive families, folk art and traditional dancing and singing.
The construction industry across the country has been hit hard by the soaring summer temperatures and Ramadan, with productivity down 40 percent and many projects delayed, say experts.
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