Ramadan is not just a month of abstinence. It also completely changes the daily life pattern. The holy month is more prominent in Qatar being a Muslim country. Since there are expatriates from across the world, they tend to have different and distinct experiences of celebrating
If ‘life’ was being served at an ice cream parlour and positive memories were toppings, I’m pretty sure there would be too many cherries on top. The good life is popularly characterised by a collection of mostly ‘happy’ experiences, with a dab of negative ones.
Community is defined as ‘a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common’ — but in reality it’s much more. Community is a feeling, and a sense. The true sense of community becomes most obvious at times when people come together to stand for a common cause
Ramadan is best enjoyed when it is experienced with its full essence and where the whole society becomes generous and humble. This is what Dominic Foley, a British Muslim and the Da’ee at Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque, likes about being in Qatar during Ramadan.
In a subterranean vault in a suburb of Paris lies a small, rarely seen metal cylinder known as Le Grand K. For 130 years, this golf-ball-sized hunk of 90% platinum and 10% iridium has served as the international prototype kilogram. That means it was the single physical object by which all other kilo