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Intercultural Competence Islam & Ramadan

March 10th, 2016

During Ramadan for business or on holiday in Islamic and Arab countries? Ramadan Knigge 2013: s is for about 1.4 billion Muslims of the Mauritania / Morocco to Malaysia / Inonesien celebrate the Holy fasting month of Ramadan on proper behavior, that is the most important month of the year; It is the month in which the Koran – so the Holy Scripture of Muslims – was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan is a time of abstinence and the distance to all material for Muslims. That finds expression through the fasting: during Ramadan, fasting is compulsory for Muslims: from sunrise to sunset eating, drinking and smoking, or the exchange of tenderness are prohibited. At the same time, Ramadan is a time of reflection and intensive carrying out his religious duties, as for example, the duration and number of daily prayers rises. At this time you should also as a non-Muslim in Islamic countries not publicly smoke, eat or drink, dress appropriately and modestly tolerance Act and respect the show, so, for example, not directly or publicly, because of strict fasting, especially in the summer and sometimes often limited, work performance or other constraints criticize if you heed Samir L.

Iranee’s tips for appropriate conduct in Muslim countries during Ramadan, one is on the safe side. Because in some countries, even the violations are punished by non-Muslims religious obligations such as smoke, eating and drinking ban in public with money – or even imprisonment. Travellers should therefore previously at the travel agency consult or just inquire locally. Note You must also, that with the beginning of Ramadan to its end and the subsequent holidays business life on land largely stands still and is partially restricted in the cities. Opening hours of authorities and offices (embassies and consulates), as well as the hours in the service sector and in the production are generally greatly reduced up to 40-60% of the normal Working time.


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