As today marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan and since I’ve been living in the Middle East for more than 10 years, I thought a quick post wishing all my Muslim readers Ramadan Kareem was in order. When I first arrived in the Middle East, Ramadan was during the winter months (it starts approximately 11 days earlier every year) and I imagine the fasting was a lot less demanding than what it is now when temperatures in this region easily reach 45 degrees Celsius and the days are the longest. I always wondered about something and if any of you know this I would be grateful for an answer in the comments. How is the fasting done in a northern country where the sun does not set for much of the day?
The photo to the left was taken during my workshop with David and Bobbi in Oman and it portrays the inside of the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Muscat. It’s a beautiful mosque with exquisite interiors and the best part is that it is accessible to non-Muslim visitors. If you do pass through Muscat I highly recommend it!