Month: June 2015
Ramadan at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi
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Take a break
Life moves at a crazy pace. At times I feel the 5W’s of journalism is immaterial in our day-to-day life. Who we are, What we do, When do we have time for ourselves, Where are we moving to, Why life is like this these days?
No one has time for the other. The stories we were taught about birds and tiny creatures storing their bits and pieces of grains for survival during the monsoon season, when it is normally tough to get supplies, were simple management techniques driven hard into our mind to preserve for a tougher time.
Do we have such an ideology to teach for the young generation these days? I don’t think so. Everything is impulsive and instantaneous. You buy the latest phone and within a few months change it with a new model. Same with cars.
I think there is a need to slow down, relax and enjoy the precious moments with peace and harmony.
ISC Abu Dhabi all set for 2nd Holy Quran Recitation Open Competition.
In Commemoration of the Death Anniversary of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Father of the Nation, India Social & Cultural Centre is proud to organize the prestigious 2nd Holy Quran Recitation Open Competition in association with General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments commencing from 24th June till 6th July, 2015.
The event owing to its importance is expected to draw a large audience from Arab / Asian communities.
The Patron of the Organizing Committee is Capt. Mohammed Yousef Al Khouri and the event is benevolently supported by UAE Business Community .
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Suhail Bin Obaid Al Maktoum, Ruling family member from Dubai will inaugurate the event on 24th June, 2015 at 10:45pm. Also will attend Dr. Yusuffali M.A. Managing Director, Emke Lulu Group & Chairman, Board of Governors of ISC and Mr. Adeeb Ahamed CEO, Lulu International Exchange and Patron Governor of ISC.
Prayer facilities are arranged at ISC. There will be bus pick up and drop off from, Indian Islamic Centre and General Post office (MadinatZayed).
We request your active participation and support in this event to make it a grand success
Lower the height of signboards – Letters to the editor – The National Dt 22 June 2015
The new Onwani system will make it easier for people to access every location in Abu Dhabi. What we have to do now is get used to this change.
However, I would like to point out that the signboards with the building numbers and QR codes have been placed too high. This makes it difficult for short people or those of average height to access them to scan the QR codes.
Lowering the height of these boards will enable everyone to make use of the QR facility.
Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
To read it in original, visit The National online
The Holy Month of Ramadan is here again. The religious aura it brings along is beyond explanation. Everyone tends to fall in to a spiritual routine and discipline automatically. It also adds up to an ambitious effort each day to remain focused and composed. Angry words and actions will become a history. Efforts to meet colleagues, friends or family each evening to break the fast become automatically a team-building effort towards positiveness in life.
When it rains in Mumabi, it rains cats and dogs. However, the mumbaikars take it with a rainy spirit, the more it rains, the more they seem to enjoy. Here are some of my Mumbai rain clicks. Enjoy it. Your comments are highly appreciated. You may like it, you may share it with your friends.
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For non-Muslims, it’s all about minding others
When in public, refrain from:
> Eating and drinking
> Chewing gum
> Playing loud music
> Wearing revealing or tight clothing
> Be yourself in private
> Participate in social events
> Try fasting
> Go to an iftar meal
> Drive more cautiously
> Make the most of it
Eid Al Fitr — The feast marking the end of Ramadan. Greet others saying ‘Eid Mubarak’
Zakat Al Fitr — Prescribed amount of money obligatory on every Muslim to feed one poor person in his region for one day.
Working with Muslim colleagues
> Understand that it is the most special month in a Muslim’s calendar
> Greeting colleagues with Ramadan Kareem is a nice way to cross into a new culture
> Working hours in some companies end earlier during Ramadan
> Try to avoid the following arrangements with your Muslim colleagues:
. Meetings, which include lunch
. Meetings extending after 5pm
. Department parties (or social events) during Ramadan
> It is common to take vacation during the last week of Ramadan
> The Eid holiday is a day off, especially for those with family
> If invited to share Iftar, accept it, it will be fun!
In addition to Suhoor and Iftar, other typical Ramadan activites include:
Visitation — social gatherings such as visiting relatives, sharing food with neighbours, friends and the poor
Taraweeh — optional prayer at early night (20-21 hrs)
Reciting — reading of the Quran during free time
Qiyam — optional late night prayers in the last 10 days
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