We are introducing our new range of personalised Ramadan Calendars to the market to encourage business owners to celebrate Ramadan with their customers and raise awareness of this important event.
It’s a small gesture, but a great way to bring family and friends together during Iftar (fast-breaking meal) as well as showing appreciation to your customers that follow this tradition. We think it’s a great product for businesses that are consciously looking for ways to thank their customers but want to try something different from the mundane “flyer offers” and “discount codes”. This product offers an opportunity to connect with your customers on a human level.
When does Ramadan happen?
The holy month of Ramadan is one of the most eagerly awaited months in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan happens in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Normally Ramadan happens during the months of near May and June, depending on a moon-sighting methodology.
What is Iftar and Suhoor?
Fasting is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, and during this Islamic holy month, Ramadan happens. As part of the month Ramadan, Muslims will fast every day from sunrise to sunset. Having a pre-dawn meal is known as Suhoor, and a fast-breaking meal is eaten after sunset known as Iftar.
What are the Iftar traditions?
Traditionally, the fast is broken with a sweet treat like dates or something small before the daily evening prayer. Besides Muslims fasting, another of the pillars of Islam is the ritual prayer, which is performed five times a day. This is done throughout the year, and one of the daily prayers is done at sunset. So often, fasters will break the daily fast with dates or a small bit of food, pray the evening prayer, and then eat a full Iftar meal.
What else should you know about Iftar?
Muslims follow a halal diet all year-round, so the Iftar meal will never ever include pork, alcohol, or other forbidden foods.
Common greetings during Ramadan?
During Ramadan, common greetings that are said are “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem” which means “blessed Ramadan” or “happy Ramadan”. Feel free to use these greetings with your Muslim friends, and don’t be nervous if you get it wrong. They’ll still like that you tried! Ramadan always comes bearing with wonderful gifts and blessings that are there for the taking.