Arab World: Welcoming Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is an important month in the Muslim calendar. During the month, aimed to teach believers spirituality and feeling the suffering of those less fortunate than themselves, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activities from dawn to sunset, as well as dedicate themselves to prayer and asking God for forgiveness for their past sins. Bloggers writing in Arabic celebrate the month, already in its first week, in this post, where we share some of the artistic creations used to greet their readers on the month.

From Egypt, Ahmed El Gamil posts this drawing, where he wishes his readers a blessed month:

Ramadan Wishes

Kuwaitism, meanwhile, celebrates the month by posting this photograph, showing expatriate workers in Kuwait:

Kuwait Expats

He then writes:

مبارك عليكم الشهر
و أحب أزف أطيب التهاني و التبريكات لكل الفراشين اللي يشتغلون بمطابخ الشركات بمناسبة الإجازة أو الراحة من هالمعازيب الحنة بالدوام! ماكو “راجو جيب قهوة” … “راجو جيب شاي”!
و عسا كل أيامكم أفراح و سعادة جميعا
Congratulations on the month!
I would like to greet all the office boys, who work in the kitchens of companies, on their holiday and break from the nagging of employers and their yelling: “Raju, bring me coffee,” and “Raju, bring me tea!”
I wish you all happiness.

And in Bahrain, Ba7rani87 celebrates Ramadan by posting this calligraphic work, which says Allah, or God:




  • Abdu

    did this workers in Kuwit offices get paid their salaries on time? just wondering! becasue i have lived in one of the Gulf countries where workers has to wait for few monthes before they get paid one month salary!
    although expected to report to work every day for six days work week!

  • qtya

    no abdu no body get paid in kuwait
    we all work 4 free
    maybe that’s why u left

  • Abdu

    is it not so sad? I keep asking my self over and over why! do they realy understand the suffering people go through leaving behind loved ones just to provide better life for their children and loved ones! what is wrong with these people? is this not against the teaching of Islam? I know prophet Mohamed PbH said if a person does work for you, you must pay him before his/her sweat dries.. that means you need to pay him/her on time.

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