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A look at how Ramadan has evolved through the years

A look at how Ramadan has evolved through the years

Though the central tenets remain the same, we look at how Ramadan has changed through the ages As the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan has always meant days of fasting and abstinence giving way to evenings of prayer …

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Get to know Ramadan more and its essence

Get to know Ramadan more and its essence

New to Ramadan or want to brush up on the basics? Here’s everything you need to know about the holy month Ramadan, what’s that? It’s the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and when Muslims across the world spend 30 …

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How the spirit of Ramadan has remained for decades

How the spirit of Ramadan has remained for decades

From tradition  to modernity, we look back on past celebrations of   Ramadan to find that the spirit of the holy month  is as strong now as it ever was If you ask anyone about what Ramadan means to them …

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Can learning old languages give us a valuable new perspective?

Can learning old languages give us a valuable new perspective?

A university course is helping students delve into a unique dialect to learn more about Emirati culture and heritage A huge part of living in a foreign country is learning the language. Granted, the fact that most people here speak …

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How the UAE’s new lunar calendar merges the old with the modern

How the UAE’s new lunar calendar merges the old with the modern

Following years of intensive research, the UAE has unveiled a new lunar calendar to coincide with the Islamic New Year. Announced by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, the unified Hijri calendar of 1439 is the result of three years of …

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