What is Ramadan and when does it fall?
When we speak of Ramadan Month, we speak of an annual spiritual event so serious that it impressively engulfs the entire Muslim Ummah in a religious season surpassing any annual event in the world.
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, Al-Hijrah. This calendar is based on the lunar system.
How many days is Ramadan
Ever since the Lawgiver (Shaari'e) prescribed fasting, the method and the process of ascertaining the knowledge about the starting and the ending time of fasting has been to physically sight (ru'eyah), the new crescent moon (hilal) of Ramadan. Thus, when the birth of the new moon, of the month of Ramadan is ascertained, the fast begins.
The fast ends with the birth of the hilal of the tenth month, Shawwal. In the event that clouds, smog, or fog block the sky, preventing eye sighting of the hilal, we compute the days of the month. If after, or on the evening of, the twenty-ninth day of Sha'aban, we are unable to sight the hilal of Ramadan, due to cloudiness or obstruction in the sky, we will complete Sha'aban thirty days, and the fast begins the next morning.
Similarly, if after the 29th of Ramadan, we are unable to sight the hilal of Shawwal due to cloudiness or obstruction, we complete Ramadan 30 days. The next day becomes 'Eidul Fitr, the Festival of Fast-Breaking.
What is the culture and the religions intention behind Ramadan
Every year, more than one billion Muslims around the globe observe the importance of the month of Ramadan. This time of the year is a time for reflection, devotion to God, and self-control. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims show their devotion to God by fasting, or abstaining from food.
For Muslims, fasting is a very important component of Islam. The benefits of fasting for Ramadan are numerous. The most important, though, is the idea that through the self-control of fasting one can pay special attention to his spiritual nature.
Ramadan is an important time for Muslims, not simply because it helps develop a closer relationship with God, but also because Ramadan is a time to think about those who are less fortunate. Another goal of fasting for Ramadan is to experience hunger in sympathy for those without food. It is a way that many Muslims learn thankfulness and appreciation for what they
What are Social Restrictions and code of conduct during Ramadan?
In respect of the Holy month of Ramadan, we request you to be guided by the following:
- Dressed modestly whilst making your way to and from the Pool Beach facilities.
- Swim wear should only be worn in the Pool, Beach & the Gardens.
- Ensure that you are appropriately dressed when visiting Dubai city of the other Emirates.
- Eating, drinking and smoking in public areas is restricted during the Fasting period. This is from sunrise to sunset.
- Food or drinks should only be consumed in the designated areas during the Fasting period.
- Alcoholic beverages will not be served at the Pool Bar, Infinity Bar or any of the satellite bars within the gardens.
There will be no food service at the pool throughout the period of Ramadan