The State Mosque

Established in 2011, Qatar’s State Mosque, renamed Imam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab Mosque, is the largest in Qatar. It’s built over 19,550 sq m on three levels with an area of 175,000 sq m, fitting more than 30,000 worshippers for prayers. The State Mosque is the most prominent mosque in the country, not only because…

Iftar—Old and New

Muslims around the world fast in the month of Ramadan during both summer and winter as the great 33 year cycle of the Islamic year revolves through the lunar calendar. Whether they are living in luxury or great hardship, the experience of sharing the end of the dawn to sunset fast at the iftar meal…

A Busy Time for Muslims

The rhythm and cadence of Islam permeates life in Qatar as the 12 months of the lunar calendar, now in the year 1433, revolve through the seasons fixing the time of prayer, fasting and celebration as Muslims venerate Allah (God). This monotheistic religion was founded with the first revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet…

Charity in Islam

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and is a duty performed on a regular basis. As an opportunity to share their excess wealth with those less fortunate than themselves, Islam requires Muslims to give 2.5% of their wealth to the poor every year. Muslims pay Zakat as an obligatory part of Ibadah, which is…

Ramadan Apps

Share The Meal With just a tap on your smartphone you can feed a hungry child. The app allows you to help children wherever you are and whenever you wish – while you’re enjoying dinner with your friends or during your lunch break at work. It costs USD0.50 to feed one hungry child for a…

It’s All About Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is when Muslims across the world fast completely during the daylight hours of each day until the maghrib (sunset) prayer, refraining from food and drink, and as well as intimate contact and smoking. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The Holy Quran was first revealed to Prophet…

Do’s and Don’ts

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar where Muslims worldwide observe as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.  Fasting is an obligation for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, travelling, pregnant, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding. The month lasts 29…

Ramadan Traditions

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is when the Prophet Mohammed was given the Qur’an. The word Ramadan is derived from rmd, which is an Arabic word for heat. The same root is used to refer to burnt earth, a hot climate or a lack of food. This relates to the daytime…

Healthy Ramadan Tips

Reduces Stress and Anxiety Fasting in the month of Ramadan can have many advantages for some individuals living with various psychological disorders such as mild degrees of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. According to Dr Suhaila Ghuloum, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), fasting, and the spiritual and social practices that accompany it, can…

Ramadan Recipe: Moroccan Lamb Mhammar (Lamb Shoulder)

CHEF FAOUZI ALOUI Chef De Cuisine – Banquets Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Chef de Cuisine, Chef Faouzi Aloui from Tunisia, with his extensive experience in banqueting and events brings a unique flavour to the culinary team of Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel. Chef Faouzi has over 15 years of International experience in the…

Marhaba Listing: Iftar & Suhoor 2017

GET THE UPDATED LISTINGS HERE!  Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Ramadan Kareem at Azraq: Savour a wife variety of delightful cuisine and Ramdan specialties as you listen to the dulcet tones of our Arabic band, while dining in style in the chic indoor tent or alfresco with fabulous views across the gulf. Iftar: Sunset – 9…

Ramadan Recipes

Chef Waleed Saied Abd Alwahab El Behary, Oriental Chef, Crowne Plaza Doha—The Business Park Dish: Arabian Lamb Majboos Serves: 4 persons Ingredients 2 cups basmati rice ½ kg fresh lamb shank 2 white onion finely chopped 2 medium size fresh tomato – chopped 1 piece green bell pepper, chopped: 1 pcs ½ inch of fresh ginger 4…