I was lucky enough to spend the past 4.5 years of my career in Dubai. During this time, I embraced a different culture, immersed myself in understanding and educating myself around the Muslim Religion and the celebrations that complement the Faith.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Muslim colleagues and their families for the kindness shown to me during my time as an expat.
Our different faiths had the same outcome inclusivity for all.
You may be unaware of the generosity of spirit that is displayed during Ramadan in the Muslim world.
I had the honour and pleasure to work on food bank distribution, for those less fortunate and witnessed my Muslim colleagues and friends, give money and gifts to those less fortunate.
Fasting is not about disappointment or deprivation, it is a form of discipline, and the opportunity to achieve clarity and a deeper connection with faith.
Ramadan is a time of reflection, some may choose to use the month to start anew, some make resolutions to be kinder. Ramadan is all about being the best YOU possible – Something, I know I have learnt from.
In addition, I highly recommend attending the amazing Iftar’s, with friends.
To all my Muslim friends, and colleagues across the world, when Ramadan commences tomorrow 2nd April, I will be thinking of you, remembering all you taught me about Ramadan, and thank you for the love and kindness you have shown and taught me. We all should take time to reflect, be humble and be the best versions of US, we can be.
As-salamu alaykum – RAMADAN KAREEM