Yes, absolutely. And also Eid Mubarak from me for the 19th, because I'll be otherwise occupied on that day. :-)
I'll go along with that too. Carole.
Yes, wish a very blessed month of Ramadan and strength in the time of fasting and reflection.
Ditto from me: a safe and peaceful month for all our members who observe it.
I'm adding my voice here too. Peace & Joy!
I'm cycling through Malaysia right now which is roughly 57% muslim and i just got back from the big ramadan market in Johor Bahru which is on every night during ramadan in most malaysian towns. Now for another 3 weeks of cycling through the country and i really look forward to see how that will be. So far not really felt it that much except that all the chinese eateries are very busy during the daytime when the malays close their restaurants. And now i will go down the street and watch a football game on tele and have myself a ramandan beer.
Happy (Ramadhan) fasting month. Be strong and holy between Imsak and maghrib during Ramadhan. Feel the compassion, feel the poor who are hungry, teach yourself discipline. Celebrate and ask for forgiveness during Idul Fitri with your love one.
Claus, nice to see that you're having a good time. Here in the Gulf things are very different during Ramadan: most restaurants and cafes are closed during the day, and eating/drinking/smoking in public is forbidden and punishable with fines (this isn't a religious "law"... it's the governments here who have decided to be strict) so there's not really much for us to do during the day... shopping malls are pretty much empty during the day and crazy busy after sunset.
The heat and humidity in the Gulf, and the heat here in Sudan mean nobody wants to do anything as they have no energy. It is a time to reflect.