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Everything you wanted to know about Ramadan but were too afraid to ask!

Everything you wanted to know about Ramadan but were too afraid to ask!

Here are the answers to some of the questions you just haven't been able to ask about Ramadan. Now you can show off your knowledge and also know why the people around you do what they do during the holy month every year!

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How one Qatar-based author is bringing the story of Eid Al-Fitr to the world

How one Qatar-based author is bringing the story of Eid Al-Fitr to the world

When Doha-based expat Omer Naqi sat down to write his first children’s book, little did he know that an international road-show was in the cards. The idea behind the My Eid Mubarak Storybook was one of celebration and education and, after a recent Ramadan book reading at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, ILQ sat down with Naqi to learn more about its impact.

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Sunrise to sunset: A day in the life of a Muslim family during Ramadan

Sunrise to sunset: A day in the life of a Muslim family during Ramadan

Ever wondered how people from different backgrounds celebrate Ramadan in Qatar? Here are some insights into a Bengali household’s Ramadan traditions brought to you by ILQ’s Nushrat Anjum.

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Visiting mosques in Qatar: A short guide for expats

Visiting mosques in Qatar: A short guide for expats

Non-Muslim expats in Qatar looking to learn more about Islam, a tour or visit to a mosque can be a great place to start – and Doha is home to several that are popular destinations for tourists due to their architectural marvels. ILQ’s Wajeeha Malik shows you how to organize a tour and what cultural etiquette tips to keep in mind.

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Top 5 Ramadan essentials in a Muslim household

Top 5 Ramadan essentials in a Muslim household

Time is flying by and we're almost halfway through with Ramadan! In the spirit of the Holy month, here are some of the behaviors and practices that are unique to households celebrating Ramadan!

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Top 5 Ramadan apps for an easier, more productive Holy Month!

Top 5 Ramadan apps for an easier, more productive Holy Month!

If you've been behind with your prayers or fitness during Ramadan, download these apps and make the most of the last few days of the Holy month!

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Ramadan health-link: How to fast safely when you have diabetes

Ramadan health-link: How to fast safely when you have diabetes

For those living with diabetes, the Holy Month of Ramadan poses its own set of challenges. Is there a safe way to observe your fast while managing your diabetes? ILQ sat down with Dr. Abdulla Al Hamaq, Executive Director of the Qatar Diabetes Association to find out!

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Ramadan insights: Who is exempt from fasting?

Ramadan insights: Who is exempt from fasting?

There are many misconceptions about who fasts during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and who doesn’t. Who is exempt from fasting? What are the reasons for not fasting? Does every Muslim fast, no matter the health consequences? Definitely not. Instead of listing everyone who must fast, ILQ explores those who don’t have to, or are even prohibited from fasting during Ramadan!

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Top 5 Ramadan dishes from around the Arab world

Top 5 Ramadan dishes from around the Arab world

Food not only brings people together, but also makes people happy. ILQ brings you the top 5 Ramadan dishes from the Arab world! Read on to find out what they are!

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Your weekly acts of kindness for a benevolent Ramadan

Your weekly acts of kindness for a benevolent Ramadan

Can’t get enough of ILQ’s acts of kindness for Ramadan? Want to try to master them all, together with your friends and family? Or, are you simply challenging yourself to be the very best and kindest? Click here for our second week of good deeds you can be practicing this Ramadan.

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How expats embrace Ramadan in Qatar

How expats embrace Ramadan in Qatar

Whether you’re a Muslim who’s observing Ramadan, or a non-Muslim expat learning more about its traditions for the first time, Qatar’s diverse community embraces the Holy Month in a variety of ways. ILQ’s Wajeeha Malik shows us how we all can celebrate in its customs.

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Staples of Ramadan: The top 10 health benefits of dates

Staples of Ramadan: The top 10 health benefits of dates

We see them everywhere across Arabia and, for centuries, the mighty date has long been a staple that’s sustained its civilizations. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims traditionally break their fast with dates due to their rich sugar content. However, there are many other health benefits to this majestic fruit that you may not know of…. Want to know more? Give us a click!

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How to stay healthy and fit while fasting this Ramadan

How to stay healthy and fit while fasting this Ramadan

As we welcome the annual celebration of Ramadan, ILQ helps you find out how you can stay active, healthy, and avoid over-indulging around all those sweet temptations on offer! So give us a click and read on!

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Why Garangao is one of Ramadan’s most one-of-a-kind celebrations

Why Garangao is one of Ramadan’s most one-of-a-kind celebrations

Marking the mid-way point of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Garangao is one of the more unique Gulf traditions, where festivities, games, gifts, and treats for children are doled out to celebrate their achievement at fasting. ILQ’s Rumana Shaikh breaks down the Top 5 customs of Garangao , which will fall on Friday, June 9, 2017, and tells you which activities you can look forward to this weekend!

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Easy and Basic Ramadan Recipes Save the Day!

Easy and Basic Ramadan Recipes Save the Day!

The Holy Month of Ramadan is here and those who are in charge of making sure that the Iftar is perfect, we all know how difficult it is to keep the hungry wolves happy. ILQ being your best friend, we have put together a few recipes that will keep you and your guests happy!

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Health tip: How to Avoid Overeating During the Holy Month of Ramadan

Health tip: How to Avoid Overeating During the Holy Month of Ramadan

Ramadan is a time for self-discipline and self-control yet many people end their fast with a feast and end up putting on weight during this period of refrainment. Here's a guide on how to avoid complications and nuances caused by overeating.

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Katara Ramadan Festival hosts 75 activities

Katara Ramadan Festival hosts 75 activities

To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari shareholding company and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar has decorated the island’s several roads, trees, lamp-posts and concrete structures with festive lighting.

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Ramadan Fashion: Where to Find Jalabiyas and Kaftans

Ramadan Fashion: Where to Find Jalabiyas and Kaftans

This is the season for jalabiyas (long embellished dresses), which are stylish, elegant, and comfortable, and kaftans (similar to jalabiyas but a little more casual). They are usually priced very differently ranging from a couple hundred riyals to a couple thousand for the more elaborately designed ones.

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Festive lighting at the Pearl-Qatar

Festive lighting at the Pearl-Qatar

Katara: The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara unveiled its 2016 Ramadan program under the theme of "Human Creation in the Holy Quran", during a press conference on Sunday morning held by...

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Things you should try doing this week of Ramadan

Things you should try doing this week of Ramadan

Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims worldwide, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is observed with piety, charity and good deeds in Qatar. Celebrations continue for an entire month and the variety in food and activity options are wide. So, we thought of...

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Activities Everyone Can Partake in During Ramadan

Activities Everyone Can Partake in During Ramadan

Many people might wonder what kind of things they can do during the holy month of Ramadan. During the day, most stores and restaurants are closed and a majority of Qatar’s population fasts until sunset. Many who...

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