Ramadan Mubarak

(c) Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran / Unamid

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone, especially my Muslim colleagues, a Ramadan Mubarak.  In these times I think it is good to reflect not only on Ramadan, a period of spiritual re-dedication and renewal for the estimated 1.9 billion Muslims worldwide, but also on the religion of Islam itself.  In the…

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Avoiding A Ramadan Riot in Afghanistan

Avoiding A Ramadan Riot in Afghanistan by @RonRisdonAuthor #Ramadan #Eid #Afghanistan

In Islamic countries, it is customary to pay a Ramadan bonus, much like a Christmas bonus.  It is usually equal to one month’s salary and is handed out just before the Eid celebrations. The second year I was in Afghanistan, on the last working day before Eid we had issued the bonus to all the…

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