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Muslims welcome the holy month

Muslims welcome  the holy month


Amir exchanges Ramadan greetings with leaders of Arab and Islamic countries

Hisham al Jundi
Doha
The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani on Wednesday exchanged greetings on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan in telephone conversations with a number of Their Majesties, Excellencies, and Highnesses leaders of fraternal Arab and Muslim countries.
The Amir exchanged greetings with Amir of Kuwait HH Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah, HM King Abdullah II bin al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and HM King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco.
In addition, the Amir exchanged greetings with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi and HH Crown Prince Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah.
The Amir also exchanged cables of congratulations with a number of their majesties, excellencies, and highnesses leaders of Arab and Islamic countries on the advent fo the holy month of Ramadan.
Muslims all over the country thronged mosques to pray offer special Ramadan prayers Taraweeh and some set up tents for Ramadan.
People welcomed the holy month with decoration of their homes and places dedicated for their night gatherings. Mosques reverberated with ethe recital of takbeer as an announcement for the start of the holy month.
Special drinks such as Qamardine and Jallab were prepared, said Ahmed Hassan who just finished setting up a tent in his backyard.
He said many families set up tents to receive male guests so that the women will have the freedom of the house.
People crowded the market places to buy food and sweets for the first day family feast.
Sultan, a sweet shop worker, said they have introduced Qatayef, a special kind of sweets usually consumed during Ramadan, and the demand for it has gone now.
"We usually have people streaming in to buy Qatayef the hour before the iftar time," he said.
Moreover, some streets in Doha have been decorated with lights to give people an ambience of festivity.

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