Here comes the holy fasting month of Ramadan for our fellow Muslim friends. This is the month whereby Muslims are required to fast from dawn to sunset and perform religious duties, such as reading the Quran. As a Malaysian, we should definitely show our respects to the Muslims during Puasa month! Here’s a list of the do’s and don’ts during the fasting month.
1. Join your Muslim friends to fast and buka puasa dinner
In Malaysia, we should show our unity by mixing in the cultures of other races. Hence, it is a good chance for us to bond with each other during this puasa month! On top of that, you get to try the mouth-watering dishes prepared by your Muslim friends for buka puasa.
2. Be considerate to our fellow Muslims friends
It is always nice to greet and be considerate to those who are observing the holy month
of Ramadan. During the period of fasting, the Muslims will often feel tired or lack of energy. Therefore, play a small part to cheer for them by simply greeting them “Selamat Puasa” or things that are appropriate to say.
3. Visit Ramadan bazaar
As a Malaysian, it would be such a waste if you did not visit the month long Ramadan bazaar! There are various types of foods and drinks that you can get from there. It would be even nicer if you get some things from the Ramadan bazaar for your Muslim friends as a sign of kinship.
1. Do not eat & drink in front of the Muslims
During the puasa month, Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink during the day. Therefore, it will not be nice to perform such acts in front of them when they’re fasting especially in public spaces such as train stations or in the middle of the walkway in a shopping mall.
2. Do not be rude
Imagine if you’re the one who is fasting, would you like it if others treat you rudely when you’re already feeling exhausted throughout the day? Be patient to those who are fasting especially when you’re on the road after working hours.
3. Do not create fights
Muslims value to mend their relations with everyone despite of the mistakes on the part of others. So, do not pick up fights or create misunderstandings among each other. We should also support their values by reflecting on our actions, too!