Muslims welcome the holy month May 17, 2018 0 4010 12345 Amir exchanges Ramadan greetings with leaders of Arab and Islamic countries Hisham al JundiDohaThe 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. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Amir accepts Erdogan's invitation to attend OIC summit on Palestine May 17, 2018 0 2135 Workers' residence building opens in Al Shamal May 17, 2018 0 1904 22 shops fined for misuse of slogans and symbols: MEC May 17, 2018 0 1170 Amir to receive Ramadan well-wishers today Doha The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani will receive well-wishers on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan at Al Wajba Palace on Thursday, right after Taraweeh prayers, the Amiri Diwan announced on Wednesday. The .. FM, Pompeo discuss efforts to combat terror financing QNA Doha Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed efforts being made to combat terrorism and its financing, in a .. No increase in freight charges, thanks to direct shipping lines Asif Iqbal Doha Despite the unjust blockade of Qatar lingering on, there has been no hike in freight charges, thanks to the opening of the Hamad Port and introduction of direct shipping lines to many countries. Consumer ..