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Sultanate is a podcast where we discover new and exciting destinations within the Sultanate of Oman that are beyond the tourist route; as well as finding unique ways to enjoy the Omani hospitality like a local.
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029: Audio Postcard Ruwi
Here in the Muslim world it is the holy month of Ramadan, where worshipers fast during daylight hours to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Mohamed. The major mosques in the sultanate host post-fast meals called Iftar which take place at sunset and before the Maghrab prayer. For this audio postcard I’m here in Ruwi, which is the business district of Muscat, observing the moments before Maghrab and Iftar. In the parking lot of Sultan Qaboos Mosque, an area is cordoned off for a communal feast of rice and grilled chicken. There are hundreds of participants here all seated in long straight rows, sitting on ground mats in front of large round aluminum platters folding their feast. Near the platters are large bottles of cold water, cartons of laban (a yogurt buttermilk) and dates. Officially the fast ends as soon as the Muezzin starts the Adhan. Everyone breaks fast together. Ruwi Drama So, I specifically went to Sultan Qaboos Mosq...... head over to the website to read about the full drama. Follow the show and find more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Do you like what you hear? Be sure to tell a friend and tell me what you like in the comments at www.beyondtheroute.com. You can also leave the show a review on iTunes. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.Read more »