Happy Ramadan to our Muslim Clients and Friends

Also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan, Ramadan marks the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar that lasts between 29 to 30 days depending on the visual sightings of the crescent moon. Practically every Muslim in Canada during this period customarily takes part in prayer, fasting, and charity-giving. Muslims who are fasting refrain from eating, drinking and having sexual relations from dawn to sunset.

Ramadan activities in Canada

Several Muslims in Canada abstain from eating during daytime. Fasting is among the significant religious duties and one of the Five Pillars of Islam.


The Fasting period is divided into prayer time and iftar, a meal time after sunset. Some mosques throw evening meals for the community so that Muslims can split their period for fasting during Ramadan. The meal for dinner is usually composed of lentils, chickpeas, and other beans.

Charity giving

Muslims are encouraged to participate in charitable deeds for the poor or the needy, and engage in some voluntary activities. This Muslim tradition ensues from their desire to widen the range of their compassion for starving and less fortunate people.


During Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to recite the entire Qur’an inside the mosques every night of Ramadan month. Some of them read the Qur’an after a recital of special prayers called Tarawih.


Muslim-owned businesses

Several business owners who share Islamic faith temporarily change the opening or operating hours of their establishments to adjust to Ramadan time for prayer.


Experience Ramadan in Canada

Non-Canadian or non-resident Muslims who like to welcome Ramadan in Canada or join their brothers and sisters in Islamic faith to fast, pray, and evaluate themselves for spiritual growth, can speak to our skilled immigration lawyers at Niren and Associates about immigration application.

Niren and Associates, a firm with offices across Canada and the United States, has been in immigration practice for over 15 years, and can certainly meet your immigration needs.

To learn what the firm can do for your case, you may call 1-866 929 0991 or send your email to [email protected].

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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About Fadi Minawi

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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