By Nour Al-Ali
Ramadan is a month of increased tolerance and spirituality. It is also a month of cuisine exploration and socialization with friends from other cultures and beliefs. With over 100 nationalities residing in the UAE, it is only natural to explore other cultures and their cuisines. And what better time to do that than Ramadan?
Ramadan Kareem once again to all our American University of Sharjah community. It is now a little over a week now since the Holy Month of Ramadan started and it looks like everyone is kind of adjusted already to the Ramadan routine.
Ramadan is here again and we want to wish you all Ramadan Kareem. As one of the five pillars of Islam, Siyam or fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan is obligatory to all adult Muslims except those who are exempt, such as those who are sick, etc. Even though this time around it comes again in the middle of the summer, we hope all our AUS community members will try to make the best of it and enjoy the experience.
A year ago, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) community was left reeling by the sudden and unexpected death of Dr. Ibrahim El Sadek, former Associate Dean of the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, who died on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Current and former AUS students, faculty and staff took to social media to express their condolences for his passing and to pay their tributes to this legendary professor.