However, millions of Muslims quick and go about their everyday routines each and every year regardless of all odds. And regardless of the temperature anticipated to hover about 48°C in and about Muscat, Muslims are prepared to take up the challenge. “The hotter it gets the thirstier and more fatigued you get, which makes each passing hour more difficult than the last but everybody is excited. Hence, there is no question of anyone skipping fast except those who work outdoors. But the rest of us are committed to fast no matter how hot it gets,” stated Bader al Harthy, a government employee and a single of the numerous Muslims acquiring prepared to quick throughout Ramadan.
According to the Met workplace, temperature throughout Ramadan will soar. “The months of May and June are usually hot. From May 17 to June 15, the temperature in and around Muscat will increase to as much as 48°C. The rest of the country will also experience around 40°C,” a met official told Muscat Daily.
The official also stated there are possibilities of a tropical cyclone throughout the period. “During May and June this year, there may be a tropical cyclone which would bring winds and rains. “This will be the first time a cyclone will be seen during Ramadan,” the official stated.
The extended summer time days bring much more challenges for outside workers and labourers to observe quick. Hence, some workers finish their quick early or skip it as they discover it tough to continue fasting in the heat. “Sometimes it is difficult to work in such hot conditions without water. I usually break fast when working outdoors during the day. It is not a must to fast when working in extreme conditions,” Mohammad Elyas, a Bangladeshi mason stated.
Clerics say it is fine to break the quick in tough situations and that Islam provides exemptions from fasting as extended as a individual tends to make up for the days later right after Ramadan.
Information Source: Muscat Daily