As more people who practice the Islamic faith continue to immigrate to the United States, the number of practicing Muslims in the workforce grows as well. Understanding the concept and practices around Ramadan, which is one of the most important times of the year in Islam, can help employers provide a more inclusive workplace.
Ramadan is more than fasting from dawn until sunset. It’s a time of serious spiritual devotion and introspection. It also provides Islamic adherents a chance to learn to control desires and practice self-discipline.
Learning the basics about the Islamic faith and Ramadan – as well as all the major faiths and cultures – should become a priority in modern, diverse workplaces.