Ibri revives age-old Ramadan tradition

  • Date: 30-Mar-2024
  • Source: Muscat Daily
  • Sector:Real Estate
  • Country:Oman
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Ibri revives age-old Ramadan tradition

Residents and visitors come together in a display of communal harmony for a group iftar in Harat al Shanadid in the heart of Ibri, Dhahirah.Muscat – In the quaint old quarter of Harat al Shanadid in the heart of Ibri, Dhahirah, residents and visitors alike came together in a display of communal harmony for a group iftar, breathing life into an age-old Omani custom that defined the holy month of Ramadan.

The gathering, set against the backdrop of Ibri’s historic market and fort, underscores the deep-rooted cultural significance of such events in Omani society.

Shihab al Shandoudi, a resident of Harat al Shanadid, shared his insights with Muscat Daily, reflecting on this cherished tradition. “Communal iftars in Harat al Shanadid, an archaeological wonder of Ibri, were a longstanding custom. These epitomised the unity and mutual respect that bound Omani villages together, offering a platform for the community to share a meal, exchange greetings and celebrate the spirit of Ramadan,” Shandoudi said.

He further highlighted the architectural harmony of the area, where homes and historical landmarks, such as the traditional mud entrances known as ‘sabahat’, stand as a testament to Oman’s rich heritage.

The event saw participation of over 150 individuals, including local families, expatriates