How europe is accommodating muslims
“In my experience, employers are usually very accommodating,” he says.
In his opinion, it would basically be to allow a flexible schedule during this month.
“What people usually do in several companies is changing shifts, holiday periods etc. The same is done for example at Christmas, where those who do not celebrate try to cover our peers who do,” she explains.
Elisa agrees that her usual schedule is the main difference during Ramadan.
The most difficult part is also the media controversy surrounding Islam.
But we live in France, a free country, where people respect each other and understand that we must live together.” Tez is a comedian who usually jokes about his own circumstances as a British Muslim and the prejudices against those who profess Islam.
Or like “The Big Iftar” that took place this week for the first time in the British Parliament.
At the same time, this postdoctoral researcher in molecular biology admits that what she likes best about Ramadan in Germany is the interest shown by non-Muslims: “They inform themselves and take it into account, simply because they like me (…).
They often also meet in group dinners for the celebration of , when they break fasting at sunset.
Sometimes these meetings are even interreligious to encourage dialogue, like the ones that Arco Forum and Casa Turca (‘Turkish Home’) have been organizing in Madrid for the past six years.
The “community spirit” is also what the British stand-up comedian Tez Ilyas (35) likes most about Ramadan. Although Ramadan is usually known to non- Muslims as the fasting month, for the Muslims Salam Plan has spoken to that aspect is almost the least important.
Muslim communities organize activities such as the soccer championships or long walks in the Spanish town of Melilla.