June 19, 2014
Muslim Cleric Offended by Commercialization of Ramadan
Muslims, they are a lot more like us than you think.
Daily Star:Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani condemned marketing propaganda for “creating deplorable links between Ramadan and recent entertainment programs,” in a statement Thursday.Ramadan, its like Christmas that starts in June and lasts all summer long. I hope it doesn't get in the way of all those Christmas in July car sales. What's next Sears' Eid White Sale?
“[The links] offended religious feeling and distorted the image of Ramadan, which occupies a high position of respect for Muslims,” said Qabbani, who opposed using religious occasions to promote media content.
According to the grand mufti, promotions across television and radio stations obliterate pure spirituality and transform Ramadan into a month of entertainment.
Ramadan 2014 begins in the evening ofIn participating locations only. ;-)
Saturday, June 28
and ends in the evening of
Monday, July 28
Dates may vary.