Members of the Algerian community in Qatar live in a wonderful atmosphere on the first days of the holy month of Ramadan, as many of them prefer to spend the holy month in Qatar because of the wonderful atmosphere here in Doha, where the diversity of activities and events, whether religious or tourist, and the diversity of its restaurants and hotels. “” met an Algerian family residing in Doha, and experienced with them the atmosphere of Algerian families to welcome the holy month, the most famous traditional dishes in Algeria at the Ramadan table, and the customs that follow breakfast until the time of Suhoor. The family of the Algerian media, Nawal Al-Qadi, confirmed that Doha Al-Khair brought us Muslims together with our brothers of all nationalities, so we share with them several things and introduce them to our customs and traditions. We participate in many activities and demonstrations. . Nawal Al-Qadi – the Algerian Heritage Ambassador abroad – said that the atmosphere in Ramadan in Qatar is wonderful and very unique, and she and her family often prefer to spend the month of Ramadan in Qatar because they have full time to experience the Ramadan atmosphere, which begins with gathering at the table at the time of breaking the fast, and then performing Tarawih prayers, then Carrying out visits to relatives, friends and loved ones among the members of the community, to spend the evenings that extend in some days to the time of the pre-dawn meal. And she continued: «Ramadan evenings in Qatar, in which time is available, in order to enjoy many activities. Everyone knows that Doha does not sleep at night, even our children participate in many activities in this holy month, such as Quran memorization competitions. In Qatar, we, the Algerian community, are like one family, especially in Ramadan. We often meet in Algerian sessions, during which we revive some of the traditional customs of Ramadan in Algeria, as if we were in our homeland. Al-Qadhi talked about the habit of “buggles”, and she said: Many here in Qatar did not know the meaning of “buggles”, but we taught them its meaning and how to play it and they became addicted to it like my friends from other countries, but since we talked about this habit, let me explain it to people who do not know it and do not know its story In the old days, the women of Algiers and the Kasbah used to gather in Ramadan evenings and make “Al-Fal”, that is, they were optimistic at the time when their husbands and male children were in the sea to fish and bring a source of livelihood, so they were waiting for their return for weeks and months, and from here the Algerian women invented this game to spend their spare time Waiting for their husbands to return from hunting trips, these grocers usually spent their time on the roofs of the capital and were optimistic about the return of their husbands and children. To this day, we still maintain this habit and consider it very enjoyable for the sake of optimism, as well as spending quality time with loved ones together and on many occasions. Celebrating the first fast and she continued: «It is our custom as Algerians that in the holy month we celebrate the young children who fast for the first time, and our celebration of them is as if it was a wedding, so we draw henna on their hands with traditional dress and sing religious songs for them as well as we give them money and perfume them with perfume, we evaporate them, in addition to giving them blossom water They drink it with milk, as well as with the well-known Algerian “Degla Nour” dates. These things are necessary in every Algerian family, and thank God, our customs are all joys. Algerian women in Ramadan Nawal Al-Qadi indicated that the Algerian woman in Qatar does not make her family feel alienated or the absence of relatives in the holy month. The traditional Algerian, because it is one month in the year and a unique occasion for meeting loved ones, and organizing invitations for friends from other communities to introduce them to our customs, traditions and Ramadan foods, and this is what Algerian women do. TV Programs The media, Nawal Al-Qadi, said: During the month of Ramadan, we always turn on Qatar TV Directly because, frankly, the programs are varied and so that we can also be aware of the events and activities in the country during the holy month, but at breakfast time we are always keen to follow the relevant programs The Algerian comic character, but other than that, Qatar TV is always present in every house of the Algerian community in Qatar, and we cannot neglect listening to the cannons, as well as the various Qatari programs and series. With regard to Algerian food, she said that despite the pressure of working hours and working inside the house, we Algerian families are always keen to prepare our dishes and Ramadan food and we do not order food from restaurants. The table includes: soup or what can be called in the Algerian West as “harira”, as well as borak and tagine of all kinds. And without forgetting the Algerian sweets, which are the first in the Arab world, such as all kinds of sweets that are served with tea during Ramadan evenings and accompany us throughout the holy month. Qatar brought us together on goodness and concluded her speech to the saying: “If we talk about Qatar, let me say that Doha of goodness brought us together, we Muslims, with our brothers of all nationalities, so we share with them several things and introduce them to our customs and traditions. We participate in many activities and demonstrations. And we, as an Algerian community, are present in our traditional dress, food, customs, and rituals with the rest of the nationalities. This is what creates the difference between Ramadan in Doha and Ramadan in our beloved country, Algeria.
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