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Religion and Spirituality in Manama

three local experts

From Christianity to Islam to Buddhism to Judaism to Sikhism and more, what religious communities exist in Manama? Here's what three local experts had to say about religion and spirituality in Manama.

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Weather conditions are mostly hot and humid. On a hot day, temperatures can exceed 46 celsius. Depending on one’s place of origin, other considerations would be culture and religion since Manama is predominantly Muslim. On the plus side, our country is very welcoming.

Hisham, says: 2020

Manama is the capital of Bahrain. It is a small city. The airport is not in the capital city. There are a lot of malls. Most of the tourists visit the Grand Mosque called Al Fateh. There are a lot of apartment buildings because most offices and work are found in Manama.

Manama, Bahrain, is in a Muslim country, which can create a bit of a cultural learning curve for newcomers. The workweek isn’t Monday to Friday, but Sunday to Thursday. This is to accommodate Friday as a holy day in Islam, the same way Sunday is for Christianity and Saturday is for Judaism. Muslim holidays are recognised by the local governments, so grocery stores will have big Ramadan and Eid sales events every year. You can hear the sounds of prayer broadcast from local mosques at certain times throughout the day.

Alicia, says: 2020
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