In the 1980s, you could hardly find halal shops and restaurants in Japan. Nowadays, only in Tokyo, there are more than 60 halal food shops and over 200 halal food restaurants, and the number is increasing.
Here is some information that comes in handy either for Muslims who reside in Japan or those who are planning to visit for sightseeing.
Globally, Muslims make up the second largest religious group, with 1.9 billion people, or about 24% of the world’s population.
In recent years, more and more Muslims are traveling to countries where they see the lifestyle as such that their religion is respected. Halal awareness is important, as are draw factors such as family- and Muslim-friendly services. In contrast to other people, Muslims tend to travel in larger groups and stay longer when they travel.
The month of transcendence, transcending, piety and purity, the holy month of Ramadhan, is here again. We are almost half way through the month of Ramadan, which means there is little time left to prepare for the festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr. To get accurate prayer times and exact dates for the lunar months, check out the application Muslim & Quran.
With over 1.8 billion Muslims globally celebrating Eid, which is 24% of the entire world population, it is clear that Eid is an important festival.