Ramadan 2016

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

For those of who weren't aware, this month is the holy month of Ramadan. This is the month where all muslims fast; meaning they don't eat or drink from sunrise to sunset.  Due to the fact that it is based on the lunar calendar,  it happens at a different time during the year and lasts for 30 days.

There are so many purposes why we do this for example;

  • This is the time where muslims can pray and get closer to Allah and build a stronger relationship with him.                                                                                                                          
  • To develop strength and self control. By that I mean, to be able to fast during the long summer time hours  requires a lot of strength because you are constantly distracted by food places; restaurants, shops, supermarkets..etc
  • Being able to fast allows you to become grateful for what you have and help those less fortunate and experience see what they go through daily.
  • It brings all muslims and families together to break their fast in one place. this is called Iftar.

    (more reasons are on this link : http://thoughtcatalog.com/rania-naim/2016/06/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-ramadan-other-than-fasting/)
I am blessed that I have been able to visit Saudi Arabia in Ramadan back in 2012.
These links are from my blog entries at that time;

Link 2: http://urbanistafashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/my-saudi-trip.html

Daily Tasks

One thing I do every ramadan is making Samosas. This is something we eat at the beginning of Iftar with soup and dates.

Although, each family has their own way of doing it, this video is a tutorial of how our family makes it.

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Family Updates/ Recent Trips

Firstly, I want to start off by saying that for the past month, I have been so busy with sorting out summer plans with my family, visiting London for not just 1x, but 2x games at Wembley Stadium again and and finally getting my driving licence.

The games at Wembley  were ;

1. Plymouth vs Portsmouth ( 0:2)

2. England vs Portugal (0:1)

I'm happy everything is all sorted and now I can enjoy the rest of the summer with more posts on what events/festivals..etc I hope attend in London, while I am there.

Here is are some pictures from that trip in London:

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