Tomorrow will be the first day of Ramadan. My sons kept reminding me; mama please don’t forget this and that when making this week shopping. They want the fridge and the kitchen cupboard to be full of snacks and desserts so after Iftar (breakfast), they will transfer those sweet and salty packets to their rooms when they usually disappear; ‘ we’re going to relax for a bit before night prayer. This relaxation means snacks + mobile. That’s not all, the first thing they asked me: ‘ What are you going to cook on the first day?’
Don’t think that they love food that much. This is their way of celebration which they practised since they had started fasting. When they were young, we used to encourage them to fast in this way, by getting lots of snacks to be shared by all of us after having our iftar. Now they are teenagers, taller than me, but still, like to keep this habit.
By the way, the month of Ramadan is not about food. I like to follow you-tubers or others on social media sharing their recipes for the holy month, just for fun.
Fasting is an obedience; one of the main pillars of Islam. In this month, Muslims are supposed to do their best to obey The Lord, to show how far we can get close, and how far we can be better. It’s a reminder to care more for the soul than for the body.
This month, I will try to write a post every day. I will write about our experience of fasting this year. It might be so brief, but at least, I will try.
Wishing you all the best,