30 June 2016

Ramadan: how/why

Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. Many people who don't normally pray would pray in Ramadan, we'd avoid lying, pray even more, talk nicely, share our food, most of us become the humblest and the finest version of ourselves during this month. This is why I love the month of Ramadan, it makes me feel pure and more connected to Islam. And then there's food and random people coming as guests and bringing us gifts. GOD I REALLY LOVE IT.

Sometimes on internet, people ask me questions about Islam and especially about Ramadan when it's around. The most asked question is: HOW??? DON'T YOU GET HUNGRY?

But the thing is, it doesn't matter. Us Muslims who fast, we do it for our Creator, Allah. Ramadan is our chance to be clean again, to be pure again and we try to redeem the most of it. I don't think hunger or thirst matter when the reward is bigger than food and water. 

Second question.

Well, nope.

BUT when the fast ends and we can eat again at the end of the day, we really treat ourselves well. From samosas, pakoray and the chilled drinks, the food is glorious. I've been obsessed with samosay and rooh-afza (one the most famous sherbets in Pakistan) since I was a kid. 

Here's a chart.
And most importantly, we share our food with people who don't have enough. Because this is what Ramadan teaches, to share and care for people who aren't privileged enough and feel what they might go through everyday.

And I'm fortunate enough to be a part of Telenor Pakistan's campaign #TweetAMeal. The main idea is to tweet our meal pictures and in return, Telenor Pakistan will donate an actual meal to someone in need. WHAT WOULD BE BETTER THAN TO SHARE MY FOOD WITH SOMEONE THROUGH JUST ONE CLICK? So I was all in.

I've been tweeting my own sehri and iftaari pictures and I want to invite you all to do the same. You might be able to help someone in need by tweeting one single picture. You don't have to go out, you don't have to make an effort but to tweet something you are eating and it's going to feed someone. It's Ramadan, babies! Share some goodness.

Let's be good.

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