When beginning the fast- Sehar
وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتَ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ
Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri ramadan
I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan
When breaking the fast- Iftar
اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ [وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ] وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ
Fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan can be good for one’s health and personal development. Ramadan fasting is not just about disciplining the body to restrain from eating food and drinking water from predawn until sunset. The eyes, the ears, the tongue, and even the private parts are equally … Read more
Ramadan multiplies our deeds by 70. So we should do as many deeds as possible and try not waste a single minute this month (amin). Use this time to reflect, and find out faults and strengths in our self regarding Islam. Following most of them do not only in Ramadan … Read more
Some medical experts in consultation with Islamic scholars have contributed to the following meal plan choices during the fasting month: Suhur: A bowl of porridge with milk, one slice of toast and a handful of unsalted nuts. Iftar: Pitta bread with chicken, salad and hummus and one or two Middle-Eastern … Read more
Quick and easy – prepare some of these refreshing thirst quenchers in 5 minutes or less, while plan for others that need more time. Other then the traditional sweet or salted lassi (made with yogurt and water), which is an all time favourite, during the Holy month of Ramadan; there are some who may want a change, every now and then. Here are some simple directions for you to make one or more cooler(s), for ‘Iftar’ or ‘Sehri’, as and when you please.
Diet during Ramadan should not differ much from a normal healthy, balanced diet and should be as simple as possible. Usually, most health problems at this time are likely to arise from inappropriate diet or as a consequence of over-eating and insufficient sleep.
The dietary guidelines based on variety, moderation and balance holds true during Ramadan as well. A balanced diet improves blood cholesterol profile, reduces gastric acidity, prevents constipation and other digestive problems, and contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Your meal plan should include:
Bread/ Cereal/ Rice, Pasta Group – 6-11 servings/ day
Iftar and Sehri, the rituals of holy month of Ramadan are celebrated by food joints across the city to attract customers. Here is a drop down of the restaurants offering Sehri and Iftaari in Karachi during Ramadan 2013 compiled by Karachisnob.
AVARI TOWERS HOTEL
IFTAR DINNER BUFFET: Rs 1795 + tax
SEHRI: To be announced
CARLTON RESORT HOTEL & CLUB
IFTAR DINNER BUFFET: Rs 1199 + tax
SEHRI: To be announced
A typical Pakora is simply a slice of potato or a bunch of onions coated in a mildly spiced, turmeric coloured batter, and then deep fried. Variations include using chunks of broccoli, cauliflower floret, or even slices of aubergine! Usually small, the crisply fried Pakoras are most often served as … Read more
It is the 23rd fast and I haven’t had a single samosa this month. Some will understand right off the bat why this is a problem. Samosas, or some variation of them, are synonymous with Ramadan throughout the Muslim world. In Pakistan and India samosas are crispy white flour pastries … Read more
After an outrage on social media newly launched channel, Hero TV eralier decided not to air Ramadan Show ‘astaghfaar’ hosted by controversial Pakistani actress & model Veena Malik. The management was quick to realise the outrage & even more quick to announce that they will be airing the show no … Read more