amadan is the most beautiful month of the whole year. People wait for a long time to experience the spirits of Ramadan and to make the most of it. Here are 10 things we love about Ramadan and are going to miss the whole year.
Suhoor and Iftar
Suhoor and Iftar aren’t the normal breakfast and dinner in Ramadan. They are one of the most prepared and planned meals. Also, it’s the best time for the families for the reunion. They eat together while having conversations on the Dastarkhuwan making it memorable for everyone.
2. Ramadan Nights
There’s something special about Ramadan nights. The streets, cafes, malls, and restaurants all are awake at night. Boys love playing street matches which makes Ramadan more energetic and exciting for them. Also, you can find drummers near your house who comes before Suhoor to wake up people. This happens only in Ramadan.
3. Rooh Afza
In every Pakistani family, Iftar is incomplete without Rooh Afza. It’s a red, sweet Pakistani drink which is carrying on for decades and not going to last anytime. Ramadan dastarkhuwan is incomplete without this drink. That’s the reason you’ll find it on every table, street dasturkhuwans and also in cafes and restaurants.
4. Iftar Parties
In Ramadan, only we get the chance to host and attend Iftar dinners. It’s an opportunity for friends and families to reunite on any eve and enjoy its essence. The tables are full with Samoosa, Pakoras, Fruit Chat, Spaghettis, and other snack items. All meals become more enjoyable when you share them with your loved ones.
5. Charity Drives
When it comes to charity, Pakistan never disappoints. The country is always one step ahead in giving away to people but in Ramadan the community-building spirit gets double. People combine in groups, clans to feed as many people as they can for Sehri and Iftar meals. It satisfies their souls and also serves the purpose of feeding the poor ones in Ramadan.
6. Taraweeh Prayers
Praying in congregation with full spirits, standing next to strangers and seeking the rewards from Allah is the best thing about Ramadan. It makes its mission stronger and brings people from different backgrounds to one place and under one purpose.
7. Less Kitchen Time for Women
In Pakistan, most women spend their time in the kitchen starting their days with breakfast, then making lunch and then dinner. It usually overwhelmed women with a lot of work especially when they are also growing up kids. Ramadan is the only time when the women can keep the kitchen off during the lunch hours since everyone fasts. Hence, it also makes a golden opportunity for women to take off some time from home chores and take a sigh of relief.
8. Helping People
So when it’s Ramadan in Pakistan, you would hardly find someone getting into a dispute. Everyone wants to protect their fast and that’s why they stay away from hurting others. Instead, people try their best to help each other to seek the best reward from fasting.
9. Ramadan Shows
The community building spirit isn’t in the air only but also on television. Every channel hosts a different Ramadan show. Some organize game shows, while others organize Sehri and Iftar time programs so they can spread knowledge about Islam and make it understandable for everyone.
10. Eid Preparations
Last but not least is preparing for Eid. From making new clothes to preparing envelopes to distribute Eidi, everything about Eid is exciting and makes people enjoy the time.
This sums up the list of 10 best things about Ramadan. By the way, what’s your personal favourite?
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