Archives for August 16, 2011

Facebooking Your Ramadan: By Pakistani Kuri

Pakistani KuriWhile growing up in Pakistan, we were taught that there are 11 months in a year and then there’s Ramadan: the holiest month for us Muslims. When I was five, I was captivated and wondered astonishingly why “Roza Kholna (Open your fast) and Sehri Karna (Close your fast)” was a significant part of my parents’ routine during this month. I remember distinctively my parents being utterly calm, absolutely devout to the Jah Namaz (Prayer Mat) and not yelling at us for 30 days even w … [Read more...]

“Hitting the Suhoor Wall….”: Muslimah In Progress

Thanks to "Muslimah in Progress"Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.Halfway through Ramadan.  The alarm clock went off on time.  Bleary-eyed, I stumble to the kitchen to make suhoor, the morning meal that is supposed to sustain us throughout the day of fasting.  I stand there in front of the refrigerator, staring at the contents, contemplating what to make.  I start rummaging through yogurt containers, none of which actually contain yogurt.  Hmm... cucumber salad, … [Read more...]