Is Ramadan all about the Food? #QatarBloggers Link-Up

Is Ramadan all about the food? What are you having for Iftar today? Where are you going? Which tent? What did you cook?
These are the questions that are so out there on social media lately that someone who is new to the concept of Ramadan might just get the idea that Ramadan = FOOD. But, Is Ramadan all about food?
The Ramadan Experience that I like best is the one at home. Not a lot of food, food isn’t even the primary concern. It’s not even secondary. To me, I think about food an hour or two before Iftar if I have to prepare something. The focus of Ramadan isn’t about food, and shouldn’t be about it.
Ramadan is a month of spiritual cleansing by giving up on material desires. It is the time when your body is the weakest. Little things like a sip of water, or a shower in the summer heat makes you wonder about how big a blessing it is.
qatar-blogger-khansa-linkup-ramadan-wash
What a typical day in Ramadan looks like for me
Suhoor – Eating something to keep my stomach cool. Having suffered from problems due to acidity before, I have now learnt that you need to have something to cool your stomach before you start the fast or even later. I normally opt for milk, buttermilk or yoghurt, and some complex proteins or some fibre food that take a little bit of extra time for digestion.
I then pray, work for an hour or so, and head to bed. I sleep for around 5-6 hours -varies on a day to day basis.
I then wakeup to pray, and give myself some time to sort out some home chores, and cleaning. I work for some time again, after which it would be time for the next prayer.
If am heading out for Iftar, I step out an hour before to make it in time for Iftar. And, if am staying home I do so probably 75 minutes before. That’s about how much time I prefer to spend on food. Obviously, since I haven’t eaten the whole day, when I break my fast, the moment I have eaten a few slices of fruits, dates, and drank something, I am almost full. I don’t prefer stuffing myself when I see a lot of food, or even when there isn’t a variety. That’s about how much I like to eat. I have heard a lot about people living to eat. I’d rather be that person who would eat to live even if share a lot of food on my blog. I’d still like to be that person.
15 minutes is how much we normally spend for Iftar, and then head to pray. I then opt to have a meal that includes some main course before heading out to pray again.
Obviously, sharing most of the time after Iftar with the family. I like to spend half of the day connecting with myself, and learning things, and getting my work done, and the other half connecting with the family until before Suhoor.
That is what a fulfilling day in Ramadan looks like for me!
For me, Ramadan isn’t about eating; It is about sharing, giving, and thanking.
 Loading InLinkz ...
Kay

Qatar blogger entering Food, Fashion, Beauty & Travel Experiences in her online journal.

You might also like

7 Comments

  • Sahar
    June 15, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Exactly the same way I spend my Ramadan and how it should be!

  • Polly (Follow Your Sunshine)
    June 15, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I love this! I have lived in Qatar for two and a half years and this is the best insight I’ve had into what Ramadan really means to those celebrating. I really enjoyed following what you’d do on q typical day, thanks Kay!

    Polly xx

  • Polly (Follow Your Sunshine)
    June 15, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I love this! I have lived in Qatar for two and a half years and this is the best insight I’ve had into what Ramadan really means to those celebrating. I really enjoyed following what you’d do on q typical day, thanks Kay!
    Polly xx

  • Hina Ansari
    June 15, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I Second that’. Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. Rather than spending hours in the kitchen, we shall try to increase our Taqwa, become more charitable and do good deeds to please Allah, not only in Ramadan but for the entire life.

  • Gerald Tan
    June 16, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Really appreciate the insight!

    • Kay
      Kay
      June 16, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks Gerald for stopping by!

  • Shahira
    June 30, 2016 at 1:36 am

    yay. Similar to how I spent my Ramadan during the pre-motherhood days. As for now, it’s a blur.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Instadiaries @creativitywithkay

V I O L E N T  S K I E S
Nothing in life comes easy. Happiness comes from within. Everyone has their own opinion on what success is.
It is upto you to decide and work for the success you believe in honestly, and kindly. I always believe in the fact that if you put your heart and soul in paving your way, pulling up as many people as you can along the way, you will find yourself in a place you are content with, and surrounded by the right people.
It will happen but it will take time.
PERSEVERANCE & KINDNESS is key 🗝🗝🗝
#qatarbloggers #dohabloggers #maldives
MY VEIL STORY
They told me " I didnt have to wear the veil there. My husband wasn't around." I listened. I smiled. I didnt say anything back.
Little did they know that my husband had nothing to do with my veil.
It was my choice and I Didn't do it for him. What if my husband wasn't there?My religion to me is submission to God. He is all-seeing, all-hearing!I hear a lot of assumptions often and here's what I feel about it. Unless you are in their shoes, and you know every detail of their life, You dont have the right to assume. And, even if you do, please keep it to yourself, so that people are less hurt because of the assumptions you make.
Being fashionably nice is not in looks alone, it is in trying to hurt  as less possible around you with your words. Words once spoken that you cant take back!
Your choice of words are everything! It determines your style, class and elegance more than anything
#QatarBloggers #DohaBloggers #Ohrid #MuslimahBloggers #MyVeilStory #InMyNiqab
📸 @experienceskopje
B L U E  S U N R I S E
Glad that the weekend is here.
A whole lot of beautiful things to share but not enough time.@dhigalimaldives 🏝🏝
#dhigalimaldives #maldives #sunnysideoflife #QatarBloggers #dohabloggers
B A L K A N  S U N R I S E
Its easy to forget the beautiful memories we have like a beautiful sunrise.
Social Media makes it easy to whine and complain about things we dont have.
Perhaps if we remind ourselves more of the beautiful memories we have everyday, its going to be easier to be content with everything we have and get to experience in our life everyday!
.
.
.
. .
.
.
.
#qatarbloggers #dohabloggers #macedonia #sunrise #qatarairways #europe #Goingplacestogether #nofilter #creativitywithkay #balkan #moodygrams
.
.
.
#agameoftones #justgoshoot #killeverygram #uncalculated #waytoill #theimaged #fatalframes #bevisuallyinspired  #theartofslowliving #theweekoninstagram #inspiremyinstagram #beautifulmatters #momentslikethese #mymonthofsundays #theculturetrip .
.
.
.
.  #forahappymoment #prettycity #darlingescapes #tasteintravel
O H R I D
The wind was strong, the water wild, but there was peace as we watched the sun go down.
Peace that only nature could provide with.
And, it was the most relaxing scene to watch.
A beautiful experience for me.
@experienceskopje @ohrid_macedonia
.
.
.
.
.
.
.#skopje #visitmacedonia #macedonia #makedonija #makedonya #makedonia #skopjecity #qatarairways #europe #travelbrilliant #marriott #skopjemarriott #acolorstory #traveltheworld #travelbrilliantly #qatarbloggers #dohabloggers #Macedonianplaces
#skopjecity #strumica #ohridcity #easterneurope #sightseeing #balkan #balkans #ancientcityofohrid #october #forbestravelguide
Just realised I cropped out the previous video 🤣
NEW VLOG
Featuring a glimpse of @dhigalimaldives
Would you go?Edited by @ah.films
.
..
.
.
.
.
.
.🛑
🛑
🛫@qatarairways flies to Male  from Doha daily
🛑
🛑
🛑
🏡Where to stay in Raa Atoll: at the newly opened @dhigalimaldives
🛑
🛑
🛑
🚘How to get here:  is a journey of 20 minutes by domestic flight from Male airport and a 40minutes - 1:30 hour ride thereafter in a speed boat from the airport
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#qatarblogger #whitesand #beachlife #beaches #travelblogger #seaandsky #dhigalimaldives #qatarairways #indianocean #honeymoondestination #sunandsea #maldiveslovers #sunnysideoflife #traveltheworld #visitmaldives #qatarbloggers #dohabloggers #maldivesresort #maldives2017 #maldivesislands #stylemacarons #inspiremyinstagram  #beautifuldestinations #beautifulplaces #maldives #raaatoll #dhigali #beautifulhotels #luxuryhotelpix #beautifulmaldives
LIMITLESS SKIES
Pushing myself to do better everyday is one thing I have always done for myself.
I have believed that the only limit you have around is dependent on what you place yourself in.
How beautiful is this view? From an excursion taken during my stay in the @sholacrownmunnar
.
.
.
.  #bloggersofinstagram #earthfocus #nature_perfection # #natureaddict #welivetoexplore #planetdiscovery #unlimitedplanet #nature_obsession #naturephoto #flashesofdelight #darlingmovement #abmlifeissweet #enjoythelittlethings #passportexpress #tasteintravel #passionpassport #roamtheplanet #exploringtheglobe #worlderlust #liveauthentic #exploretocreate #stayandwander #theglobewanderer #forahappymoment #travelersnotebook #darlingescapes #girlsthatwander  #qatarbloggers #dohabloggers
L A S T  W E E K E N D
Cant believe a week passed away since I was standing here staring at this view. Wondering where this view is from?
The one and only @ritzcarltondoha .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#rcmemories #ritzcarltondoha #ritzcarlton #visitqatar #doha #myqatar #seemydoha #iloveqatar #weloveqatar #momentslikethese #qatarbloggers #dohabloggers #myunicornlife #inspiremyinstagram

Website Stats

  • 1,112
  • 11,729
  • 43,868
  • 507,890
  • 855,300

About me

Khansa A J

Khansa A J

I love capturing moments and memories. This is my diary where I share with y'all exciting, creative, and memorable moments I get to witness throughout my life

Signature

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.