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Ramadan - a Month of Fasting and Special Food

Ramadan - a Month of Fasting and Special Food

Some day, Muhammad was sitting alone in the wilderness near Mecca, when Angel Gabriel appeared before him. For the following 10 days, the Angel taught him verses through the Quran, that he memorized. Islamic scholars believe that the first revelation occurred on the 27th night of Ramadan. This night is thus called Laylat-at-Qadr - Night of Power. According to the Quran, this is when God determines the course of the world for the following year.

Ramadan, the 9th month in the Moslem calendar, is a period when Moslems concentrate on their faith and save money time on the worries of their everyday lives. This is a period of worship and contemplation. Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak

Throughout Ramadan, Moslems fast the entire month. This is called rapid of Ramadan. During this period, strict restraints are positioned on the daily lives of Moslems. They are certainly not allowed to drink or eat during the daylight hours. At the conclusion of the day, the fast is broken with prayer along with a meal called the iftar. Later in the day after the iftar it is actually customary for Moslems to travel out visiting friends and family.

For iftar, the meal prepared is pretty unusual and appears almost only during Ramadan. Iftar begins with dates, in imitation of what the Prophet ate throughout the iftar from the first Fast of Ramadan. Then kanji is served. This is extremely different to the kanji that Sri Lankans normally enjoy. Spices and herbs and often chicken or beef is included in this kanji, causeing this to be almost food in itself. Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak
 

A few of the other dishes found in this month are surtapam - rolled pancakes with panipol (grated coconut blended with treacle and lightly spiced with cardamoms), pillawoos - crunchy, deep-fried banana batter, drizzled with treacle, ada - soft, juggery cakes, addukku Roti - layers of pancakes having a minced beef or chicken filling, baked within a pastry covering, pastol - rice flour and coconut patty with tripe filling and al-basara - shredded beef or chicken with semolina and baked just like a cake.

If the fast ends (the first day from the month of Shawwal) it really is celebrated in a holiday called Id-al-Fitr - the Feast of Fast Breaking. Gifts are exchanged. Friends and family gather to pray in congregation and for large meals.

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