You Know It’s Ramadan When…

// August 29th, 2008 // Blog

…you come across the first moon sighting debate of the year.

Photo credit: Radiant Guy

I am not even going to waste my time, or your time, discussing it.

I will do this year, what I have done pretty much every year, and follow the majority. If the majority follow Saudi, then so be it. Alhamdulillah.

The same with ‘Īd, inshā’Allāh. Following the majority… Simple. Easy. Sunnah. Yey!

Other “You Know It's Ramadan When…” moments:

* Your local supermarket runs low on frozen foods, and ready-made pastry.

* There is no more room left in your freezer.

* The phone doesn't ring as much, cos all the aunties are too busy in the kitchen making samosae.

* When the phone does ring, it's an aunty who has run out of samosae filling, and needs to borrow xyz from you, and/or wants you to run them to the store for more of xyz.

* Muslims start planning how to put their annual leave to good use, inshā’Allāh.

* You suddenly take a great deal of interest in the protein content of your morning meals for the next 30 days.

* The words: “I can't believe it's Ramadan already!” are oft-repeated by Muslims everywhere.

* The words: “Please not in the last ten days, ya Allāh” are oft-repeated by Muslim women of a certain age, everywhere.

* You make the time to record a special Ramadan podcast with a cool co-host… (okay, maybe that's just me then – to be released soon, inshā’Allāh).

Feel free to share your own “You Know It's Ramadan When...” moments below.

5 Responses to “You Know It’s Ramadan When…”

  1. creativmnd says:

    Oh this is very nice! There is humour added with great information and insights. The presentation is very good! Thanks for sharing with us the light of this wonderful festival. May Allah bless you. Best wishes Dharitri

  2. argentyne says:

    I so agree about the ‘last ten days’ thingie. And unfortunately, I’ve been cribbing about that since the past few days. :'(

    Been reading your blog for sometime now, really identify with the posts, especially the marriage ones *rolls eyes*. Sigh.

    Have a great day :)

  3. organica says:

    You know it’s Ramadan when the woman’s section in the mosque has more than one sister praying.

    You know its Ramadan when your local grocery store sell dates of every shape and color.

    You know it’s Ramadan when people really start caring about fajr.

  4. Cookies says:

    lool, nice list… the samoosas episode is especially true… a must in every desi home!

    You know it’s Ramadan when everyone stops listening to music and watching TV… when desi restaurants are busier than normal… when everyone keeps saying that they’re OH SOOOO excited!!! When the masjids are packed and everyone comes out of hibernation mode… everyone decides to complete at least one recitation of the holy Quran.

    ramadan mubarak btw :D

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