As this Friday July 20 blooms around the world, those in the Muslim community will be embarking on their annual month of fasting, Ramadan.
Assalamu Alaykum (peace be unto you all) and we would like to extend wishes for a happy, blessed, and healthy Ramadan, or should we say Rawmadan, for our Muslim members.
For our non Muslim members, Ramadan is a month that Muslims, followers of the religion of Islam, will fast for about 29-30 days. They fast from sunrise to sunset. Food and drink may be taken during the pm and early am hours. Ramadan is a time of increased worship, of giving in charity, reducing consumption, and learning to empathize for those less fortunate.
Keep in mind, this is not the kind of fasting that requires complete abstinence of food or calorie restriction. Only restraint is required during the day time hours possibly to achieve some spiritual or self disciplinary ends. Eating, calorie and drinking requirements are met in the pm and early am hours. :
For tips and tricks on how to eat enough HCRV fruits, greens, calories, and to stay hydrated, please read this blogpost:
Good luck and Peace, PK
I left a message in text, but wanted to say thank you for this. So very considerate. And I must say again, that only on 30BaD could one find such wonderful support! ♥ peace.....ana xoxo
I read your other message too and thank you for your kind words. Have a happy and healthy Ramadan and good luck!
Your blog is a fascinatingly informative and contemporarily useful addition for our members, PK. Well done!
Complimentary punditry acceptable:D))) Peace, PK
Ramadan Mubarak to you too!
How are things going for you?
Great post peace to all...yes here and now
Thank you for your kind words banana-boy. Peace, PK
I'm not Muslim, but I'll be observing Ramadan with a few Muslim friends! (they're veg, but not raw yet ;) )
I love eating dates at the end of the day. it's so refreshing, and they have enough calories to meet the raw quota!
Are you planning to fast for the whole month?
You'll most likely be the envy of your friends. Since you are raw it will be somewhat more comfortable for you, imo. Especially the thirst part (I don't know how Muslim do it when they eat salt-laden food!). Have fun. Let us know how you're doing and what you're eating. ....ana xoxo
+1 on the dates Nic. And that is very kind of you to be supportive of your Muslim friends.
How are things going?
Thanks for sharing. How is your Ramadan going?
One thing that might help is to drink water only at the iftoor, like 3-4 cups and get your system hydrated. It is vary difficult to eat fruit on a dehydrated system.
Do your evening prayers, and then don't forget to start with an alkalizing green salad of about 1/2-2 pounds.
Then add your other favorite ripe fruits.
Good luck and Peace, PK