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Top 5 heart-warming Ramadan soups to begin your iftar

Source : Al Arabiya | 08 July 2014

This year the holy month of Ramadan falls in the summer, making fasting a tough task for Muslims, who abstain from food and drink until sunset.

As the body loses liquids during the fast, Muslims need to rehydrate themselves after Iftar to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Soup, a traditional dish at Iftar, adds variety to every table during the holy month of Ramadan. With its many different types and flavors, it’s not only a delicious tradition, but also offers many health benefits.


6 Health Benefits of Dates during Ramadan Iftar

Source : 0rbit Islam / 29 Jun 2014

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) recommended us to break fasting during Ramadan (iftar) with dates. Research study has proven that having dates after fasting has got great benefits for our nutrition and health.


Duas at Iftar time

Source : Darul Ifta Birmingham / 28 Jun 2014

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Allahumma laka sumto wa alaa rizqika aftartu

"O Allah! I have fasted for you, and with the sustenance given by You break my fast." (Sunan Abu Dawud p.328 v.1)

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An-Nawawi on the Virtue of giving food to those who break their fasting

By Abu Amina Elias / 31 Jul 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

An-Nawawi records in his book Riyad us-Saliheen:

Zaid ibn Khalid Al-Juhani (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

 مَنْ فَطَّرَ صَائِمًا كَانَ لَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِهِ غَيْرَأَنَّهُ لَا يَنْقُصُ مِنْ أَجْرِ الصَّائِمِ شَيْئًا


Baba Ghannouj: A Recipe of Many Names

Source : OnIslam / 23 Jul 2013

Baba Gannouj is an easy to make recipe that is traditional to Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine.

One can also find versions of this recipe throughout the Mediterranean, and Europe. In Armenia it is known as Mutabel, and in:

Turkey – Patlican Salatasi

Greece – Melitzano Salata

Sicily – Caponata


Some of the more traditional ways to break the fast during iftar

By Time Out Dubai / 22 Jul 2013

Many eateries will be offering lavish family feasts when the sun goes down. With a host of delicious dishes on offer, here are some of the more traditional ways to break the fast during iftar

Sunnah Sunnah is a small dish of dates and water (or milk). It may not sound like much, but it’s the most humble and traditional way to break the fast. With the sweet taste and high sugar content of the dates, it will provide much needed energy to replenish and boost the levels lost during the fast.


Sobia: A thirst-quenching Ramadan drink

Source : Rima Al-Mukhtar | Arab News
Makkah | 10 Aug 2011

Sobia is the most popular drink in Ramadan; it is sold almost on every street corner. Saudis like to break their fast with a cold glass of Sobia to give them energy and power,” said Um Tariq, a 78-year-old citizen. “I have witnessed my mother and grandmother preparing this drink ever since I was a child, and now I’m proceeding with this tradition and teaching my grandchildren how to prepare our famous Sobia recipe,” she added.


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