First Ashra of Ramadan has been completed and the second is at your doorstep. But wait! What’s the similarity in both? You’d be right if you guessed your enthusiasm about Iftar and food.
These pictures will depict your actual halaat in Ramadan!
1. At Sehri when all you need is water before Azaan-e-Fajr…
…And it’s about ten minutes away and you are getting sleepy!
But your blessed mothers make sure you eat.
“Beta, andaa paratha khaya? Doodh piya? Thora sa tou kha lo!“
They always care!
2. Waiting…Waiting and Waiting…
Every tick of a clock formulates history, and before Iftar, that history would surely test you and bring your efforts to stay calm and not explode with hunger under the spotlight!
3. When your brother asks for you to pass the remote
It makes you kind of completely hysterical to be asked for a single movement! I mean, you have a roza. A rozaaaa. In this heat and during vacations. Does he not know you are God’s precious slave working hard over here!
4. The sounds of your rumbling tummy
Right after waking from sleep, it does happen. In fact, you are not so much as hungry as it is your stomach throwing a hissy fit inside you and just continuously demanding food. How embarrassing!
And GOD FORBID it happens in public when you’re surrounded by people. It’s a good thing you go to Jannat if you pass away in Ramadan because you definitely want to die when people hear the echoing cave that is your stomach…
5. Sleepy all the way
We all want to get up on time, say our prayers, be good Muslims and make the most of our roza throughout the day. But you can barely get out of bed in the morning for sehri, and so you end up staying awake throughout the night, trying not to nod off. But then when you DO finally get to sleep, waking up seems like torture and you just go back to bed again. THE SLEEPINESS NEVER ENDS!!
6. When mom asked for beta dahi le ao
She’s the most precious thing in your life and you love her and appreciate her and all that she does for you, but when that woman asks you to go outside in that horrifying heat and get your butt in a line filled with 30+ sweaty individuals all elbowing each other to get dahi (it’s Ramadan guys, why are you elbowing??) you have to focus all your energy into that special kinda sabr only your mum can bring out of you!
7. When mom asks you to go fry food for iftari
You said you’d help out. You said you’d love to pitch in around the house during this Holy Month when good deeds are amplified. But what about your mother’s good deeds??? How could she be so cruel to ask you to stand in front of the hot fiery stove and get burnt occasionally when the oil spits at you from time to time…
8. Turning into the Angel of the house
No no, not Taher Shah’s song. God no. It’s Ramadan you guys, and that song is haram 24/7! This is for all the times you magically turn into a spiritual, obedient being with only good thoughts and positive actions.
But then every time you mess up or do something bad, you immediately think, “The shaitaan is supposed to be locked up in Ramadan…THIS MEANS I AM BAD I HAVE THE SHAITAAN IN ME!!” and have an existential crisis for the next two days.
8. At the time of Azaan e Magrib
You are basically this bouncy and excited. Unless, of course, you’ve nearly passed out with hunger or lack of energy. In which case this is you:
9. After breaking your fast
It is almost kind of gross how greedily you chug down that limo paani/tang/rooh afza and then stuff your face with oily goodness when you know you’ll feel sick a little while later because you ate so much!
10. When there are No more Pakoray left!!
There are no words for this horror…
We just hope this nightmarish fate never falls upon you, brothers and sisters. Keep calm, and keep your fridge well stocked with pakora mix!