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Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: Surely, the month of Ramazan is a great month. Allah multiplies in it the good deeds, erases in it the sins and elevates in it the ranks. – Wasail al-Shiah, vol. 10, pg. 312
Ramadan, a month of religious devotion known for its blessings, fast, charity, and delicacies celebrated by more than 1.6 billion people around the world. Fasting is an obligatory part of Ramadan practices by Muslims from dawn (Sahri) to dusk (Iftar) that scorches away their sins as…
Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: The month of Ramazan is the month in which Allah, The Mighty, The Glorious, has made fasting obligatory upon you. So one, who fasts in this month in a state of belief and with the intention of recompense, shall become free of his sins just as he was on the day when his mother gave him birth.
Tahdheeb al-Ahkam, vol. 4, pg. 152
As the Iftar time approaching, different delicacies unknown for us throughout the year specifically known as “Iftar Meals” become the part of our menu. Dates, fruits, and water are some of the traditional ways of Muslims to break their fast, but there are some countries where Iftar feast is celebrated in a most satisfying ways. Here are 7 most satisfying Iftar delicacies around the world:
1. Bolani– Afghanistan:
Afghanistan traditional dish bolani is baked or fried flat bread stuffed with different vegetables, it has a thin crust which usually served with plain or mint yogurt.
2. Borek – Turkey:
Borek is one of the most famous delicacies of turkey, which is made of a special kind of pastry known as “yufka”; many of the people in Turkey also use “phyllo” pastry for its making. For the filling of borek different savory items are used including cheese, beef, spinach, tomatoes and sausages.
3. Malfouf – Lebanon/Palestine:
Malfouf is a cabbage roll stuffed with ground meat and rice. It’s a traditional Lebanese dish, infused with lemon and garlic and served with plain or whole yogurt and Arabic bread.
4. Stuffed Grape Leaves – Egypt:
Stuffed grape leaves are usually known as “Dolma” is a traditional Egyptian dish originated from Ottoman Empire. Dolma is a form of a roll wrapped in cabbage and grape leaves stuffed with different vegetables like bell paper, zucchini, tomatoes, and eggplants. It usually served in both cold and warm conditions, while squeezing lemon juice at top of it.
5. Lamb Mansaf– Jordan:
It’s a traditional dish of Jordan which is made of chicken or lamb served on a large platter over the flatbread known as “Khubz” and rice. There is a custom of eating this dish with the right hand while keeping the left hand at the back.
6. Shakshouka– Algeria:
It is one of the most popular dishes of Africa, which is basically a thick soup made of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices with a poached egg. This dish originated from an Ottoman Empire which is considered as one of the most healthy dishes of that time, it’s usually served with flat bread.
7. Kanji– Sri Lanka:
Kanji is one of the most mouth watering delicacies of Sri Lanka, which is a staple having different varieties like Meat Kanji, rice Kanji, chicken Kanji etc. it is specially made during the month of Ramadan, to keep the Iftar menu healthy.