By Afshan Zahra
Ramadan is a month of unity, solidarity and togetherness and brings with it countless blessings and merry. Closeness is the key term for this month, and it doesn’t matter if it is your family, colleagues or the person next to you on the bus.
One of the most delightful facets of Ramadan that I look forward to experiencing is the exchange of food at the time of Iftar. The sweet and savory food going from house to house in the local neighborhoods is a delicacy purely of this month of Allah. A feeling of pleasure and anticipation is seen on the faces while they open the pots sent from the households next door to have a glimpse of the aromatic foods that lie with in. Unlike others, this nostalgic practice hasn’t faded over the years since the old times.
This distinct practice among Muslim households brings out a variety of foods on our tables rarely seen during other times of the year.
A feeling of togetherness is what makes Ramadan a time unlike any other.