Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's that time of the year again

It's that time of the year again.

A flier outside a major grocery store in Toronto

It's that time of the year when a sip of Rooh Afza is the most pleasant moment of the day.

It's that time of the year when the Quran gets dusted and date sellers (the fruit kind!) go into profit.

It's that time of the year when more people visit the mosque in one night than the entire last month.

It's that time of the year people have been waiting the last 11 months for.

It's that time of the year that the sport of 'moonfighting' enjoys a revival.

It's that time of the year when blood banks get a major rise in donations.

It's that time of the year food banks do great business.

It's that time of the year the 'biriyani burp' is made into an art fashion.

A very blessed Ramadan Kareem to all my readers, family and friends. May the Almighty Allah accept all our fasts and worship and good deeds and shower all of us with His blessings.


Anonymous said...

LOL! It's that time of the year when you truly miss home :(
Ramadhan Kareem to you and yours!! sf

Lat said...

Very good assessment made of Ramadhan! Wish the blood banks and other charities were full of donations even in other months as well and not wait for this special month.
Ramadan kareem to you!

Safiyyah said...

lol :)

Ramadan Mubarak dear!

Muslim Girl said...

Lol @ "sport of 'moonfighting'" and eww to the last one. So glad I'm not a guy, because this would never happen in the women's saff! :/

Dreamlife said...

JazakAllah - and to you and ur family :)

Nadia said...

"It's that time of the year the 'biriyani burp' is made into an art fashion." LOL

A very blessed Ramadan to you too!

PS: I can't imagine iftar without dates and Rooh Afza.

Azra S. said...

I *love* this month :D Shukran... Ramadan Mubarak to you and yours. May the month be blessed on all fronts!

Jaz said...

ameen. happy ramadan!

Anonymous said...

Are 'Biryani burp' and 'moon fighting' trademarked or otherwise patented? I am SO using them somewhere :-D

Ramadan Kareem to you too. You always keep it real LOLZ

Anonymous said...

Ramadan Kareem!

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Ramadan Kareem!

TManiac said...

Ramadan Mubarak Mezba!!! it taha here and this time i've chnged my blog address to http://tahaviewpoint.blogspot.com ... cheers :)

Mikaela H B said...


ramadan karim! :)

Mashriqi said...

Ramzan mubarak!

i couldnt help but smile when i read ur comment about ruh aafza...btw "ruh" means soul, nd "aafza" is fulfillment, so its the most apt name

i was curious about 1 thing: i thought tht u were anti-pakistani, and here u are complimenting a pakistani drink...

mezba said...

Thanks everyone for the wishes. I was a bit tied up with Ramadan stuff so had been neglecting my blog in this month.

Sf, thanks. Truly I miss the Dubai Ramadans. It's different in a muslim country, although Toronto makes it very close.

Lat, indeed, the spirit of Ramadan should be present throughout the year!

Safiyyah, thanks. Hope you have had a good one too.

Muslim Girl, er I have heard the women's saaf is quite competitive with the men in this regard! :-)

Dreamlife, thanks and same to you.

Nadia, oh yes, we finished two bottles of Rooh Afza so far!

Azra, ameen.

Jaz, thank you.

Miss specs, oh I would love to read your take on the biryani burp. Hope you and Mr Specs are having a good one (Ramadan that is). :-)

Sunehra, thanks.

Cairo, same to you!

TManiac, hey Taha nice to see you the other day. I changed my reader for your blog feeds.

Mikaela, thanks.

Mashriqi, no I am not anti-Pakistani, I don't know where you got that impression!