Ramadan and Eid

The end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid.

What does this mean? I’m not exactly sure. I know it’s a Muslim thing.

So what is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and indulging in anything that is in excess or ill-natured; from dawn until sunset. Fasting is meant to teach the Muslim patience, modesty and spirituality. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God (Arabic: الله‎, Allāh), and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. As compared to solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving forward about ten days each year as it is a moving festival depending on the moon. Ramadan was the month in which the first verses of the Qur’an were claimed to have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

The Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎) marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan and the first day of the following month, after another new moon has been sighted. The Eid falls after 29 or 30 days of fasting, per the lunar sighting. Eid ul-Fitr means the Festival of Breaking the Fast; a special celebration is made. Food is donated to the poor (‘Zakat al-Fitr’), everyone puts on their best, usually new, clothes, and communal prayers are held in the early morning, followed by feasting and visiting relatives and friends. The prayer is two rakaahs only, and it is optional (mustahabb) prayer as opposed to the compulsory five daily prayers. Muslims are expected to do this as an act of worship, and to thank Allah (God).

We have a special Eid menu available to us and I’ll share it with you.

1st day of Eid
Fresh Mutton Arsiya with Torsha
Omani Halwa / Omani Coffee / Fresh Fruits
Fresh Mutton Biriyani
Beef Stroganoff
Grilled Chicken
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Macroni
Humus / Mix Green
Mix Bean Salad
BBQ. Fresh Mutton
BBQ. Lamb Chops
BBQ. Chicken
Beef Steak
Chicken Sausage
Veg.Fried Rice & Steamed Rice
Veg.Korma – Omani / Indian
Cauli flower / Broccoli / Carrot
Jackect Potato / French Fries
EID Special Cake
Strawberry Tart Cake
Omani Halwa / Dates
Arabic Sweet/ Toffee / Chocolate

Camel Shuwa will be served 2nd day for Dinner @ 7.00 Pm

This is directly copied from the menu. Nothing has been added or changed, and yes. Camel is on the menu.

Bon Appetit!