RAMAZAN is upon us. It is a month of blessings and mercy. An integral part of Ramazan is restraint. We fast to restrict our impulses of excess. We fast to control our desires — physical, emotional and others. It is also a time when we reflect on our privileges and share these in the form of charity.
However, Ramazan has also been turned into a feast. More than worrying about our Ramazan goals, we worry about new dishes to cook. While it is alright to enjoy iftar with your family, this instance should not set a precedent as though Iftar is supposed to be lavish.
Furthermore, hogging on food with no restraint is bad for your physical health as well. We make high sugar desserts with no concern for the science behind food, especially during ramazan. We then go on to share picture perfect Iftaar pictures on social media. It not only makes people desire food everyone can’t afford, it also makes people crave for company of family members they may have lost.
Let’s show some restraint and be mindful.
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