Ramadan is just around the corner and everyone's gearing up for the best month in the Islamic calendar ? From dragging your friends to every single mosque in sight for a night of taraweeh, paying alms to just taking a moment to reflect after prayers, there's no denying the feeling of peacefulness this holy month brings to Muslims everywhere ?
Ah, but wait.. With Ramadan also comes certain things that all of us can relate to (Hint: Food. Coma.) Here's 10 things every Muslim goes through during Ramadan that'll make you go 'THIS IS ME'?
1. When the start-of-Ramadan adrenaline wears off
The first few days? Easy peasy! You can barely feel the hunger pangs, your energy is at an all time high and you think you're off to a good, strong start..
Buuuut, two weeks in and you're like:
Ah, yes.. the mid-Ramadan energy slump. We've all been there?
2. Your stomach growling THE. ENTIRE. DAY.
"Do you hear that?" "What's that noise?" "Is it just me or is someone really hungry?"
"It's not my stomach... if that's what you're asking..."
3. When you wake up late for sahur and don't have time to cook
Your alarm starts screaming relentlessly in your ear, demanding that you feed your poor, grumbling tummy. As you blearily open your eyes to check the time (and hoping that you can squeeze in a few more minutes of precious sleep).. wait, it's 10 minutes to imsak
You make a mad dash to your kitchen and check your fridge for leftover nibbles to quickly devour but... it's EMPTY?
4. Those "Wait, not even water?!" comments
Cue the internal eye roll..
We’re all too familiar with the face palm expression we give after the "Are you sure?" comment!Credit: giphy
And the sarcastic "I've never been more sure about something in my life."?
5. Counting down the hours to iftar
T-6 hours to iftar
; you try to distract yourself as much as possible but catch yourself staring at the clock multiple times during the day?
T-3 hours; IT'S ONLY 4PM?!!!
1 minute before the azan
starts and you're almost hyperventilating?
6. When you go to the mosque for taraweeh and your shoes are lost forever
A familiar sight at every entrance to the mosque, you know NEVER to wear your favourite shoes to taraweeh because the chances of you ever seeing it again? Pretty slim.
Well, you know what they say, it's better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all?
7. When it's only sahur and you're already thinking of iftar
, you're half awake and absent-mindlessly shoving food into your mouth..
But internally you're somehow already planning about what to eat for iftar
and thinking of every type of food imaginable?
P.S. If you're looking for a huge spread for the whole family, check out McDonald's value-for-money Iftar (sunset) bundle! With enough food to feed 5-6 hungry souls (burgers, chicken nuggets, apple pies and fries. Lots of fries?), you even get to save up to 38% on your order!
8. The dreaded food coma
The 3 stages when you're breaking fast:
Stage 1 - That first bite euphoria
Oh food, how I've missed you?
Stage 2 - You eat EVERYTHING and ANYTHING in sight!Credit: giphy
Sorry can't talk, too busy eating?
Stage 3 - You regret everythingCredit: giphy
A nap sounds good right now...?
9. Covering your mouth when talking so that people can't smell your breath?
Come on, we're all guilty of this? An entire day of not eating or drinking is good for the soul of course, but it may leave your breath smelling a little funky?
But you justify it by saying,
To be honest, you would do anything for a mint right now.
10. Food deliveries are your new best friend
Sometimes, we can't help but feel way too tired to prepare iftar
so what's the next best thing? Food deliveries! You end up calling for deliveries so much that the company knows you by name and you're on first name basis with your food delivery guy?
This Ramadan, McDonald's is offering several value-for-money bundles
with all your favourite food items! There are bundles for both sahur and iftar and enough for the whole family! The Iftar (sunset) bundle
($49.95, 5-6 pax) is perfect when you're too tired to cook for iftar and the Sahur (sunrise) bundle
($39.95, 5-6 pax) is all you need when you don’t want to wake up that early (30 more minutes of sleep makes a whole lot of difference) for sahur Order can be placed up to 7 days in advance
, which makes things so much more convenient! You don't have to rack your brains about what to eat now?
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Iftar (sunset) bundle for 5-6[/caption]
As challenging (and hilarious?) as some of these experiences may be, nothing beats the peace and serenity this holy month brings you! Here's to another fruitful, amazing Ramadan✨
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