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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

MWA Member Aishah Schwartz shares her Ramadan menus - Suhoor Day 2

2 Ramadan - Well, lets start with iftar, which I did not photograph. See, the thing is, I don't like a heavy iftar. It makes you lazy for prayers. Comeon' admit it; it does YOU, too. ;-) So, to break my fast, well...I had a couple of huge swallows of an ice cold Pepsi. It's my drug of choice. lolz lolz Can't help it! Comeon''s your fast breaker, too...(a cigarette) *cough* *cough* Then I sat down and finished what I didn't eat of the dates with milk from 1 Ramadan's suhoor. This satisfied me until about 10PM. Then I ate a tuna sandwich. From midnight to 2:30 I napped. And then for SUHOOR, I had a bowl of tomato soup sprinkled with crumbled wheat crackers, a two egg omelet, some diced peaches, a small glass of milk with dates, and a chilled cup of Ali Cafe (coffee). And, of course, plenty of water to wash it all down. Oh! And a side dish of cat. lolz lolz lolz It's a glass top table in my sitting room and Sakinah just happened to be sitting under it when I snapped the photo.

Tomato soup sprinkled with crumbled wheat crackers, a 2-egg omlet, diced peaches, a small cup of milk with dates, and a glass of chilled Ali-Cafe (coffee).

After the fajr prayer, around 5:30 I threw on an abaya and took a walk in the early morning fresh air, complete with a nice cool breeze. The light was perfect as the sun had already risen, and the streets were virtually empty except for a stray taxi here and there. It was so satisfying! Passed into the corner market beside my flat, picked up a few items, went home, took a nice long shower and at long last, booted up the laptop so say salams to everyone on Facebook.

Well, that's a wrap for Ramadan Day 2!

Psssst...what did YOU eat today? And did you pray for the starving in Somalia and Kenya? ♥

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Aishah Schwartz, a Muslim American, is an internationally renowned human rights activist, writer and photo journalist focusing on the rights of Muslim women and the plight of the Palestinian people affected by the Israeli imposed illegal embargo on Gaza.


  1. Al Hamdulilah beloved Aishah.
    A Delightful post! Masha ALLAH. and Yes I have been catching the Somalia calamity on the major networks. This unfortunate political horror is A SIN. We send our prayers to them in ask for quick RELEIF, AMIN!

  2. Today I had blueberry waffles, a glass of milk, a glass of apple juice and a small cup of coffee - subhana'Allahu for Ramadan Day 2! May it be blessed and our fasts accepted, amin.

  3. I had halal boiled sausage, scrambled eggs with tomato bits in butter and milk sauce, a half glass of orange juice, dried dates (from Saudi); and of course, water.


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