KSrelief Continues Implementing Water and Environmental Sanitation Project in Hajjah and Saada Governorates, Yemen    Over 16.3mn passengers set to benefit annually from 3400-km coastal transport project    PIF appoints Rania Nashar as head of Compliance and Governance    King, Crown Prince congratulate Qatar's emir on anniversary of his accession to power    Second batch of Saudi oil derivatives grant arrives in Yemen's Hadramout governorate    DGA provides domain registration service for government entities    Asia Shares Mixed    President of Gambia Arrives in Jeddah    Museums Commission launches its official website    President of IsDB Receives Kenyan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia    Saudi Press: FSDP Makes a Number of Achievements Despite Challenges Due to COVID-19    Mexico's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 231,847    Germany's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Rise By 1,008    Saudi Chief of General Staff Takes Part in 9th Moscow Conference on International Security    Al-Khuraiji highlights Saudi efforts in fostering international cooperation    Bahrain extends support program for businesses hit by coronavirus    UK Minister for South Asia Lord Ahmad concludes 2-day visit to Pakistan    Over 60% of UK adults receive both doses of COVID-19 vaccine    KSrelief's Clinics Provide Medical Services for 570 Individuals in Zaatari Camp, Jordan    Pedestrian bridge collapses onto Washington, DC, highway, injuring several    US voices 'grave concern' after airstrike kills dozens at market in Ethiopia's Tigray region    John McAfee, antivirus software creator, found dead in Spanish prison    GAMI Presents Growth Strategy for Saudi Military Sector in USSABC Webinar    SAGO Receives First Vessel of Wheat Produced by Saudi Investment Abroad    Chairman and CEO of STC Thank Saudi Leadership for Licensing STC Bank as First Digital Bank in Saudi Arabia    Saudi national team wins 2 gold medals at Arab Athletics Championship    Saudi National Team Wins 2 Gold Medals at Arab Athletics Championship    Tokyo Olympics: Limited local fans allowed to attend but no cheering    Saudi, Indian ministries sign historic MoU on yoga cooperation    Minister of Sports unveils 'Nafes' platform to boost private sector investment in Saudi Arabia    RSIFF celebrates Saudi Cinema Nights in Jeddah on June 16–17    "Scripts and Calligraphy: A Timeless Journey" Exhibition Begins to Receive Visitors Today    $10 million Red Sea Fund to back over 100 projects    Saudi Music Commission Dedicates Patriotic Song to Green Falcons    Indian man believed to have headed 'world's largest family' dies    Ministry of Health: People With Obesity are Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Infections    Saudi National Team Beats Singaporean Counterpart 3-0 in FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers    Saudi National Shooting Team Wins Gold, Silver Medals in Arab Shooting Championship    Saudi U-20 Team Beats Bosnia at End of Croatian Tournament    Ithra Holds Environment Exhibit    Use of external loudspeakers at mosques to be restricted to Adhan and Iqamat-ul-salah    From whom do we take Shariah? How do we get legitimacy?    Welcome to beautiful Ramadan customs    Vaccination does not invalidate fasting, says UAE Fatwa Council    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Indian Community in Rafha Recalls Ramadan Habits
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 25 - 04 - 2021

Several Muslim communities residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recall their habits and traditions during the holy month of Ramadan through exchanging greetings, family gatherings on iftar banquets and preparations for this occasion.
Members of Muslim communities seize the opportunity of their residence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, mainly during the holy month of Ramadan, to visit the Grand Mosque to perform Umrah or to visit the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah in light of preparations provided by relevant authorities to facilitate procedures for visitors and Umrah performers.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) met with members of the Indian community who work in several professions in Rafha Governorate, who expressed appreciation and respect to the Saudi society for the decent treatment, noting that feelings during the holy month of Ramadan get closer among Muslims worldwide, where spiritualties of the month highlight how much Muslims yearn to this occasion.
Indian resident Hafith Taylor, who has been working in a tailor shop in Rafha for 10 years, spoke about Ramadan habits and gatherings for iftar that are hosted with multiple languages at the Call and Guidance Association, noting that his Ramadan day starts at noon through going to the shop and working till almost the sunset, which is the time allocated to buy the food and head home. After the Taraweeh prayer, Taylor starts his second shift of work that lasts till midnight, when he gets back home to sleep till the time of suhour that is prepared from certain ingredients, such as rice mixed with Indian spices, cucumber and yoghurt.
For his part, Lal Ahmad, who has been working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a driver for 20 years, said that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has prompted a lot of members of the Indian community to reduce gatherings and visits, especially during the weekends in Ramadan, where most of them now only go to work and for shopping when necessary and for short periods of time.
Resident Mohammed Miraj, who has been working in a laundry shop for six years, referred to the most delicious Indian dishes that are presented in Ramadan, such the butter chicken with its sweet taste, which is made of boiled chicken with spices, butter, tomato sauce, cream and coriander, and this dish is usually eaten with white rice at the suhour time, in addition to other dishes like rice with lentil, milk bread, and other spicy Indian dishes whose spices are usually bought from herbalists.
As for Ashraf Fal, who has been working for a barbershop for nine years, he said that some communities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during Ramadan recall some special traditions related to Indian food on some days of the week, such as the Indian samosa stuffed with potatoes, onions, peas and lentil, with the addition of several spices and oil fried, as well as Tandoori chicken with its distinguished flavor.


Clic here to read the story from its source.