Ramadan drinks play an important role during Ramadan because they help the body stay hydrated, especially during the long hours of fasting. Let’s discover about Ramadan and popular drinks during these holidays with VINUT
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is considered the holiest month in Islam. It is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and devotion to Allah (God).
During Ramadan, Muslims around the world observe a period of fasting from dawn until sunset. This means that they do not eat or drink anything, including water, during daylight hours. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which are the basic acts of worship that are obligatory for all Muslims.
In addition to fasting, Muslims also engage in increased prayer and charitable acts during Ramadan. The month culminates in the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, a three-day festival that marks the end of the fasting period and the beginning of the next lunar month in the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan is a time of community and family, with special meals and gatherings taking place each evening to break the fast. It is a time of spiritual reflection, renewal, and increased devotion to Allah and is considered a time of great blessings and rewards for those who observe it with sincerity and dedication.
Meaning of Ramadan
The holy month of Ramadan is considered an appropriate time to fast and pray with faith and enthusiasm. According to Islam, good deeds done during Ramadan will bring prosperity and success.
Ramadan Drinks Around The World
Here are some popular and refreshing Ramadan drinks:
1. Qamar Al-Din
Qamar Al-Din is a traditional drink of the Middle East, it is believed to have originated in the region of Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). This apricot juice is usually served cold and can be garnished with nuts or raisins. Furthermore, the name “Qamar Al-Din” in Arabic means “moon of religion” and this drink is usually consumed during the holy month of Ramadan.
Jallab is known to be one of the most popular Ramadan drinks, and it is often served at Iftar, the meal that ends the daily fast. This is a refreshing drink, suitable for hot summer days thanks to a mixture of grape nectar and rose water, mixed with water and served with Jallab stones often garnished with pine nuts and raisins, and sometimes topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
3. Tamr Hindi (Tamarind Juice)
Tamar Hindi is a traditional refreshing drink made from tamarind with a sour and aromatic taste. This drink is commonly consumed during the holy month of Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the Middle East.
Karkadeh, a popular drink during the month of Ramadan, is an herbal tea made from the dried calyx of the hibiscus flower and is known for its rich flavor and bold color. This drink is usually served hot or cold and can be sweetened with sugar or honey for flavor. Karkadeh is not only enjoyed for its taste but is also believed to have health benefits. It is high in antioxidants and Vitamin C and may help lower blood pressure and improve heart health.
5. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a delicious, refreshing, and favorite Ramadan drink during fasting. In addition, lemon juice contains many minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. This is sure to be the perfect drink for a hot summer day to rejuvenate your sugar and energy levels.
6. Rooh Afza
Rooh Afza is a popular beverage in many countries and especially in hot summer. This is a non-alcoholic drink, has a ruby color, and is made from a mixture of fruits, herbs, and flowers. Moreover, it is one of the essential refreshments during the holy month of Ramadan in Pakistan. Rooh Afza is known for its unique taste and aroma, which is a combination of rose, citrus, and other floral and herbal notes.
7. Watermelon Juice
Watermelon juice is one of the best options when choosing Ramadan drinks. This is a 100% natural drink that is full of vitamin C and keeps your body hydrated. Easy to make, quick on time, and a natural protector from heat and sunburn.
Sobia is a popular Ramadan drink in many Muslim countries, especially during the month of Ramadan. In addition to being a delicious beverage, Sobia has cultural significance in many Muslim communities. It is often shared with family and friends during Ramadan as a way to fast and celebrate the holy month together. It is made by fermenting rice with water, sugar, milk, and coconut milk overnight, and is served chilled in a glass or cup and can be garnished with cinnamon powder, and other nuts.
If you’re too busy to make your own, VINUT has a few juices available to help you fuel up during Ramadan 2023: