Cook and Eat Moderately this Ramadan
Every year almost 1.5 billion Muslims celebrate the arrival of Ramadan, even though the month is for fasting and cherishing the blessings of ALLAH but now more than ever it has been vastly reduced to even more eating and the overall essence of Ramadan seems to be forgotten
Muslims engage the whole month of Ramadan preparing delicacies which are specifically prepared in this Holy month, they invite others for Iftaar parties. Not that eating is bad, neither inviting others to iftaar and dinner events is but forgetting what the main message of Ramadan is very saddening indeed.
Eating moderately is now not only advertised throughout the month of Ramadan by prominent Health and Nutrition specialists, but throughout the whole year around. While fasting our body naturally detoxifies itself from harmful substances and our whole digestive system is given rest for the whole day for a complete month. This whole rest of the digestive system gets disrupted by eating oily fried food items and eating too much at one time, as that leads to body getting tired and drowsy and may also result in stomachache.
Allah says: “O children of Adam, take your adornment to every mosque. Eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess.” [Sûrah al-A`râf: 31]
From the verse above ALLAH advises us to eat and drink but not excessively and that is a clear instruction not only limited to Ramadan but the whole year. Eating and drinking healthy and moderately will keep us in the good shape to worship our creator and sustainer, and benefit completely from the holy month of Ramadan.