Asalamualykum, my fellow Muslims and non-Muslims!! Ramadan Kareem!
Hey there! So this is the first Ramadan I have a blog and I’m going to kick off my Ramablogs (hehe) with a post I hope fellow Muslims find relatable! And even if you aren’t Muslim, I hope I have in some way, educated you about Ramadan struggles!💁♀️
1. Binge Eating At Suhoor (Meal Before Dawn)
Now I can’t personally relate, but my family and friends can! Especially when they wake up with only 10 minutes left!😱
2. Wobbling During Taraweeh (Taraweeh: AKA Leg Day Workout)
I felt this every year when we used to pray at the mosque, when the imam leading the prayer made Taraweeh last SO LONG! I would shift my weight from my left foot to my right foot to ease the pain. And the WORST was when my foot would fall asleep!
Now with this whole global pandemic, Taraweeh have become somewhat easier with my family praying at home together. But I still feel like I’m doing my leg day workout! 🦵
3. Using The Bathroom CONSTANTLY After Suhoor (all that water you speed drank!)
This is my reality now, especially since I’m consciously making sure I’m hydrated this Ramadan! Every Suhoor, I end up drinking SO much water, to the point that I can hear it swoosh in my stomach! And I’m waking up at LEAST three times just to relieve my bladder. Anyone else?😳
4. Eating Too Much At Iftar (even when you say you won’t)
No explanation necessary! But I must add, I come out of Iftar looking pregnant!🤰
5. Staying Up All Night And Ruining Your Circadian Rhythm
Every year, I say I’m going to sleep early and wake up early during Ramadan. Well, um, that’s going great!😌
6. Vowing To Not Eat Fried Things
Trying to be all healthy shmealthy huh? Those pakoras, falafel, samosas, chicken nuggets, fries, and rolls won’t disappear on their own! And why are these so tempting?? I eat one, and I just gotta eat them all!
Why are the best foods SO BAD FOR YOU?!?!? Explain!
7. Freezing Masjids
Not too relatable now (I hope!!), but why is this so true? I’m nearly shivering during Taraweehs! 🥶
8. When You’re Thirsty All Day Long (but suddenly not at Iftar)
Same goes for hunger! It vanishes by Iftar time!
9. Ramadan. In. Summer.
I’m counting down the days that Ramadan is in the winter!! 🥵This summer weather is too harsh! But gosh, I can’t just give up my mangoes!! 🥭
AND there you have it! I hope you found some solace in knowing that we are all going through the same pesky things during Ramadan. But isn’t this what makes Ramadan so special?
I’m over here complaining about this, but deep down, I’m loving it! 🥰🥰
Soooo, how many of you all are fasting this year? How is it going so far? And if you aren’t, just drop by and say hello down in the comments!! (If anyone is up for a deep conversation about why mangoes are the ultimate fruit, you know who to go to!)
your fave (you just don’t know it yet),