Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kurma oh Kurma

Dear Diary,
Ramadhan 2010 is here and already inching into its second half. Exactly a year ago, I celebrated the arrival of Ramadhan in Mecca. How time flies. It seems like only a few months ago I was walking to and fro to Masjidil Haram for iftar and terawih. I got to experience Ramadhan in Mecca and it was such a beautiful experience. No words can describe my feelings and experiences being over there.
I also got to observe different people from different countries and their iftar cultures. The Turkish with their cheese and bread (the cheese is super soft), the Africans with their herbal drinks and the Arabs with their dates.
As we all know, breaking fast with dates is a sunnah. There are varieties of dates available in the market nowadays. Which type do you like best? I really like the fresh ones, especially if their ripe. To make it better, cool them in the refrigerator before eating. I ate this kind of dates in Mecca last year while performing umrah during Ramadhan. The dates are so succulent…just pop them in your mouth, you don’t have to chew, they just melt away.

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Mummy Nana said...

Bestnyakan kalau dpt ziarah Makah.... last timeI pegi lepas SPM lamanya.. mesti dah byk berubah sanakan....bilalah.. dpt pegi lagi...

Unaizah said...

Kalau kita dah penah sampai Mekah, sure kita nak gi lagikan. Terasa macam dipanggil-panggil je. Rasanya memang banyak dah berubah. My hubby gi 2 yrs before that pun kata ada perubahan....tu baru 2 tahun.

Cery said...

ye betulll.. alhamdulillah i dpt peluang pi jun baru2 ni... ni baru august..i dah rasa rinduuu terbyang2 kaabahh..isk isk..kalo keje cop duit..stiap bulan saya pergi..mudah2 ada rezeki nak pi lagi... By the way..jom tukar blog list..bleh?

ERMAYUM said...

kat sri petaling ada kedai arab al diafah just a few shop lot from umw toyota dealer (sebagai tanda) kat situ ada jual dates semua jenis ) yg ripe simpan dalam freezer tu kan heaven kan tu pun ada jual
kat night market harga melampau
eda g kat gudang shah alam pada harga borong bermacam grade but takda yg masak simpan dalam freezer
mr hub suka yang kering my date pun yg jenis meriam tu eda suka yg moist macam kurma nabi or medjul tu

Unaizah said...

Cery - If leh cop duit, tak lekat di umah le...jln sana jln sini hihi. Sori la saya ni baru je berblogging, what do u mean by tukar blog list? Boleh beri tunjuk ajar hihihi.

Ermayum - Again and again dok dengar about this Al Diafah. Unai tau kedai tu sbb dulu auntie Mr F nk belanja dinner kat situ tp tutup. Dah selalu dgr it's a good restaurant tp tak berkesempatan nak gi lagi. Mr F ni tak gemar sgt arab food. Bulan tak puasa ada tak kurma masak tu...sedapnya!!!