The Festival of Fasting and Feasting: Sania and Anam Mirza

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar, is celebrated all across the world by fasting from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran and charity are what complete the holy month. Muslims look forward to opening their fast on the 30th day, with the festival Eid-ul-Fitr, which they celebrate with great pomp and show. We went into the homes of some well-known Muslim families in the city, to get an insight on how they spend this auspicious month and, anticipate and prepare for Eid.

Text: Anahita Ahuja

Sania and Anam Mirza 

Ramzaan to you is…

Ramzaan is about fasting and praying. Being closer to God and giving charity. It is also a month where they’re lots of family gatherings for “Iftaar”.

It is special because…

Most of our family around the world comes to town during the month of Ramzaan. It is also the month where we try to help as many people through charity. This year made it even more special for us because of our visit to Makkah.

A perfect feasting meal comprises of…

We are all foodies and hence enjoy haleem every single day. We also enjoy fried pakodas!

How do you celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr?

Eid is about visiting friends and family, and lots and lots of sheer korma. It the day after 30 days of fasting, so Eid is all about the feasting.

Three special dishes you look forward to…

Haleem, Falooda and Sheer Khorma 

Your favorite haleem joint is…

555 any day!