Mindful Ramadan

There is a misconception that mindfulness is about deep breathing and focusing on the breath alone, such that one remains detached and distracted from their inner thoughts and the external world around them. This is false, and, in fact, disregards the very core of mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is about relaxing the mind from over-stimulation; it’s …

Finding the spirit of Ramadan

Ramadan brings to mind an array of sights in the mind’s eye – eager faces turned up to the sky as they wait to witness the beauty of a slight crescent moon which signals the start of a month filled with peace, serenity and forgiveness; laden iftaar tables just waiting to be set upon by …

Benefits of Fasting

Shiza Khan is back with the second part of her Ramadan preparation series. In part 2 she details the benefits of fasting, so just in case you’re finding the fasts difficult, this is a timely reminder!  May is already here, and we’re just a few days into oRamadan!  And today, I want to discuss The …

Preparing for Ramadan

  Shiza Khan is back with more advice on how to do your Ramadan prep like a boss! In part 1 of this series she advises that you keep up with your workout routine whilst introducing nutritious foods! Watch out for part 2. Ramadan is the month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims all …

5 Foods Dieticians Swear By

In the run up to Ramadan  our Shiza Khan has 5 top nutritional tips for key foods to include in your diet.  Have you ever so often looked at the shelves in the supermarkets and marvelled at all the pricey, probably hyped “health products” and wondered if they really do what their claims say?  Quinoa, …

Blessings of Ramadan: a personal reflection

by Sprinkle of Surprise Ramadan. This month means so many different things to so many different people. For some this is another month, for others, this is the time of utmost importance. Everyone performs various religious duties as they see fit this month, what ties us all together is the fasting. Fasting by abstaining from …

A personal rant about Ramadan: Fasting with Depression

by Zara Random personal rant about Ramadan So, some of you may or may not know that I am a Muslim. Not a good one, but a Muslim nevertheless. A little info is that in the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, Ramadan, we fast from dawn to dusk (no food or water, no smoking, …

Ramadhan – “Why Aren’t You Fasting?”

by Maaiysa Valli @Maaiysa  Every year, Ramadhan comes. And every year, I struggle. Not with the fast – which this year is around 20+ hours long – but with NOT being able to fast. It’s a battle I quietly face every year. And here I’ll explain why. You may know that certain groups are exempt …