The muslims across the world fast on this holy month
Shimshali People team is now in Islamabad, Pakistan. This particular phase of Satwa Guna Project ( http://www.photodesign.ro &http://www.photodesign.ro/blog ) is developed in collaboration with Pakistan Youth Outreach Programme ( http://www.pakyouthoutreach.com )
While waiting for filming and access documents in the Hunza/Shimshal, we perform image and video documentation in Islamabad with the beginning of Ramazan's.
A short brief introduction of Ramadan & Independance day of Pakistan can be viewed on Satwa Guna YouTube channel
Even though from dawn to sunset, Muslims abstain from food, drink and all sensual pleasures, that doesn’t mean food is entirely out of the picture. Two main meals are taken each day during Ramadan. The souhoorbegins each day before dawn and the aftar breaks the fast after sunset. At the sundown each day the fast is broken with the dates and water or the apricot drink. Mostly this is followed by a traditional soup like lentil and a salad like ‘fattoushi’. However, the main meal can be anything. There are no restrictions, olives, cheeses, meats, everything just goes. Every family has its traditional dishes to enjoy. Also sweets are also an important part of Ramadan food. Usually ladies at home prepare the special Ramadan dishes for the evening meal. Many go out to give the women a break. Visits are exchanged for a community get together and feasts within their own faith. But it is not prudent to indulge in eating too much while after the fast. Because the stomach shrinks during this fast. In fact, the fast loses its meaning with an indulgence.
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