9 things every Kashmiri will relate to during Ramadan

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Being Kashmiri, you can relate to following things:

1. Sahar Khan: With Ramadan comes Sahar Khan chanting ‘Waqt-e-sahar’ and beating his drum. He has been our alarm clock during this month for years now.

.sahar khann

2. Long kandur queues: Have you ever bought bread in Ramadan? God, those looongg queues at kandur..They will make you kill yourself.

roti kandur

3. Laziness: You become some version of koala bear. No hyekat. Only sleep.

lazy in ramadan

4. The duhelkhaw: When you meet someone the first thing they ask is, “roza hai?” If they hear negative..lol..you’re screwed.

You take pleasure in teasing those who don’t fast and give them names, mostly duhelkhaw or duldoes.

Duol doess

5. Beggars: There’s a knock every now and then on your door.. and guess who it is? Beggars. This happens all the time.

*Thuk thuk*

Me: Kus chuv?

They:

musafir ramazan

6. Waiting for iftar: The most awaited part of the day is here, Iftar. Throughout the day, you are killing time for this part especially 2-3 hours before it. On other days, you have no idea of magrib prayers but during Ramadan you know the exact time on the tip of your tongue. Also, your eyes are somehow glued to the clock the entire day.

maghrib meme

7. Firni: Firni is the ‘Dessert of the Month’. Your mom prepares firni not only for you, but also sends some of it to masjid and relatives.

firni

8. Taraweh: There is something special about this month that people who don’t usually offer prayer are also seen praying in the masjid five times a day. Also, you have these never ending debates about taraweh as to how many rakats to perform–8 or 20

taraweeeh

10. Counting days to Eid: Ramadhan leaves all of us waiting for Eid. Kids, teenagers, adults, elderly all of us eagerly wait for Eid.  And then before you know it, it’s Eid.

eid meme
11. Eid shopping: We, Kashmiris, shop A LOT. We are crazy for Eid shopping. We go nuts. Bakery and meat shops look like honey combs. You’ll have to spend a couple of hours there. Also, tailors go mad. They refuse to give your salwar suits on time. And..how can I forget, no Eid is complete unless young girls apply mehandi. It’s like a custom. Strictly followed. There is a mad rush of people during the end of the month.

eid shopping

 

 

Content: DialKashmir.com edited by Wahid Bhat

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Wahid Bhat is a Co-Founder/ sub Editor of Press Trust of Kashmir (www.Presstrustofkasmir.com). He is a journalist with experience of working in different media organisations. He reports on education ion, public interest. heath, Journalism is the act of gathering, asses, creating, and presenting news and information. It is also the product of these activities. Thanks to all those who said 'no' to me, it is because of them I did itself.