Thursday, September 04, 2008

Break fast

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

In this holy month of Ramadhan we get to have a few more minutes to ourselves in the morning because since we are fasting, we don't have breakfast. Instead, we break fast at the end of the day.

Break fast and breakfast?

Funny how those two seem alike. Come to think of it, breakfast is similar to break fast if you consider the hours in the night, in which we sleep and do not eat for I do not know of anyone that can eat while he or she is asleep, as fasting.

Curious with this revelation, I googled the internet to see whether the word 'breakfast' really originated from the phrase 'to break fast'.

And it seems that it does. At least, according to Oxford it does. Click here for link.

Enjoy Ramadhan everyone. I'm off to break fast now.

Allah knows best.

Monday, September 01, 2008


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

I would like to wish my readers a pleasant Ramadhan.

Word of the day: fast

Meaning 1; adjective: at a high speed

Sorry, what was that? You spoke too fast.

Meaning 2; verb: to abstain oneself from eating and drinking

I won't be going for lunch today, I am fasting.

Allah knows best.
Disclaimer: I am neither an English native speaker nor a qualified English teacher.