Ramadan Baskets!

Ramadan Mubarak to you all!!  I’m sure we’re all doing our last minute grocery shopping and preparations.  Some of us may even be planning on doing the iftar with friends or family.  As Muslims, we should take advantage of our holidays to bring out the best of us, to wear the finest, and open our hearts to loved ones and strangers.  We should offer glad tidings, and one of the ways to do that is by making a Ramadan basket.I saw my husband’s aunt pass out Ramadan baskets and I liked the idea so much that I wanted to do the same for this Ramadan insha’Allah.Ramadan basket is a basket full of goodies that may or may not be related to Ramadan.You can have themed baskets for example:Iftar basket:
1-Rooh Afza: A popular iftar drink in Pakistan.
2-Dates
3-Can of garbanzo beans
4-Pakora Shan Masala: fried ground flour snacks
5-Seviyan/vermicelli: Pakistani dessert item used to make sheer korma.
6-Dua/Prayer: Print the Iftar dua/prayer on cardstock, so they can put it on their refrigerator.

*sample basket: does not contain all the items listed.

Fruit-chaat basket: Pakistani fruit salad mixed in with juice and spices.
1-Dates
2-Shan fruit chaat masala
3-Juice: You can either put a bottle of lemon juice or a fruit juice
4-Fruit: bananas, grapes, apples, mangoes, oranges and strawberries.

*sample basket: does not contain all the items listed.

Ramadan gift basket
1-Kufi/hijab
2-Quran/tafsir book
3-Prayer rug
4-CD: Burn a cd consisting of either Quran, lectures or nasheeds.

Since I am Pakistani, these baskets reflect the Pakistani culture, please feel free to share what you would include in your Ramadan basket!

Something to celebrate about….

0 thoughts on “Ramadan Baskets!

  1. Such a splendid idea, inshAllah I will make a basket for my only brother here in Canada. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you and your readers the blessings of happiness, joy and peace on Ramadan and always.
    I truly enjoy your website.
    Keep up the excellent work.

  2. Such an awesome idea. I love it! It’s a good way to celebrate ramadaan or even eid.
    One year me and my sister baked dozens of chocolate chip cookies and bought pretty glass plates…put the cookies on the plate, clear wrapped them, tied a bow, and attached a ramadaan Mubarak card…then handed them out to all our close family and friends:)

  3. That’s an awesome idea! Thanks Abeer, so creative! I’m definitely going to try these out!

    Another idea for dawah/coworkers, is to pass out cookies wrapped in small goodie bags with ribbons to all my coworkers on both Eids. Each bag has a little description of the holiday and why it is celebrated. It’s a great way to do dawah 🙂 And honestly, people ask you about it all the time, like “When is it going to be cookie time again?” 😀

    Also, when we were younger, my mom and all the aunties in the community would get together and hand out cakes from a very nice bakery to all the local public schools. We had 17 in our city so they would get delivered to the main school office for the principal, school administrators, etc. Attached to the cake would be a description of the holiday and why it is being celebrated. At the end of the letter, they would sign the names of the Muslim students. This is a great idea for moms with school-age children 🙂

    • that is a really wonderful idea masha’Allah! can’t wait to implement that when my kids start school insha’Allah!!

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