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….