Break your fast at Ritu this Ramadan
Ramadan is a Holy month of fasting, falling in the 9th month of the Muslim calendar and beginning and ending with the appearance of the crescent moon. As the Muslim calendar is shorter than the Gregorian calendar, Ramadan occurs 10-12 days early each year, allowing it to fall in every season through a 33 year cycle.
This year, Ramadan falls between Saturday 2nd April and Sunday 1st May.
For Muslims, Ramadan is a time of prayer, self-reflection and increased charity and generosity. Fasting takes place from dawn until dusk, where Muslims abstain from eating any food, drinking any liquids, smoking cigarettes, and engaging in any sexual activity.
The Prophet Mohammed reportedly said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.”
It is thought that God revealed the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s sacred text, to Mohammed, on a night known as “The Night of Power” (or Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic).
The fast is then broken by a large meal called Iftar, which is often shared with friends, family and loved ones.
This year, Ritu has designed a special Iftar menu, to be enjoyed amongst friends in our restaurant. As is traditional, the meal will start with dates, fruits, nuts and a buttermilk drink. This will be followed by Onion Bhajis, Samosas, Kebabs and Salad, for just £15 per person.
Ritu wishes Ramdan Kareem to all.