Showing posts with label 21 Ramzan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 21 Ramzan. Show all posts

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Commemorating the Martyrdom of Hazrat Ali on the 21st of Ramzan

Martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (Yaum-e-Ali): On the 21st of Ramzan ul Mubarak, Muslims worldwide come together to commemorate and honor the life and sacrifice of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This significant day is known as Yaum-e-Ali.

On the 21st of Ramzan, the city of Rohri reverently observes the Taboot procession in honor of Imam Ali (AS)

Who Was Hazrat Ali?

Hazrat Ali, born in 600 CE in Mecca, played a pivotal role in the early days of Islam. He was the first man to embrace Islam after the Prophet Muhammad received the divine revelation. Known for his unwavering faith, courage, and commitment to justice, Hazrat Ali's legacy transcends his role as a caliph.

His Martyrdom

On the 19th of Ramzan, in the year 40 AH (661 CE), Hazrat Ali suffered a fatal wound while praying in the mosque of Kufa, Iraq. Struck with a poisoned sword by Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam during an attack, Hazrat Ali passed away due to his injuries on the 21st of Ramzan, attaining martyrdom.

Legacy and Significance

Hazrat Ali holds great reverence among both Sunni and Shia Muslims. His teachings on justice, compassion, and knowledge serve as an enduring inspiration for generations. As the "Lion of Allah," Hazrat Ali's unwavering faith and unmatched swordsmanship continue to resonate.

Hazrat Ali: The Lion of Allah in Battle

Celebrated in Islamic history, Hazrat Ali emerged as an exemplar of courage and fortitude. His pivotal role in early Islamic battles under Prophet Muhammad's guidance remains etched in legend:

 Key Exploits:

1. Battles of Badr, Uhud, Khandaq, and Khaybar:
   - Hazrat Ali's swordsmanship struck fear into enemy ranks.
   - At the Battle of Khandaq, he engaged in an epic duel with the legendary Meccan warrior, Amr ibn Wudd, emerging victorious.
   - His valor solidified his reputation as Islam's greatest warrior.
2. The Heroic Feat at Khaybar:
   - Alone, Hazrat Ali stormed the impregnable Jewish stronghold of Qumus during the Battle of Khaybar.
   - His unwavering courage earned him the title "Lion of Allah."
Youm-e-Ali Procession in Rohri 2024: Traffic Route Diversions
The Youm-e-Ali procession, which commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Ali (RA), holds great significance for the Shia Muslim community. In 2024, this solemn occasion will be observed in Rohri and Sukkur, Pakistan. To ensure safety and efficient flow, authorities have implemented traffic route diversions:
- Date:2024
- Location: Rohri, Pakistan
- Traffic Route Changes:
  - Starting Point: The procession will commence from a designated location.
  - Route Alterations: Specific roads and streets will be closed or diverted to accommodate the procession.
  - Security Measures: Law enforcement agencies will manage traffic and maintain order.
  - Public Awareness: Residents and commuters are urged to stay informed about diversions and plan their travel accordingly.
Today’s Hijri Date: Ramadan 21, 1445 (Short Hijri Date: 21/9/1445)

Taboot e 21 Ramzan Rohri: Imam Ali (AS)

On the 21st of Ramzan, the city of Rohrireverently observes the Taboot procession in honor of Imam Ali (AS). Devotees gather to commemorate the martyrdom of this revered figure, reflecting on his unwavering faith, courage, and legacy. The Taboot procession echoes with solemnity and devotion, symbolizing the enduring significance of Imam Ali’s sacrifice. 

Central Majlis: A significant aspect of the day is the central majlis, which takes place at designated locations. In Rohri, the procession starts from Shah e Iraq and concludes at the Iraq MasqueShah e Najaf Imambargah, and Karbala Medan Rohri.


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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Culinary Delights in Ramadan: A Fresh Perspective

Ramadan in Pakistan is not just a time for spiritual reflection but also a celebration of culinary traditions. As the crescent moon heralds the arrival of this holy month, kitchens across the country buzz with activity, preparing for the pre-dawn meal of Suhoor and the evening feast of Iftar.

Recipes Reimagined

Ramadan culinary traditions hold a special place in our hearts, offering comfort and sustenance during this sacred month. These time-honored recipes are now receiving a contemporary twist to cater to modern palates while still honoring their rich heritage.

One beloved classic is fruit chaat, a delightful medley of fresh fruits. To elevate this dish, consider adding a honey-lime dressing. This infusion of tanginess and natural sweetness enhances the flavors of the fruit assortment, creating a delightful treat for iftar or suhoor.


A freshly cooked paratha on a plate, with steam rising, indicating it’s hot and ready to eat.

    Paratha holds a cherished spot in Pakistan’s gastronomic heritage, often enjoyed at breakfast or as a snack. This hearty flatbread is typically served with an assortment of flavorful fillings.


A vibrant plate of Channa chaat, garnished with fresh herbs, diced tomatoes, and onions, ready to be enjoyed.

Leaving the sweet delights behind, we turn our attention to the zesty world of savory treats with chaat taking center stage. This beloved South Asian street food is a staple at the myriad of roadside vendors and quaint eateries scattered throughout Pakistan. A typical chaat consists of a crunchy fried dough base, heaped with a mix of boiled potatoes, chickpeas, and grams, all brought to life with a dusting of aromatic spices, a dash of dried ginger, and a drizzle of tangy tamarind sauce, crowned with a dollop of creamy yogurt. For those in pursuit of a more substantial fare, chaat pairs impeccably with samosas, creating a satisfyingly hearty meal. And here's an interesting nugget: Gol gappay falls under the chaat umbrella too!


A golden-brown sambosa filled with spiced meat and vegetables, served on a white plate.

While the samosa may not hold the official title of Pakistan's national dish, it is certainly revered as such. This delectable treat is a staple of Pakistani street food, readily available at nearly every turn throughout the nation.
The samosa is a pastry crafted into a distinctive triangular shape, brimming with a variety of fillings. In the bustling streets of Lahore, the traditional samosa is generously stuffed with a savory potato mixture and typically accompanied by a sweet red chutney and a hearty chickpea curry.
In recent times, the samosa has seen an evolution, with an array of new variations hitting the market. Beyond the classic potato stuffing, one can now indulge in samosas filled with chicken, minced meat, cabbage, an assortment of vegetables, macaroni, and even a sweet chocolate twist, among others.

  • Coriander Chutney: This lively-hued green condiment, crafted from fresh coriander leaves, zesty green chilies, tangy lemon juice, and a blend of aromatic spices, serves as a perfect accompaniment. It’s commonly slathered on sandwiches for an herbaceous kick or offered as a savory dip alongside various snacks.
  • Garlic Chutney: This robust chutney is a blend of fiery garlic, hot red chili powder, and occasionally, grated coconut, creating a bold flavor. It’s a popular choice to accompany the sizzle of street foods and the char of grilled meats, adding a punch of spice to each bite. 
  • Tamarind Chutney: Celebrated for its delightful fusion of sweetness and tang, this chutney is a staple in chaat dishes and serves as an exquisite dipping sauce. Its unique flavor profile enhances the taste experience of various appetizers.
  • Date and Tamarind Chutney: This chutney is a harmonious blend of date’s natural sweetness with the distinctive tartness of tamarind, creating a versatile condiment that’s a favorite in chaats or as a flavorful dip for samosas.
  • Mango Chutney: Crafted from succulent ripe mangoes, this chutney strikes a perfect balance between sweet and spicy, enhanced with a hint of vinegar and a medley of spices, making it an ideal partner for curries and barbecued meats.
  • Onion Chutney: A fiery mix of onions and red chilies, mellowed with the tang of tamarind and a selection of spices, this chutney is a zesty accompaniment to traditional South Indian dosas and idlis.
  • Pomegranate Chutney: Bursting with the sweet and sour essence of pomegranate seeds, enriched with fresh mint and a pinch of spices, this chutney brings a refreshing fruity twist to salads, snacks, and grilled dishes.

Pakora (fried vegetable fritters)

Crispy pakoras arranged on a plate, ready to be enjoyed.

Craving a quick bite? Consider indulging in some delightful pakoras. These crispy vegetable fritters offer a guilt-free snacking experience, allowing you to savor without fretting over health concerns. With their roots in India, pakoras have won hearts across the subcontinent, including Pakistan. Whether it's a bustling street corner, a cozy restaurant, or a welcoming household, pakoras are a ubiquitous treat. Typically, they're crafted from a blend of thinly sliced onions, potatoes, and assorted vegetables, enveloped in a spiced batter made from gram flour, chili flakes, water, lemon juice, and a dash of chili powder. Pair them with a steaming cup of masala chai for the ultimate snack-time duo. Enjoy!


Aromatic biryani rice with tender pieces of meat and vibrant spices, garnished with fresh herbs.

Biryani transcends the role of a mere snack; it’s a hearty meal that can be enjoyed in smaller servings too. Its origins are somewhat elusive, but it’s widely acknowledged as a culinary creation of the ancient Muslim communities of the Indian subcontinent. Pakistan boasts a variety of biryanis, including the fragrant Sindh biryani, which combines basmati rice with a medley of spices and vegetables. Another beloved variant is the Memoni or Kutchi biryani, a rich blend of rice, tender lamb, potatoes, onions, and yogurt.

Doodh Patti Chai 

A steaming cup of Doodh Patti Chai with a side of crispy biscuits on a simple table setting.

Milk Tea, known as Doodh Patti, holds a cherished place in Pakistani culture as the nation's beloved drink. While one can easily prepare chai at home, the unique flavor of Doodh Patti served at a dhaba is unparalleled. 

The vibrant dhaba scene along Islamabad's food street is gaining fame. Should you find yourself in Islamabad, don't miss out on the authentic Doodh Patti served at the bustling outdoor dhabas for a truly memorable experience.

Gol Gappy (Pani Poori)

A plate of Gol Gappy (Pani Poori), the popular South Asian street snack, filled with tangy tamarind water.

Gol gappay, also known as panipuri or paani poori, defy simple translation and truly need to be experienced. This beloved Pakistani street food consists of a spherical, hollow puri that's punctured on one side to make room for a burst of flavors. It's traditionally stuffed with a tangy blend of imli (tamarind) water, spicy chaat masala, sweet tamarind chutney, crisp onions, and fiery chili. Each bite is a symphony of spicy, tangy, and savory notes, offering a bold taste adventure not meant for the timid palate.


A hearty plate of haleem topped with red chili powder, fresh coriander, and a slice of lemon, served alongside fluffy rice.

Concluding our culinary journey on a high note, let's talk about haleem. This robust stew is a favorite not only in Pakistan but across various Asian regions. The essential components of haleem include barley, various meats, lentils, and wheat, with occasional additions of rice. Traditionally, haleem is known for its slow cooking method, often simmering throughout the night. However, modern cooking techniques allow for a substantial portion of haleem to be ready in roughly six hours, making the savory and fulfilling dish a delightful anticipation.

Tutorial Triumphs

Meal prep tutorials become invaluable during Ramadan, offering time-saving techniques without compromising on the quality of the fare. These tutorials emphasize the importance of planning and showcase how bulk-cooking grains, legumes, and meats can streamline the process of creating wholesome Suhoor and Iftar spreads.

Restaurant Revelations

While home cooking takes center stage, the restaurant scene in Pakistan during Ramadan offers its own allure. Eateries adapt to the Ramadan schedule, opening their doors post-sunset to serve Iftar buffets that feature an array of dishes from succulent kebabs to rich, creamy desserts. It's a time when the communal aspect of dining is celebrated, and the joy of breaking the fast is shared amongst friends and family.

Trendsetting Tastes

Culinary trends during Ramadan evolve with the times. Nutrition-focused choices are on the rise as individuals increasingly opt for meals that are both lighter and more nourishing, in contrast to the customary dense and indulgent fare. Vegan and vegetarian options are curated with care, ensuring inclusivity and variety on the Iftar table.
In essence, Ramadan in Pakistan is a time when the culinary landscape is painted with the vibrant colors of tradition, innovation, and communal harmony.


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

21 Ramzan ul Mubarak Martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (Yaum-e-Ali) حضرت علی

21 Ramzan ul Mubarak Martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (Yaum-e-Ali) حضرت علی , will be observed here on Monday (21st of Ramzan, 1440 Hijrah) with full religious respect. which is being observed on May 27, the 21st of Ramadan. Majalis and juloos are also held to pay homage to the fourth caliph of Muslims. video source :Youtube 

21 رمضان المبارک شہادت حضرت علی (یوم علی) حضرت علی رضی اللہ عنہ منگل (21 رمضان المبارک سن 1440 ہجری) کو پورے مذہبی احترام کے ساتھ منایا جائے گا۔ جو 21 مئی رمضان المبارک کو منایا جارہا ہے۔ مسلمانوں کے چوتھے خلیفہ کو خراج عقیدت پیش کرنے کے لئے مجالس اور جلوس بھی رکھے جاتے ہیں۔