A fast is a voluntary practice in which people go for extended or structured periods without eating and drinking for spiritual, medical, or weight loss reasons. Others fast to protest or raise awareness for causes. Fasts vary widely depending on the type you’re following. Some fasts allow water, tea, coffee, or other fluids during the […]

INTERNATIONAL DINING ETIQUETTE Dining etiquette for eating with Muslims. Islam prohibits the use of pork, and meat for Muslims should be prepared halal. Do not eat in front of Muslim colleagues, or invite them to join you for a meal, during the day during Ramadan. DRINKS Dining etiquette for drinking. When offered, always accept tea, […]

The month is of huge importance across the Islamic world as a chance to show reverence to Allah and escape from the pace of everyday life Ramadan is a special month in the Islamic calendar when practising Muslims show their respect for the time in which Allah revealed his teachings to the Prophet Mohammad. Since the words […]

Time is flying by and the days have become shorter. If you have noticed, Ramadan each year goes by even faster than the previous year, leaving behind some hopes and promises to make our next Ramadan even better. Do you remember how productive your last Ramadan was? Any regrets? Wish to manage things and achieve […]

Pakistani food writer Sumayya Usmani began with a goal to show the world how distinct and delicious the food of her native Pakistan can be. She now takes her knowledge of Pakistani cuisine to an even greater audience with her first cookbook, Summers Under The Tamarind Tree. Pakistani cooking is full of staples that feel […]

As a student, making sure you’re well fed can be the least of your worries when you have a deadline for Friday and a desperately important sports social to attend! However, making sure you get in that rushed breakfast before you run to a lecture can be the difference between staying awake and concentrating, and […]