Fasting. Rewards. Parfait!
Thursday 31/08/2017 marks The Day of Arafat. (Known as Yawm Al -‘Arafah) The reward for fasting the 9th of Dhul Hijjah is that –
Allah will forgive the fasting persons sins from the previous year and the coming year thereby two years worth of sins are expiated for him on account of his fasting this blessed day.
So let’s not be foolish and pass up such an opportunity! Fasting isn’t always easy, we need to start by eating something that slowly releases energy, that will keep us going throughout the day. So here is my take on a bish, bash, bosh, easy energy boosting Parfait!
- 2-3 bananas sliced
- Handful of fresh dates chopped. (I used Algerian Deglet Nour but any is fine)
- Cup of porridge oats
- 2 Weetabix
- Natural yoghurt
- Summer berries (or any fruit you fancy)
- Mixed chopped or whole nuts
There’s no real method, you can be as creative as you like! Grab some large glasses & gather ingredients and add them layer by layer. I started with the Weetabix crushed, then berries, yoghurt, honey, banana chopped dates & nuts. Then a layer of porridge, more berries, yoghurt & repeat until you’ve filled the glass with as many alternate layers as possible. I tend to put the sweet stuff like honey, dates and berries on top of the weetabix & porridge as they have no real flavour on their own…. that’s It! Pop In the fridge overnight & enjoy for your suhoor (pre-fasting meal) before Fajr (dawn) prayer.
See! Told you it was as easy as Bish, Bash, Bosh! 😂