Ramadan: 5 Fasting Tips For Long distance Travel

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Ramadan is best spent at home with family, reflect and become closer to God, but different situations may require you to travel and those travel timings may coincide with your fast.

We share some tips to help you make it easy for yourself and not to miss out on fasting while traveling especially long distance, this Ramadan.
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1.Have healthy food for breaking fast

A lot of things may occur during your long distance trip. Whether it’s dealing with delayed flights, getting stuck in heavy traffic, or lost baggage, endeavour to keep a small packet of dates in your bag or a protein bar as well as a bottle of water to maintain your energy levels in the event of a delay and you need to break the fast.

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2. Get smart with fasting apps

Download all the right apps, to keep track of prayer times, to help you locate mosques, as well as restaurants. A good example of a fasting app you can download is HalalTrip to find mosques, restaurants, and hotels in your new location. iOS and Android users can also download Muslim Pro for an entire copy of the Qu’ran.
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3. Plan your trip wisely

One of the first things to consider before traveling is the times for iftar (morning meal) and suhour (breaking fast). It is best to inquire at your hotel for any nearby mosques or search online for Muslim communities based on the where you’re visiting. Upon booking, inform your hotel in advance if you have special requests or needs and get recommendations on where it is best to pray and eat.
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4. Break the fast where and when the sun sets

Always break your fast when the sun sets in your destination no matter how short the trip is or wherever you are. The time zone of the country where you left and began fasting does not really matter.

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5. Skip the fast for later

In Islam, it is not only children, elderly, the sick and women with periods who are exempted from fast. Travelers are also exempted from fasting. However, if you skip fasting, it must be made up once travel is complete. Or to make up for days you didn’t fast, fast later in the year. If you really don’t want to miss out on fasting, then make sure your flight is scheduled after Iftar.

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Top Events To Attend These Long Eid Holidays

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It is Friday! And we are sure that many Nigerians are excited and they have already activated the holiday mood. You have Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday all to yourself. By the way, the holiday is for Muslim faithful to celebrate the end of Ramadan. There are so many events coming up in this period and we share some of the ones you can attend. Get out there and enjoy! For our followers of Islam, we should not forget or ditch the lessons learned from Ramadan!

iBeauty Eid-il-Fitr Family Funfair

iBeautyTV and Fun Factory are organising an Eid-il-Fitr Family Funfair for Muslims. This year’s edition will be hosted in 3 cities Lagos, Ibadan, and Abeokuta. It features entertainment, rides and slides, bouncing castles, kiddies swimming pool, exciting family competitions Including sack race, tug of war, gele and hijab tying contest, sausage eating, arms wrestling competition and the yummy Honeywell cooking competitions for moms.  The Lagos edition will take place at Fun Factory, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1 on 26th June 2017 at 11 am. Regular tickets cost N1,500.

Quiloz Adventures June end of Ramadan special offer

If you love adventures and looking for a proper way to unwind these holidays, then you should go with Quiloz Adventures to explore tourists destinations including Ikogosi warm springs (Ekiti), Idanre Hills (Ondo) and Erin Ijesa Waterfalls (Osun). The tour will start on the 24th  and end on 27th June 2017. The ticket covers feeding, transportation, and accommodation (double occupancy). It cost 35,000 per person.

Akpororo Vs. Akpororo

Akpororo is a popular Nigerian comedian and if you want to be entertained by him and your other favourite comedians and acts, then do not miss Akpororo Vs. Akpororo from RORO House. It features Funke Akindele, AY, Seyi Law, Osama, Acapella, Kenny Blaq, Woli Arole, Adviser, Laff Doctor, Ovie, E Don Do, Kefas, and Xplicipt among others. It will be held at Eko Hotel and Suites on Sunday, June 25th. It starts at 6 pm. 5,000 for regular tickets.

Itan (The Story)

Directed by Ayo Jaiyesimi, Itan (the Story) is staged by Thespian Family Theatre & Productions. Itan is based on cross-generational conflicts prevalent in our modern day world. It is an exciting and enthralling play that concocts both cultural and contemporary dance and music thus presenting a wonderful and thrilling rendition. It will be staged at Terra Kulture on 24th of June 2017 (Time: 3 pm & 6 pm ), 25th of June 2017 (Time: 3 pm & 6 pm ) and 26th of June 2017 (Time: 1pm, 4 pm & 7 pm ). Regular ticket is N5,000. So, if you love stage plays, then Itan is the place to be.

Unstable

This is another play that attempts to answer the question is it true that “Love bears its burden on Unstable Waters? Get answers at The Unstable stage play produced by MYL Nigeria Ltd Production. The play is written by Dickson Ekhaguere & Directed by Ben Tomoloju. It stars Ropo Ewenla, Tina Mba, Bassey Okon, Segun Dada, Olu Okekanye, Inna Erizia, Iquo Dianabasi Eke, William Ekpo and Friday Francis among others. It will be held at the Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos on Saturday 24th at 3 pm & 6 pm. Regular ticket is N5,000.

Seven Things You Should Never Do This Upcoming Eid

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The celebration of the end of the Holy month of Ramadan is drawing near. It is called Eid Al-Fitr. A day where all Muslims troop to the praying ground in different parts of the world including Nigeria to offer prayers. On this day, there are certain things you are not expected to do on the day so that you will get the utmost reward.

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  1. Taking too many Selfies

There is nothing wrong with taking selfies. However, do not overdo it by taking pictures every minute and splashing it on your social media pages. Eid celebrates the end of Ramadan, reflect and ensure you do not return to the bad habits you have dropped.

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2. Food bingeing

Granted, you have the tendency to food binge at the end of Ramadan especially in the morning of going to the prayer ground. Just eating Date is enough and then after you return you can eat. In summary, do not over eat.

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3. Appearing dishevelled

You are supposed to wear your best attires on the day of Eid and men are allowed to use perfume. This will reflect the fact that you are celebrating. However, dressing shabbily and looking dirty is not really encouraged.

4. Returning to your bad habits

Some persons are just waiting for the morning of Eid to return to their bad habits. They take and do all sorts of things that are prohibited in Islam. So what is the essence of your abstinence from all these things during Ramadan?

5. Fasting on the day of Eid

You are not allowed to fast on the day of Ramadan. It is highly prohibited and not permissible. If it is just water, you should drink.

6. Sleeping during Eid

Eid is all about celebrating the festival with your family, relatives, and friends. Instead of spending it by sleeping and doing nothing, go out, to visit your relatives and spread the joy of Eid. For those whose family and relatives live quite far away, they can lodge in a hotel where they get an extra 50% off on all hotels with code EIDNG50 if they book on Jumia Travel.

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7. Forgetting to give Zakat al-Fitr

Zakat is a payment made annually under Islamic law on certain kinds of property and used for charitable and religious purposes, one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Zakat al-Fitr is money, food, or similar items given to the poor as a charitable act to celebrate the end of Ramadan. The purpose of the Zakat al-Fitr is to prevent people from begging during the celebration. It must be given on behalf of all Muslims, young and old, male and female. It is also obligatory to give it before the Eid prayer, and not permissible to delay it until after the Eid prayer.

FIVE THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT RAMADAN

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The period of Ramadan is a period in which Muslims turn towards their spiritual communities in a time of heightened spirituality. To help deepen your understanding of this spiritual period, we share five things you probably didn’t know about Ramadan.

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  1. Aside Fasting, It’s also a Time for Spiritual Reflection

For many muslims, as much as Ramadan is a period of fasting for them, it’s also a time for deep spiritual reflection and personal growth. It’s not just about fasting. Fasting helps to afford the peace of mind that allows them spiritually reflect and think clearly and rationally without being clouded by overwhelming emotions or distractions. It offers an opportunity to forgive, let go and focus on what’s most important.

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2. Muslims Don’t Only Abstain From Food and Water

During Ramadan, Muslim also abstain from bad habits; they don’t just fast from food and water. The fast is not just about denying the body food and water, it also involves a taxing challenge of avoiding bad behaviours like loss of temper, ill speech etc. The point of this is to demonstrate submission to God and keep the mind ‘focused on a spiritual plane’.

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3. Ramadan is Often Called the “Month of the Qur’an”

Ramadan is often referred to as the month of the Qur’an because during this time, Muslims try to recite as much of the Qur’an as they can. Typically, Mosques will frequently recite a sizeable portion of the Qur’an each night.

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4. Many People Give More to Charity During Ramadan

One of the Five Pillars of Islam is giving money to charity. It is not unusual to see an increase in this practice among Muslims during Ramadan more than any other month of the year.

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5. Muslims Would Appreciate You Not Feeling Bad For Them

Ramadan is not a period of suffering; it’s a period of spiritual reflection and growth for the Muslims. As a result, Muslims typically appreciate if you don’t feel sorry for them, as they are not suffering. Though fasting can make them tired and sleepy, the benefit and value of the season for them is much more satisfying and thrilling.