Ramadan will be more exciting because us OPNO girls actually plan to get out act together and share our iftars. So that we will have Zanzibari, Omani, and Baluchi +Western foods at different occasions and an excuse to go to the Mosque together or go out and give charity together (which makes it all the more fun). One of the OPNO girls always does a food drive [really a meat drive] through-out the year to buy meat for families who can't afford from their salaries as well as money to pay to fix their cars or buy baby clothes and diapers ect... We'd love to do a fundraiser to help her out. Also, we'd like to invite some of the non-Muslims we know, so they could get into Eid and Ramadan and truly experience Oman.
I am so excited, and even though Ramadan and Eid are so far away, I am already thinking of these days. I miss the sisterhood (which is easier in one's own language) of walking to the Mosque together, everyone discussing hadith and Quran together over food, doing fun crafts with the kids.. anyways, here's to her safe arrival, ameen.