The ninth month of the Islamic calendar marks the beginning of Ramadan. For Muslims, fasting till sunset in this month is a commandment from God. This holy period calls for doing good deeds with increased generosity and giving up on bad habits.
This year, we have taken special initiatives for our users to keep you close to all kinds of information you will ever need during the month of Ramadan. Just click on the “Spirit of Ramadan” Speed Dial bookmark on the Opera Mini browser. It provides insights about the norms and customs follow during the month of Ramadan, sehri and Iftar timings for different cities, a selection of over 100 Iftar recipes and many more interesting topics.
This storehouse of Ramadan information is available for Opera Mini users in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Opera Mini users on Grameenphone Bangladesh can access the information in Bengali by visiting here: micropage.opera.com/gpramadan and Mobilink Pakistan customers can access it in Urdu by visiting: http://micropage.opera.com/mobiramadan/. As mentioned earlier, these links are already bookmarked on the Speed Dial page of Opera Mini.
Snippets of Ramadan information you will find in Opera Mini
Hadis: In this blessed, it is believed that reading the Prophet’s hadis purifies one’s soul. Here is the translation of one of the popular Hadis – God will not show mercy to him who does not show mercy to others.
Sehri: An Islamic term used for the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting. It is eaten before the prayer. The microsite contains sehri timings of various zones!
Iftaar recipes: After the evening prayer, the fast is broken with a date and then a lavish meal is consumed after which the prayer for the evening is continued. You can find delicious recipes for the feast here.
Quiz: We have also organized a fun quiz related to Ramadan, where the winner can take home exciting prizes!
Ramadan trivia: The why’s, how’s, do’s and don’ts of the festival are mentioned for any layman to understand the festival better!
Restaurant offers: During the period of Ramadan, there are plenty of restaurants that give out irresistible offers! Scrumptious spreads of buffets across various cities have been chalked down for those fasting.
If you have any interesting observations to make about the festival, drop us a message in the comments section below.