The holy month of Ramadan is one of the most important religious occasions for Muslims all over the world for its important religious values and meanings . Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar year. The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran and the revelation of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in 610 AD.
The rite of fasting was imposed first in the second year of immigration and its one of the greatest acts of worship for Muslims. Its mainly means to stop eating, drinking and to refrain from sexual intercourse from sunrise to sunset. This is a proof of striving muslims who stop the consumption of the same desires they are allowed to consume for the other months of the year just for the sake of God. Hunger and thirst allow muslims to feel the pain of the poor and the needy. Thus, this is an opportunity to contemplate and thank God for his grace.
Muslims are also obliged to abide by the moral aspect of their behavior and discipline in the fasting period. They should refrain from sensory evil such as lying, cheating, stealing cursing or fighting. On the contrary, the fasting person is committed to good morals because he is in the case of worship during the holy month. Therefore, the month of Ramadan is an occasion for the propagation of charity and helping the poor and the reconciliation between adversaries, tolerance and purity of the soul.
In the midst of this atmosphere of spirituality, Ramadan has also a sense of celebration nature for the various Muslim communities in the world. Its known by family gotherings and delicious dishes and desserts made by houswives specifically for the holy month.
Tunisia has its own way of celebration of this holy month. « Zlebia » usually decorates tables and right next to is the « Deglet Nour » (dates). Thats what most tunisians eat first because they contain sugars that help the body to retrieve his energy and activity.
Alleyways of ancient city in various Tunisian cities become filled after breaking the fast between worshipers and people in cafes drinking arabic coffee and eating traditional sweets.
And usually this lasts from the evening until late at night just before eating suhoor. Some of them prefer «Asahlb» of them and choose «Assida» and other traditional dishes.