Everything Nigerian Muslim Women Can Relate to During Ramadan

April 4, 2022

Ramadan is a blessing to all who get to witness it but it’s also one of the most interesting periods for women who wake up extra early to cook different kinds of foods in a day for sahur. Here’s a list of things Nigerian women can relate to during Ramadan. 

1. If you’re the first daughter, you’re automatically the main cook.

 This also applies if you’re the only daughter. 

2. Waking up earlier than usual

During Ramadan, you have to wake at 3.30 a.m. so you can prepare sahur for your family. There are no excuses — you either do it or you do it. 

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3. No more hanging out till late 

Since you are the official cook for the family, you have to be home early to cook and set the table for the family before sunset. 

4. Ramadan police 

We usually have police that criticise how you practice your religion but during Ramadan, they become worse. They are Allah’s left-hand man so they know whether your fasting is accepted or not because you didn’t cover your head for five seconds. 

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5. Pap must always be available 

Some people do not consider sahur or iftar to be complete without pap. For them, if you don’t make pap, you’re wrong. We all know how hard it is to make great pap

6. During Ramadan, your father’s appetite grows 

That’s when he wants to taste everything. Also when he remembers food he hasn’t had in years and you have to make it whether you know how to cook it or not. They will eat snacks, appetisers, main course, dessert and snacks. Before you can rest, it’s time for sahur. 

7. Ramadan is time for tailors and abaya sellers to flex 

They won’t allow us rest with different pictures of abaya on the timeline. Also, if you don’t go to your tailor early with your material, you’re on your own when it’s time for Eid-l-fitr


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