Rich, aromatic, redolent, delicious, spicy, luscious and epicurean are the words which come to my mind when i think of Hyderabadi cuisine. Slow-cooking is the hallmark of Hyderabadi cuisine. Syeda of Indian Spices takes us on this spicy and luscious journey of Hyderabadi cuisine. Syeda of Indian Spices is basically from Hyderabad and at present in Dubai. Her blog Indian Spices mainly reflects authentic Hyderabadi recipes.
Since we are near to Eid, I must be writing about laylatul qadr. Lailatul qadr is a night of power, about which is written in the surah AL-QADR. This chapter (surah) was revealed in Makkah, and its basic theme is honoring the revelation of this blessed book, the Holy Qur`an. The Night of Power or honor is a special gift only to the community (Ummah) of Islam. The night is one which even the angels in the heavens see as worthy of witnessing. The night is so rich with holiness, as the night when good deeds are returned, and is equal to a thousand months in the sight of Allah.
The Night Is Concealed – He has concealed the exact date of the Night of Power so that we would double our the efforts in the whole month of Ramadan, or at least the last ten days. He has concealed it also to test the serious and the non-serious. The seriously interested person will search for the night late and in the early hours until he or she attains it, regardless of the hardship.
Seeking The Night – It is recommended to seek the night and spend it diligently in devotion, including night Sunnah prayers (Tahajjud), recitation of Al-Qur’an and supplications. In a hadith related by Abu Hurairah (raa), the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: “He who spends the night in prayer on the Night of Power, as a sign of His faith, and seeking rewards from Allah, his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari/Muslim) This citation indicates that regardless of whether a person knows the night or not, Allah will grant him forgiveness for previous shortcomings.So inshallah 2 more days to go, so keep praying and ask allah for our forgiveness and magfirath says Syeda of Indian Spices.
Syeda of Indian Spices likes to prepare the following delicacies for Iftar time during Ramadan,