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Adaa Khan: ‘Biggest and only power belongs to the almighty’

Adaa Khan talks about Ramadan, Eid, and importance of appreciating blessings

Adaa Khan

By: Asjad Nazir

Deeply spiritual actress Adaa Khan believes in the power of prayer, helping the less fortunate and a higher power. The popular Muslim star embraces Ramadan every year and sees the holy month as massively significant.

Eastern Eye caught up with the top television talent to talk about Ramadan, Eid, and importance of appreciating blessings.

How much of a role does spirituality and the power of prayer mean to you?

It means everything to me. As you grow older you begin to realise that the biggest and only power belongs to the Almighty alone. So, prayers help a lot in connecting with the Almighty.

What is family life like during Ramadan?
So, we wake up in the morning, eat sehri, offer prayer, and go to work. The good thing about it is that the entire family does it together, the prayer. When you go home from work in the evening, or if you’re not home, we have iftar and pray on set. It is an extremely blessed, holy, and auspicious month. As much as possible we pray, donate and everything. Being with your family is what matters the most. For iftar, we visit a friend’s or my aunt’s home.

Can you share an early Ramadan memory?
When I was nine years old, I had my first roza (fast). A child breaking their first roza is a reason for celebration for the entire family. I experienced it, too. So, when I kept roza, it was some what of a celebration for us. Everyone, including family and friends, was welcomed home to celebrate the occasion.

What are the other fond Eid memories?
Every Eid celebrated with my mom was beautiful. I miss her and the amazing sheer korma she used to cook. No festival feels the same without your mother.

What kind of foods do you enjoy the most during Ramadan?
We consume fruits and ensure our food choices are healthy. We stay away from deep-fried items as much as possible.

Do you cook during Ramadan?
I only make desserts like falooda, custard, and Chinese grass. It’s easy. During Ramadan and Eid, I also cook sheer korma.

How much has the inner peace associated with religion helped you?

With daily life taking its toll on you, it’s best to realise and submit yourself to the will of God and then life moves on without stressing you.

What advice would you give those going through difficult times?
Hang On! There is always light to be found at the end of the tunnel, but the only condition is keep walking forward.

How important is it to remember the less fortunate?
Isn’t it what keeps humanity alive? Always remember to help the less fortunate if we are in that position and thank God for his countless blessings on us.

How will you be spending Eid this year?

Hopefully, like a normal Eid celebration that we all remember from preCovid times.

What is the most rewarding thing for you during Ramadan and Eid?

Experiencing the glory of the holy month of Ramadan with all of the fasting, reciting the holy Quran, prayers, charity and piety in itself is a reward to every believer.

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