Day 8 of the month of Ramadan 
Shish Barak  meat patties with yogurt

Shish Barak is
 Small Lebanese meat patties, cooked and served in a yogurt sauce made with garlic & onion, served with rice.
The unusual flavor comes from the combination of garlic and coriander.

  • 1 cup ground meat
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup samneh (or butter)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped kizbara (coriander)
The Dough:
  • Prepare a dough with 1 1/2 cups bread flour, half cup shortening, 1 tsp. salt and half cup cold water. Knead lightly and roll out a thin sheet on floured board.
Make the stuffing as follows:
  • Fry onions, pine nuts and meat lightly.
  • Season and mix well.
  1. Cut the dough into circles not larger than two inches in diameter.
  2. Put a teaspoon of stuffing on each and fold over. Press edges together firmly. Now bend the half circle so that both ends meet.
  3. Place on a tray and dry in a slow oven for 15 minutes. Heat one recipe of cooked laban (yogurt) and simmer the shish barak until the dough seems cooked. Crushed garlic, salt and kizbara should be fried separately and gently in a small amount of samneh to enhance their flavors. If fresh kizbara is not on the market, use the dried or substitute a few pounded seeds. Add to laban and simmer. Serve tepid with


Narrated Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet observed the fast on the 10th of Muharram ('Ashura), and ordered (Muslims) to fast on that day, but when the fasting of the month of ramadan(Book #31, Hadith #116)
was prescribed, the fasting of the 'Ashura' was abandoned. 'Abdullah did not use to fast on that day unless it coincided with his routine fasting by chance.  

Wise Sayings 

Whensoever you are presented with a gift, make efforts to return the deed; if it is beyond your ability express your gratitude in words.


Today's Quran
Juz’ 8 – Al An’am 111 - Al A’raf 87

Islamic Phrases 

 "May Allah bless you."
We say this to congratulate a person for any good news or happy event.  We also say Ramadan Mubarak! and Eid Mubarak!

Duas from the Quran

Our Lord! Whomsoever You shall commit to the Fire, truly You have brought [him] to disgrace, and never will wrongdoers find any helpers (3:192)

30 Dua's for 30 day's of Ramadan

 Ramadan Kareem DAY 8 --- ALLAH, on this day, let me have mercy on the orphans, and feed [the hungry], and spread peace, and keep company with the noble-minded, O the shelter of the hopeful
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