In an unprecedented time like this, we find ourselves as a society changing the way in which we carry out ‘normal’ processes, and at Hujjat this isn’t any different. We want to make sure that we run the delivery process in the best way possible to minimise any risk.
To ensure the health of both drivers and our recipients and help protect against the spread of the disease, we are going conduct this contactless delivery method, whereby we will leave food in a safe place, such as a doorstep.
The delivery volunteer would then ring the doorbell or call to alert the customer their delivery has arrived, to minimise contact between the two parties.
The Hujjat Iftaar team will also call ahead to let you know a rough estimate on when the delivery is going to arrive such that recipients can be prepared, this also removes any risks where the recipient may not be home when the Iftaar is being delivered.
The food provided through Hujjat Iftaar is cooked and packed outside of the Husseini Islamic Centre Wood Lane. The food will be cooked and packed on The Sequence & The Hubb restaurants.
The official allergen advice given by sequence restaurant is as follows: “Please be aware our food may contain nuts, dairy and eggs. For specific dietary requirements, please speak to a member of staff.”
In this instance if you feel you need further clarification and need to speak to a member of Sequence restaurant for further allergen advice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We once again, alongside Sequence & Hubb Restaurant, would like to wish you a blessed Mahe Ramadhan.
Healthy Eating During Ramadhan:
The Inspirational Minds (IM) nutrition team have collated together advice on how to stay healthy in Ramadhan. If you require further guidance please contact the Nutrition Team at IM on
0208 420 7923 (Option 4, then 1).
It is important to ensure that our bodies are fuelled with the right nutrients to provide us with essential vitamins, minerals, fibre & energy that we need during Ramadhan. The Eatwell Guide gives us recommendations about the type and quantities of foods and drinks we should be consuming (See below).
What are the benefits of incorporating these food groups into the diet?
Fruits & Vegetables (F&V): It is recommended to consume 5 portions of F&V a day. They are packed with vitamins & minerals required in the diet. They are also a great source of dietary fibre which supports gut health and can also help with constipation.
TIP: To help meet your 5 a day, add peas or any other vegetables of your choice to rice or curries.
Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates provide our bodies with energy and should make up just over a third of the food we eat. It is assumed that carbohydrates are bad for you, however the type, quality and quantity of carbohydrates is what is important.
TIP: Have wholegrain varieties such as brown pasta and rice instead as these contain 75% more nutrients such as fibre & B vitamins. The latter can also help with tiredness which we experience more of in Ramadhan.
Oils & spreads: The maximum amount of oil an individual should be consuming per day is 1 teaspoon. Instead of cooking with butter or ghee (saturated fats that will raise your cholesterol) opt for unsaturated fats such as vegetable, rapeseed and sunflower oils.
TIP: Bake your samosas & spring rolls, instead of frying them – they taste just as good!
Dairy: Dairy products such as milk & yoghurt provide your body with calcium which is important to maintain strong teeth & bones.
TIP: Dairy products can be high in fat and sugar therefore opt for low fat varieties instead. A simple way of incorporating dairy into your diet during this month is consuming around 3 tablespoons of yoghurt with the curries you consume.
Protein: We need protein in our diet for growth & repair. When consuming meat sources of protein, try to opt for lean cuts (chicken breast, fish & lamb) and skinless poultry to reduce the amount of fat consumed.
TIP: Opt for plant-based proteins as this help reduce CO2 emissions (we all need to play our part to protect our world!). Plant based proteins will also provide you with more fibre and less fat than meat. Examples include, beans, peas and lentils.
Hydration: It is recommended to have 6-8 glasses of water per day.
TIP: Keep a water bottle nearby between Iftar & Suhoor to ensure you meet this recommendation. You can also increase your water intake by eating hydrating foods such as watermelon, cucumber & tomatoes.
Salt: It is recommended to have a maximum of 1 teaspoon of salt per day. Too much salt in the diet increases risk of high blood pressure and can also leave you feeling thirsty which is not ideal during Ramadhan!
TIP: Try to swap salt for other seasonings such as black pepper, fresh herbs, garlic, ginger & chilli.
Sugar: Adults should have no more than 30g of ‘free sugars’ a day (Approx 7 sugar cubes). ‘Free Sugars’ include table sugar, honey & syrups.
TIP: Try to opt for fruit salads after Iftar to reduce your sugar consumption. Fruit juices/smoothies are also classed as ‘free sugars’ therefore if you’d like to enjoy this for Suhoor, limit the intake to a maximum of 150ml a day.
For more tips around healthy eating in Ramadhan, please watch Episode 4 of the weekly ‘Inspi-Hour’ show:
Hujjat Iftaar Initiative is green!
- All our food is packed safely in reusable plastic containers and recyclable paper bags.
- Our delivery routes are optimised using enterprise level technology.
Alhamdulillah with an amazing level of uptake on the Hujjat Iftaar Initiative we have reached our target and have now decided to close the initiative to further sign-ups for this Ramadhan.
However, we still need your support to help ensure the successful delivery of this initiative to bring the community spirit in this Holy Month of Ramadan to our doorsteps while we go through this difficult pandemic. If you would like to still take part please click on the links below to either volunteer or donate.
An initiative like Hujjat Iftaar is one that serves a variety of purposes, from providing iftaar to those who would benefit, to strengthening the community bond and Ramadhan Spirit.
It is indeed the donations received from recipients and the community at large, which allows us to carry out an initiative such as this. So we would ask, if you feel you can contribute to the Hujjat Iftaar Fund, please click the button below.
During the month of Ramadan, as we will not be able to have iftar together at mosque, our aim is to provide iftar to those who want it. As we expect a large number of people to sign up to this service, we need as many volunteers as possible to help deliver the Hujjat Iftaar.
Please note that we will have strict guidelines in place regarding PPE and social distancing to ensure safety of volunteers and recipients.
Please click the button below express your interest and availability.
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