World Bulletin / News Desk
Subya, the Hijazi drink, is an essential item on every Iftar table during Ramadan. However, Subya is not just a drink; it is a tradition passed down through generations, when mothers and even grandfathers took great pride in making them over the years, reported on Saudi Gazette.
Amal Hijaz, a resident of Jeddah, said, “It is a recipe passed down to young children. The drink is habitually served in Ramadan on the streets of Saudi Arabia.”
“Subya is a thirst quencher that cools down your senses and gives you the strength you need after a day of fasting,” Hijaz added.
The pure and white Subya is made of barley soaked overnight. Afterwards, ingredients like cinnamon, rose water, cardamom, and sugar are added to the mixture.
“You have to make sure the mixture of bread and water is filtered, separating both. Then you can add sugar and serve it with ice,” said Bilal Bakri, a construction worker living in Jeddah.
Essentially Subya is a barley drink, however, different households have different ways of brewing the sweet drink. The locals take great pride in offering it to guests as a kind gesture of hospitality, while others consider it as profitable venture during Ramadan.
“You see young kids on pickup trucks selling the colored Subya in transparent plastic bags everywhere between Asr and Maghrib prayers. It helps some put food on the table and for some it is an integral part of Iftar,” said Adel Halawi.
“Especially during the hot summer this Ramadan, it is an ideal drink that cools your mind and reboots your system for the night.
‘You are the thorns in the side of the occupation,’ Jerusalem’s grand mufti tells worshippers at flashpoint holy site
Rodrigo Duterte says Muslim holiday is reminder of the value of sacrifice in peoples' lives
For many, the pilgrimage, which runs five days and which all Muslims must perform at least once in a lifetime if physically and financially able, has been a lifelong dream.
Muslims in Tunisia on Friday celebrated Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, with religious fervor and charitable deeds.
From Saudi Arabia and Egypt to Syria and Palestine, Muslims across the Middle East celebrate the Feast of the Sacrifice
Turkish Red Crescent donates 28,000 sheep for needy people in Ethiopia
Muslims gather in war-torn Marawi City amid heavy firefights to celebrate one of the most important Muslim feasts
New generations better educated, more connected but still face discrimination, says Bertelsmann Foundation survey
Iranian FM expects series of diplomatic exchanges following current Hajj pilgrimage season
The research used computer-generated models of people in prayer positions and analysed he effect on lower back pain.
The late historian Ilhan Bardakci stumbled upon the Ottoman soldier on May 12th, 1972 and decided to write about this incredible meeting:
Worldwide protests have taken place following Israel’s decision to install metal detectors and security cameras at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound. Here’s a summary of what has happened in the last week:
Same as in the past, devotees gathered to pray, so that God cleans their souls.
Millions of Muslims perform Eid prayers in Jerusalem, Cairo, Doha and Amman and elsewhere across Middle East