April 16, 2008

Wafat Alnabe (as) & 50 Years Of Tradition

50 years ago my grandfather had a nather to cook for Alnabe 3alaih elsalat welsalam yom wafata.
What started as one small meal for his immediate family grew to become the phenomena that is today.

After his death my grandma continued the tradition and on her death bed she asked her children to keep it going after shes gone.

The preparation starts weeks in advance. Making all the necessary purchases, From the spices to the sheep, every detail is checked and double checked.

We have a storage room specifically for all the equipment, pots pans and ovens that are used just for that day.

We set up in the 7oosh of our house. I can easily fit in any one of the pots. they are HUGE.

Two days before we start cleaning all the chicken, adding the spices and sorting everything out.

All my aunts and their kids gather the night before at our house. We start after Maghreb prayers. Cutting a ton of onions and making sure the ovens and stoves are working.
By midnight were going full fledge.

This year we started at 12 midnight and finished at 12 noon. 12 hours of non-stop cooking.
The result and the satisfaction amazing!

My family cooked 380 kilos of rice, 500 chickens and 6 thebay7 la7am.

(the set up)

(cleaning the meat)

(having dinner before the cooking starts)

(we used a ton of onions)

(adding the za3faran)

(the 7ashoo)

(all done)

(kids munching on wings at 7 am, haha !!)

posted by eshda3wa at 1:40 AM


I got goosebumps when you mentioned your granny :( alah yer7amha..

Mashalla so much effort alah eytamim 3alaikom kil sena inshala..

Ely 7maas elonions cham shahar bil thab6 3alegat fy re7at el7amas??
Just a query dear eshda3wa.
What does the letter "N" on the jedir stand for?

April 16, 2008 at 3:08 AM  

allah yr7am jamee3 amwat elmuslimeen inshallah

uff for days and days in7es re7atna 6ubakh!
the bukhoor doesnt stop for a week!

the N is 4 the familia
3ashan ma7ad yakheth ejdoorna


April 16, 2008 at 3:11 AM  

allah yer7ama inshallah, o 3asakom 3al gowaahh ya rab.

ween jedernaah :p

April 16, 2008 at 3:37 AM  

thank u
mawjod ;)

April 16, 2008 at 3:45 AM  

Allah yertha! 4:20am agra il post washtehy michabeees! :P

3alaikom bil3afya o inshallah ikoon ibmeezan 7asanatkom :)

April 16, 2008 at 4:27 AM  

All I have to say is your grandfather and grandmother are great people.
And it's amazing that the whole family works together to make this meal so people can enjoy it.
جزاكم الله خيرا

April 16, 2008 at 6:17 AM  

very nice of you...allah yer7amna kelena enshalla...

ow bel 3afya...

and still waiting for my jeder... :P

April 16, 2008 at 7:38 AM  

I'm impressed :)

Allah y36eekom il3afya

April 16, 2008 at 8:13 AM  

3asakom 3al gowa w ya36eekom el 3afya ... shaklaah yummy 7adah !! :)

April 16, 2008 at 8:36 AM  

mashallaaaaaaaaaah 100 marra!

an amazing pictures really! i was stunned, i never saw such a quantity of food before LOL mashallaaah

ya36eekom alf 3afyaa ;** waiiiiin el ma3boooooooooch

April 16, 2008 at 8:37 AM  

wow! mashala 3alaikom ya36eekom el 3afia i think its amazing that ur family has kept ur grandpa's nather alla yer7ema..the kids eating wings at 7 am are hilarious!

April 16, 2008 at 9:07 AM  

ya36eeekom el 3afya!!

the food looks very good mashallah.... :)

April 16, 2008 at 10:42 AM  

Wow...ya3ni a fireej iswailli7? I doubt they use that amount of Saffron which is amazing...

Question: al7een, mashallah, all of this food is for the family? Willa poor people willa where does it go?

Besides of course the wings...3arafna museerhoum, lol.

April 16, 2008 at 11:07 AM  

Ma2jooreen inshallah

*sends her jeder*

April 16, 2008 at 11:22 AM  

Allah yerhamha. keep up the good work

April 16, 2008 at 12:12 PM  

allah yr7am ha

ooh this is something good bs badly ena im sooo hungry:( i bet you guys had fun:D

April 16, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

thank u!
ameen ya rab

its really something we look forward to all year!
thank u

allah y3afeek
ma6alabt shay
jedrik yo9lik inshallah!

allah y3afeech babe

ooo it soo is!
7ada latheeth
60bakh my mommy!

laa lail7en ma te6awarna oo gmna inwaze3 ma3booch with the food
although not a bad idea
ma3booch oo achar!

allah y3afeech
they got up and headed straight for them haha!

allah y3afeech
it is!!

la my family isnt that big!
380kg of rice!!
wala ytwaza3 3ala family, friends, and the poor. Our mosque has adopted 55 familys, they come to take food every friday, so luhum na9eeb min el6obakh. o we never say no to anyone that comes to the door lana hatha kela 7ag elrasool 3alaih elsalat welsalam

thank u!

allah yr7am aljmee3
thank u

April 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM  

we did
bs ta3ab!

April 16, 2008 at 12:55 PM  

mashalla..allah ya36ekom il 3afya

April 16, 2008 at 1:31 PM  

exactley how our house looke throughout ramadan!

April 16, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

hahaaaah ya7leelhom cute
Hani o 3afya :) thats a nice tradition to bring the family together :)

April 16, 2008 at 2:24 PM  

woooooooooow mashallah mashallah i dont know what to say bas wow mashallah ya36ekom el 3afia looks yummy now im hungry :P Mashallah 3ala ur grandparents allah yer7amhom o y36ehom el ajer and for u too :)

April 16, 2008 at 2:46 PM  

big pearls
allah y3afeech

very ramathanii
ta3ale shofay el7elo!
lazim azeed 3-5 kelos!

allah y3afeek

allah y3afeech 7abebte
thank u

April 16, 2008 at 3:09 PM  


April 16, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

Looks like fun tara, bas the pic malat cleaning the meat.. wai3;\

April 16, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

mahsalaaaaaaaaaaa .. i know this may sound odd , bs 7ada wana play with that big big " jdr" lol :D

April 16, 2008 at 4:37 PM  

I doubt anyone can run away with your jedirs.. you know they ain't tiny, one can't hide it under the 3abayaa and leave the house :P

April 16, 2008 at 4:45 PM  

Oh what fun! It looks like something that has become a blessing to your family while you are blessing others! You must have some hysterical conversations while you're cutting up all that chicken and cooking up all that rice, chopping all that garlic and stuff . . .

April 16, 2008 at 5:46 PM  

thank u

weeh 3ayal ma shiftay el deyay we7na en6ale3 the heart oo liver oo everything else!

navy grl
we always do

ur rite
bs alot of ppl borrow em when they cook!

oh yeah we really do have a blast!

April 16, 2008 at 6:44 PM  

Mashallah allah yer7amhum o yer7am el jamee3.

April 16, 2008 at 8:14 PM  

abbiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! :9 fed-Ex me a jidr i swear i will return it lol...

April 16, 2008 at 8:18 PM  

Wooow thats so much fun! I love love love such family events.

Allah yir7amha ur grandma, thats a great thing.

Alaikom Bil Afya

April 16, 2008 at 8:27 PM  


That must bring you together as a family...

It's a great tradition...keep it going :)

ya36eekom il3afya!

April 16, 2008 at 9:45 PM  

Mashalla Keep it going this is a nice tradition. ^^

April 16, 2008 at 10:09 PM  

next time DHL me a parcel!

April 16, 2008 at 10:14 PM  

laish ma 3zaltooli !!

April 16, 2008 at 11:42 PM  

alah yer7ama inshala!

3alaikum bil 3afyah!

Its great when the family comes together!

April 17, 2008 at 12:11 AM  

HELLO!! why ddnt u say that i am the one who took the pics??!

April 17, 2008 at 1:33 AM  

ameen ya rab

min 3yooni

allah y3afeech

it does
thank u!


laish dhl
ur rite next door
ill drive 3ndich n drop it off!

inshallah next time!

allah y3afeek
it sure is!!

g n l
thats cause baby sis wz the one that took most of em
and u missed ga9 elbu9al oo ghaseel eldiyay!
u want credit for a job

April 17, 2008 at 3:03 AM  

Wooooooow! :| Thats a lot of meat! ;p
Mashallah, mashallah..!
Shaheyteeni :p

Allah yr7am'hum.

April 17, 2008 at 4:13 AM  

:O :O
who eat all ziiiis

April 17, 2008 at 11:50 AM  


May Allah bless your grandfather

April 17, 2008 at 2:56 PM  

join us!


thank u
may allah bless u too

April 17, 2008 at 3:31 PM  

Allah yer7am your grandparents and ye2jerkom bel kheir with what you are doing :)

April 18, 2008 at 9:55 AM  

Jazakom Allah khair! O ya636ekom el 3aifya o Allah yer7am el jame3 eb ra7meta! :D

April 18, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

alla ya36eekom el 3afia o jazakom alla inshalla...
alla yer7am ur grandma... sorry to hear about that...

April 18, 2008 at 11:57 AM  

Thaats so nice of youuuu .. its such a nice family tradition walah ..

mayta min il yooo3 wil machboos ma sa3ad .. i am starveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

April 18, 2008 at 2:26 PM  

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey missed you

Wow masha2 allah I’m impressed ^_^
Allah yjakom alf 5air, the thing that u do every year is something wonderful.
Allah y36eekom al3afyah.

April 18, 2008 at 2:54 PM  

wow ya36eekum il3afya! the pics really show the amount of work and effort u all put in:*

tawni astaw3ib mino g&l!!

April 18, 2008 at 6:55 PM  

thank u!

ameen ya rab

thank u!

it is!
adizlich jedir?

so good to see u around here again!
allah y3afeech

shes L ur sisters friend!

April 19, 2008 at 1:54 AM  

baaaaaaaaaaaih ... awal shay mashalaaaah o thanii shay once again baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaih .. i used to do this with my cousins .. the cooking is the best part but the jdooor give backs were a worst :/ speciallly the line jumping o hathaa moo jdrii into shnoo , o laish moo 7a6eeen la7am wayed , laish makoo marag .. laish mako mako o mako ... o aham shay when the phillipinoo's iyooon o yegoolooon ana yabee yookoool ... Ummmmmkay ...

anyways garagt wayed .. y36eeekom alf 3afiyaa o inshala yn7sblkom thawab :)

April 19, 2008 at 4:36 PM  

kel hatha moo 7alam wayed!
6 thebay7 !
ba3ad shino!
oo imsaween marag
bs ma 9awarta

April 19, 2008 at 6:50 PM  

Mashalla! That's so cool I love traditions like that!

April 19, 2008 at 10:05 PM  

me 2!

April 19, 2008 at 10:16 PM  

nooo ana maglt ina wayed .. i was trying to say .. those who came to pick up the jdooor from us when we had this event .. aham shay event :P

April 20, 2008 at 9:47 AM  

reminds me of yom el7alwa ely 3ala ayam yadety.. ka nwerth mn obo yady! and yady asasan mitwafey mn el960`s!! ow hatha maybe nather mn 80 aw akthar sina!!!

waaanaasaa... el taj`hezat ow taqsem elsayarat ow min ewaze3 wen ow 7ag mno.. ;p ow laazim laaaziiimmmm ekoon fe jidr ekon esma jidr elmraad ;p LOOOL allah y7aqiq mrad kil wa7ed 6ag 6agga bhal jidr LOOOOL

*misses yom el7alwa*

April 20, 2008 at 2:57 PM  

mashallaaaaaah mashallaaaah allf mashallah..

i love this tradition! You're the only ppl I know who did this. Aslan its the first time I hear of something like this.

This reminds me of my grandparents house in Ramadhan. Except they dont cook ilfayir!

April 22, 2008 at 11:34 PM  

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