I'm a bit tired today and am still on tonight that's why I was in a hurry to go home after endorsing my patients to the day shift staff.
On my way to the taxi stand, I saw this bird looking up...so engrossed that he didn't mind me at all. I kept my sight to this bird and after few seconds I concluded that he's actually looking at the palm tree. I asked myself; "Is there anything special with the palm tree today?"
I moved closer and clicked my camera....I saw the dates fruit.
I stepped closer to the palm tree and I've noticed how dazzling and irresistible it may appeal to the bird...green and unripe. Sorry birdie, wait for some time...wait for the 'Feast of Dates'...Inshallah, in few months time.
Date palm tree is known to many in Arabia as the 'tree of life'. Dates fruit can be used for baking as a sweetener but it should not be used as a replacement for sugar. It can be eaten fresh or dried once it is ripe. During the holy month of Ramadan, dates fruit should be eaten first after the salah al maghrib (sunset prayer). If you'd like to read more about the dates, click here.
Word of the day: a'kil is the arabic word for food. Salaam!