This was the first time ever he kept a full day Ramadan fast.
Shajahan pointed out that Fathima was a Christian, who had embraced Islam after coming to the UAE.
Chatti pathiri is made both in sweet and savoury variations. The meat and egg version is more popular in Kerala, especially the chicken variation.
Suzan Salem told us that the holy month of Ramadan is a time for prayer, supplication, charity, and reciting the Holy Quran.
"It was when I was six," Ziyaudeen Ahamed said recollecting his first day of fast.
For their small family of three - Imtiyaz, his wife and their three-year-old son Zayan Ahmed - Iftar is a fairly simple and quieter affair.
Reminiscing back on his first Iftar, Masood said what he loved most was the whole family coming together to share the experience with him.
Every Iraqi meal tells a different story of ancient history, but perhaps one of the most popular dishes would have to be the seafood based national dish, Samak Masouf, which dates back to the Sumerian and Babylonian ages.
He feels homesick because it is his first time fasting without his parents around
The Kanwal family say that "keeping traditions" alive is very important to them, especially during the month of Ramadan.