Ramadan  

Ramadan starts May 15 to June 14. Perfect for sharing with family and friends, this distinctive seasonal collection features our as-always alcohol-free, animal fat-free recipes packaged in mahogany gift boxes decorated with the star and crescent Arabic symbol inlaid on the lid and the "Ramadan Kareem" calligraphy inside. Each box is a culinary celebration of one of the calendar’s most meaningful occasions with the world’s finest French chocolates.

Ramadan
  • Containing our 4 favorites without alcohol or animal-fat, this jewel includes the ever-famous Z chocolate: a combination of a crunchy praliné with sweet and salty caramel, chocolate number zero: a slow roasted hazelnut almond praliné, chocolate number 1: a vanilla ganache infused with lavender and chocolate number 2: a delightful Italian...

  • Awe friends and family this season with a striking assortment of our most requested recipes. Made with all-natural ingredients and without alcohol or animal-fat, our chocolates are distinctively enticing and define the best in French culinary indulgence. Packaged in a handcrafted mahogany box decorated with the star and crescent Arabic symbol inlaid on...

  • Add sophistication and elegance to your Iftar celebrations with the Diamond mahogany box decorated with the star and crescent Arabic symbol inlaid on the outside and the "Ramadan Kareem" calligraphy inside. Within this elegantly finished, naturally tight-grained and warm-toned mahogany wooden box, discover 45 of our world-renowned gourmet chocolates...

  • Greet friends and family this Ramadan season with a spectacular selection of France’s finest confections delivered in a sleek mahogany box elegantly decorated with the star and crescent Arabic symbol inlaid on the outside and the "Ramadan Kareem" calligraphy inside. Filled with three assortments of our famous animal fat-free and alcohol-free...

  • Ideal for large Iftar gatherings and family reunions, the Jade 11 brings together 9 indulgent assortments of our world-renowned, animal fat-free and alcohol-free chocolates along with two cartons of our inimitable chocomandines, featuring plump Valencia almonds and exclusively sourced Criollo cocoa powder. Packaged in a special-edition, over-sized...

  • Share the entire range of exceptional zChocolat flavors delivered with stunning seasonal flair.  28 individual assortment cartons are each filled with our most richly indulgent animal fat-free and alcohol-free chocolate creations, then packaged in a sophisticated lacquered wood box with the "Ramadan Kareem" calligraphy inside, for a gift that...

Are you looking for an original gift idea for the end of Ramadan? You are in the right place to surprise your friends and family with our luxury chocolate boxes.


Which gift to choose for Ramadan and Eid?

The Ramadan period is characterized by large family meals in the evening (at sunset). It is common to have loved ones gathered around delicious food during this time, and the end of the fast symbolized by Eidd-el-fitr is often marked by the presence of cakes that are eaten together or offered as gifts to neighbours and friends.

To shake things up, it is also quite common to offer presents to loved ones like:

  • For a man from a sweetheart: travel, beautiful watch, clothes etc...

  • For a woman from a sweetheart: jewellery, perfume, etc....

  • For a mother, mother-in-law, and other relations: crockery, decorations, gift boxes, etc....

In order to surprise the recipients of your gifts, why not give them a nice box of chocolates made in France decorated with the Ramadan theme? These chocolates are among the best in the world (they have won many awards!), so why not share them with your loved ones?


An original gift idea for the end of Ramadan: chocolates!

 

It is true that it is difficult to find a gift that truly surprises. And no matter how good traditional Eid delicacies are, it is easy to “burn out” on the same favorites offered over and over again. Gifting someone with a box of luxury chocolates is the perfect way to share something new and exciting while carrying on favorite traditions.


The Ramadan special gift box is also perfect as a thank you gift

Were you invited to any special meals for the Eid? Do you want to show gratitude for a gift or for the kindness of those around you? Ramadan boxes from zChocolat are a thoughtful way to say “thank you” to the many people who help make the season so special.


Is there alcohol or products forbidden in the religion in chocolates?

Be reassured: no! All zChocolat products are considered halal and contain no alcohol or animal ingredients that would otherwise be objectionable. You can eat all our chocolates from this collection with great pleasure and offer them to your friends or family of Muslim faith.


International chocolate delivery

Are you in a hurry? Do you want to deliver a box set for Ramadan to the other side of the world? Thanks to our service it is possible! We deliver to almost all the countries of the world in less than 2-3 days in most cases (including in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, Tunisia etc...). Our parcels protect your chocolates from high temperatures thanks to their isothermal properties. We frequently ship to these destinations, and guarantee the quality of each box we deliver.


The origins of Ramadan and Eid

Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is the most important religious period of the year for Muslims around the world. It marks the month in which the Qur' an - the sacred text of Islam - was revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel in 610.

It is a month of fasting, prayer and reflection for Muslims. Meanwhile, Muslims also refrain from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset, and try to avoid thoughts and behaviours considered impure according to the principles of Islam. Muslims believe that spiritual rewards for good behaviour are increased during Ramadan.

This fast is broken every day by a meal shared with family and friends, and the end of Ramadan culminates in a three-day festival, known as Eid al-Fitr.

The origins of Ramadan can be found in the life of Muhammad, the founding prophet of Islam, and in the history of his encounter with the divine.


The First Ramadan

When Mohammed was forty years old, he began to spend time in solitude, reflecting on questions that troubled him. To do this, he began the habit of taking refuge in a cave inside a mountain called al-Hira for one month at a time.

One year, around the year 610 AD, Mohammed went to al-Hira on a day like many others, but the archangel Gabriel visited him. The angel ordered the terrified man to "read". Mohammed was so scared that he refused twice before asking him what he was supposed to read.

Gabriel proclaimed then that "You are the messenger of God and I am Gabriel", and Mohammed fled from the cave, thinking that he had been accosted by an evil spirit. He ran down the side of the mountain, and as he did, the angel Gabriel appeared in his true form in the sky above him, filling all the sky that had become green (this is where Islam takes its official colour).

When Mohammed returned home, he told his family what had happened, and when he sought the wisdom of a particularly pious Christian, he was told that he had been chosen as God's prophet.

Soon after, Mohammed began to receive other revelations from Gabriel, as well as inspiration from his own heart. According to the Hadith - the narratives of Muhammad's life - all the Holy Scriptures were sent during Ramadan, making these 30 days the most sacred of this religion.


Ramadan Traditions

As one of the five pillars of Islam, the fundamental acts of Islamic worship, Ramadan is full of sacred traditions.

The beginnings and endings of Ramadan are governed by the lunar cycles, and so the beginning of this holy month typically falls a day or two after the new moon. At that time, many Muslims decorate their homes with lamps, lights, croissants and stars. Although it should not be mistaken, Ramadan is not a time of celebration, but of spiritual reflection.

The use of lanterns is beautifully widespread, with these lights being generally suspended in shops, houses, streets, and many other places. This tradition may have originated in Egypt, where during the Fatimid caliphate, the Caliph al-Mu' izz li-Din Allah was greeted by the holders of lanterns to celebrate his reign.

The central activity of Ramadan is, of course, fasting. Throughout the month Muslims refrain from eating while the sun is shining, except for those who are old, sick or suffering from any other condition that could prevent fasting.

This fast must be intentional. The concept of niyyah - meaning "intention" - guides the fasting of Ramadan. Muslims must voluntarily devote their fasting to Allah alone in order to realize niyyah.

Every day this fast is interrupted after sunset, often with dates, as the Prophet Muhammad has recommended. Muslims gather their friends and families in what are called the Iftar parties to eat in fellowship.

After breaking the fast, but before dinner, Muslims offer the fourth of their five daily prayers - Maghrebi prayer, and after dinner they go to their mosque to offer the fifth daily prayer, known as Isha prayer. The day will often end with a special volunteer prayer called Taraweeh, offered by the congregation.

The last ten days of Ramadan are considered among the most holy. The 27th night is of particular importance, called the Night of Power. This is the night Mohammed received his first revelation, and many Muslims spend that day praying and reciting the Qur' an.

After the 30 days of Ramadan, the month ends with a celebration, known as Eid-al-Fitr, where Muslims gather to offer prayers of thanks. Delicious dishes are prepared for the occasion, and Muslims around the world visit friends and exchange gifts during this time.