Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Fasting and feasting-Ramadan Mubarak! :)

Ramadan Mubarak everyone. The blessed month is here again with all its family rituals. The pre dawn rush to over eat. The wait for the morning azaan. The elusive sleep afterwords and the ring of the alarm to wake up yet again for the daily chores. The hunger pangs that shoot up whenever the time of breakfast, lunch or snacks nears. The treacherous last hour when time ceases to pass. The bliss of the first bite as a sputter of fireworks signal the end of the fast. The nightly taraweeh and the festive mood it brings. The late night chai and preparations for the getting up early again next morning. And probably the best is the competition between siblings and cousins to keep the maximum number of fasts!

Apart from an entirely different routine it's a month of lessons too. In the unquenchable thirst is the realisation of the plight of drought-struck areas. In the consistent hunger, is apathy towards the emaciated poor. In exercising control over the mind, is distance from harsh language. In prayers, is the rediscovery of God and in zakat (charity), an encounter with the feeling of goodwill. 

Ramadan Mubarak once again. May this month bring joy and happiness in your lives. :)

Have you ever fasted? Tell me in the comments section below! :)


  1. Ramadan kareem!

    How we love this month :)

  2. Ramadan Kareem! Thanks for sharing! (:

  3. Family traditions--awesome. I've fasted, for sure: once a month. It's one of our beliefs to fast, then donate the money that would have been used for the skipped meals to the poor. Definitely makes for a lightheaded day though.

  4. Fida and Ghadeer: happy fasting! :)
    Crystal: what a cool way to help others! Family traditions rock. :)


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