Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Ramadan begins for Muslims around the world.
Hey lovelies! I am writing to let you know that Ramadan has started for me and Muslims around the world. I won't be blogging as much this month but will resume posting more frequently after Ramadan ends. I want to use this time for self reflection and improving my self as a person. I want to enjoy this month and benefit from it as much as I can. Also, I want to spend this special time with my three children. In case you do not know what Ramadan is here is a brief explanation.
The month of Ramadan is special because it was when the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammed.During Ramadan, Muslims all over the world fast 30 days. We fast from sun rise to sunset. Before the sun rises, we wake up one hr before to eat(suhoor which just means meal before sunrise).We pray and begin our fast. After the sunsets, we break our fast and eat(iftar which means meal after sun set).
During the month of Ramadan we abstain from many things such as eating, sexual intercourse,( we are not allowed to do while fasting),arguing, idle and excessive talk(ex.gossiping and backbiting). Ramadan teaches us self control,patience ,humility,increases our faith and cleanses the soul.We try their best to increase in doing good deeds and getting closer to Allah(God). It is a time to self reflect on how we can be better as a person and Muslim. During this month, Muslims increase in worship, constantly seek forgiveness and fast in hopes to be forgiven for past sins.
Ramadan Mubarak to all my fellow Muslims :)
So with that my friends, I will probably be posting perhaps once or twice a week. After Ramadan ends, I will resume my normal schedule of posting more frequently :) I am working on one blog post at the moment and will have it up sometime this week :) Take care everyone and much love and hugs!
Maryam :) ox