Monday, September 1, 2008

Ramadan Kareem

I cant believe it's been a year already since last Ramadan, but alas, it has come. The Islamic Holy Month is where Muslims abstain (fast) from food and drink from sun-up to sun-down. Fasting is meant to teach the person patience and humility.

Ramadan is a time to fast for the sake of God, and to offer more prayer than usual. Asking forgiveness for the sins of the past, asking for guidance in the future, asking for help with refraining from every day evils, and trying to purify oneself through self-restraint and good deeds are other actions that are done more frequently.

That was the little summary from wikipedia (best site ever, besides mine)

Anyway, today is the first day and it went amazingly well. It was hecka hard to get up to eat for suhur (the time before sun-up when we can eat) this morning but the fact that I had no school or work...or anything for that matter made it real easy. It seemed as though god was really testing us at our house though cus our air condition wasn't working and thirst was a feeling that we all held at a more than normal level lol. But just gotta go through it.

Even if you aren't of the Islamic faith, I ask all of you to try it, becuase I know that you will gain a new respect for this month.

Ok...time to go pray, talk to you all later. Inshallah (God willing) this month bodes well for EVERYONE!

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