Saturday, September 6, 2008
Finally Ramadhan is here after a long year of waiting. The period of fasting and the feeling associated with it is indescribable. Not surprisingly this is the first time that I have actually come to know what Ramadhan is all about. And also for the first time reading the english translation of the Quran. The joy of joining in the taraweeh prayers, listening to the Khutuba and making du'a to Allah Subhana Wa Tallah is overwhelming. One more thing that I have learnt is that Iman is not taught. It has to come from within you and when it does come, sooner or later then SubhanAllah!!! Seeing hundreds of Muslims flock to prayers and knowing that thousands upon thousands of Muslims all over the world are fasting really makes me feel that we are the most special ummah.
I hope that this Ramadhan brings to each one of us a sense of satisfaction and realization and that we make good use of this holy month by studying the sacred texts and by coming closer to Allah.
Ramadhan Kareem to all!