Welcome Ramadan

Here I am, finding myself (almost) in the midst of the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan in Colorado. Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam, most people only known it to be the times where Muslim fasting from sunrise to sunset. That’s part of it, it is the time where Muslim practice a strict self-discipline, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations.

This is also the month where Muslim More than ever) asking for forgiveness for previous sins and preventing oneself of committing new one. It is also the time where we emphasis forgiveness from each other – not just God, but with friends and relatives. Refrain from speaking ill of one another or even just thinking impure thoughts.

The idea behind fasting is as practice of self control, to draw focus from earthy material stuff and to think of those who are less fortunate by understanding the true meaning of hunger and thirst are. Hopefully we all will be more compassionate as person and reborn to be a better person, a better Muslim.

I would like to enter this holy month with clean slate. Therefore I ask for forgiveness from you all in case I say (wrote) something that offended you, or un intentionally say or do something in appropriately or hurt your feeling. May the light that we celebrate at Ramadan show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony.

Salam, Sendie –Lou

What I wrote last year during this time…

The beauty of Ramadan….

 

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6 responses

  1. I liked the post (and the blog as well). Here in ths USA we get ZERO education about Islam. Muslims occupy the most mysterious and horrifying place in the psyche of modern Americans.

    I was so ignorant that in college the desire to understand why terrorists would want to destroy us led me to study Islamic history and philosophy and thankfully changed my perspective (although I still consider myself ignorant in a lot of ways).

    I now think it is a very interesting culture that has an amazing history that deserves a whole lot more empathy and understanding.

    • Hi Jerome, welcome and thank you for visiting. I’m completely understand of the zero education, and so glad you willing to put your “fear” aside and lear about it. I hope now you know that we’re no different that kids next door. 🙂

  2. Coles school acknowledges Ramadan- forgiveness and righting wrongs is part of the conversation. Since he went to school with several Muslim children their parent helped the children understand the meaning and be a part of the holiday in appropriate ways. It was very easy to want to understand the culture because we loved the families.

    Hope you have an easy fast 🙂 .

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