"In Muslim nations and regions around the globe, this is the first week of the holy month of Ramadan, a time for followers to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity during the day, breaking their fast each sunset, with traditional meals and sweets. During this time, Muslims are also encouraged to read the entire Quran, to give freely to those in need, and strengthen their ties to God through prayer. The goal of the fast is to teach humility, patience and sacrifice, and to ask forgiveness, practice self-restraint, and pray for guidance in the future. This year, Ramadan will continue until Saturday, September 19th."
Seing these, for a moment, helped me remember that if we stop and think about the world as a whole and if we put aside our differences, particularly as muslims, that we are all undoubtedly one.
and i’m at a loss for words. My journey to the Source was beyond amazing; Mecca and Medina are such wonderful places, Alhamdulillah. It’s my new dream that I may be among those fortunate enough to return to the Kabah and the Holy Cities of Islam with my friends & family, insha’Allah.
—and even though it’s much overdue: A big Ramadhan Mubarak to all my Tumblr Friends! I sincerely hope it’s a blessed, beneficial, and joyous month for all. Consider this month as some time for some serious spiritual detoxification and rejuventation everyone, let’s make the most of it!