Ramadan Mubarak! I would like to ask for forgiveness for any harm I may have caused in the past.
This month of fasting is very dear to me as a Muslim girl and to many others in the world – Muslim or not. It is a month where a community can be brought together to fight through our hardships in unity. We can donate money and provide charity to people who are less fortunate than us, people can seek forgiveness and walk away from their sins. Personally, it is a time where I can strengthen my faith and carry on developing as a believer of this faith. However, this is also an opportunity for people to see the true meaning of Islam… Peace. Muslims and Islam is not a faith of
violence. Don’t fall prey to the negative portrayal and stereotypes of the media/ society. Use this month as a chance to witness the beauty of thousands or millions of people fasting for 1 whole month to help empathise for those who live in poverty and suffer malnutrition on a regular basis (this is obviously not the main reason, but one of many). However, in addition to my previous point, it allows us to appreciate the importance of food and water. At times when I fast, I feel weak and I can’t move due to the lack of energy I have in my body. I am fortunate to be able to eat again at Maghrib (the 4th Prayer – at sunset) however, people living in third world countries or even here in the UK, are not blessed with the chance to press that on/ off button. It is said that:
“You don’t know how important something is until you lose it…”
Honestly, this is SO true, but the sad thing is that people don’t realise this until its too late.
So before I start rambling and making this post seem depressing, I just want to lift the spirit by wishing everyone Ramadan Mubarak and I hope you all have a great month inshallah. Regardless of whether you support the faith or not, take this month as an opportunity to forgive and endeavour new beginnings.
Before I conclude, I want to apologise for the lack of content. I have been sucked up by my GCSE Exams and basically stripped of all my free time. However, my last exam is tomorrow… YAY!!! Consequently, I should be able to regularly post again every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I will explain all of this nonsense in my next blog post and all the exciting events I have coming up. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed reading this and feel free to read any of my previous work whilst waiting for the new stuff to POP UP!!!
Happy Ramadan (for the 100th time) and I hope you find peace and happiness in whatever amazing things lying ahead!