07 November, 2005

Ramadhan

"Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month... month in which God has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to God) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time... It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer's sustenance is increased..." (Ibn Khuzaymah)

Ramadhan is gone! And the Eid festivities are almost over. Now the difficult part: to adjust to sleeping longer at nights and eating during the day; the body and mind, take time accepting that. Another eleven lunar months to the next Ramadhan; so far away and yet so near!

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