Is anyone else as excited as I am that Ramadan is here?
They say the more ones faith grows, the more changes one begins to notice in one’s life. This extends to Ramadan. Since I became a lot more conscious about my deen, I’ve constantly looked forward to Ramadan.
A couple of years back I promise you I didn’t get as excited as I do now about Ramadan.
I got to truly appreciate Ramadan the year I was in a different country and fasted for close to 18 hours. Before it came, I was so sure I was going to fall sick half way through, but it was the most beautiful experience. (Not sure why I never got around to sharing).
This year, we have sadly been faced with a pandemic and I have had to change a lot of the plans I had made to take advantage of the holy month.
I was looking forward to observing Taraweeh every night in the mosque, going for joint iftars, and most importantly performing itikaaf.
I knew the Lockdown was going to happen even before it did.
I remember laughing at the comments of my colleagues who held on the Hope that we had just one case. The same hope every Nigerian has while re-voting in a government that has continued to fail them. But what was the possibility that more people wouldn’t get infected in Nigeria when the numbers of cases kept rising in other countries and the Nigerian border was left open till the last minute? I asked each time someone mentioned that word “Hope”. Continue reading “RUMINATING OVER THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN NIGERIA”→
It’s been a hot minute since I had a post up on the Blog.
Life happened (I’ve also been doing a lot of procrastinating, but hey.. 😉).
I’m back now and that’s all that matters and I genuinely want to be a lot more consistent (So help me God)
So back to the post,
The End of the year vacation has in some way become a family tradition for my family in the last couple of years. It’s not something that was officiated but we’ve sort of initiated it into our family plans.
Alhamdulilah for granting us another opportunity to witness and experience this year’s Ramadan. May Almighty Allah grant us the blessings of this holy and beautiful month.
I’ve had to go through several experiences these past few years of learning and unlearning and for the most part growing and blossoming. While some of these experiences have been out of my comfort zone and I have in some way regretted, most have been nothing but blissful.
One of such was my i’tikaaf experience last year. This post was supposed to have been shared immediately after last year’s Ramadan, but I held on to it because I felt it might be a lot useful to share now that the last ten days is upon us.
If you’re like me, and you’re constantly looking for inexpensive ways to have fun or explore then i’ve got you, because this post highlights two places in Lagos you can visit without breaking the bank.