RAMADAN IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC

RAMADAN IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC

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.

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MY FIRST ITIKAAF: AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

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.

Ameen.

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.

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Forming Attachments Other Than Allah

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I came across this on twitter the other day and it really got me thinking.
It was like the answer to everything happening around me.

Subhanallah!

If you dig deep you will understand.

The problems we all face today is mostly caused by this. We turn away from him, form attachments with things unrelated to him, and then we complain of being disappointed, we complain of being unhappy, why wouldn’t you be? Continue reading “Forming Attachments Other Than Allah”

Wake up call

The way people die nowadays is really scary. I mean you could be laughing with someone the night before, and wake up the next morning to hear about the person’s demise.

Wallah, this is some wake up call!.

And we are all still so blinded by this worldly life to even realize it.

It’s not about the number of people you know or you’ve met on earth, but how much of a positive influence you’ve been in their lives.

Imagine yourself dying today, how many people will feel your loss? Continue reading “Wake up call”

RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

Comfortably sitting in my corner of the room as the new intern, I listened interestingly to the conversations going on around me, and one caught my attention, it was the issue of Religious intolerance going on nowadays.

It was my first official day at the media company where I planned on undergoing my one month industrial attachment, and so immediately I heard that conversation, I thought to myself, “this could be something I could write about; this isn’t such a bad first day for me after all”. Continue reading “RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE”

WHY DO YOU COVER YOUR HAIR?

“Why do you cover your hair”?

When a non-Muslim or even a Muslim who isn’t practicing asks me this question, I just look at them and say ‘I cover my hair because I am a Muslim”.

They never get satisfied with this reply, so they ask further “But I know a lot of Muslim girls that do not cover their hair”… Continue reading “WHY DO YOU COVER YOUR HAIR?”

MY HIJAB, MY IDENTITY!

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST GRACIOUS, THE MOST MERCIFUL

Why would I feel ashamed when I put on my hijab?

When my Lord has made it a mandatory part of my Deen

I look out there and I weep

Seeing muslim women forced to remove their veil

 

Why do you have to cause so much pain

To poor muslimahs who are just following what their Lord has stated

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