Every year, I put together a post for Ramadan. I’m going to keep this year’s post as brief as possible. So here it is!
Every Ramadan, I look forward to the time where I can drain out all excess noise & drama from life. This month serves as a spiritual and physical detox.
Another thing I enjoy- during the late night, with dim lights, listening to a beautiful recitation of the Quran. Oh, and another thing, congregating with family and friends while enjoying food and each other’s presence.
This year, I’m trying something new. I’ve asked a dear friend of mine to encourage me to read a surah’s (chapters of the Quran) translation every night, and draw up a personal interpretation. So far, so good. Although, I’m beginning to finally realize how complicated the Quran is. It’s sort of like putting together a puzzle and analyzing why certain stories and points are placed in the chapters that they are in, or why a number of surahs begin with the Arabic letters “alif, laam, meem”. As a result, I find myself being spiritually challenged, being charged with curiosity and interest. Amidst all the questions, I find myself impressed by the amount of wisdom found in just a couple of ayahs (lines). If anything, this has definitely encouraged me to learn more about World Religions… There is endless wisdom and knowledge around us! That’s another take-away point of Ramadan :D.
On that note, I hope everyone’s enjoying there Ramadan!