Friday, September 01, 2006
Thoughts: Near Ramadan
As salaamu alaikum, I am a little excited about Ramadan. It seems to happen every year that I get giddy every time Ramadan is near! My hope is that I retain the good habits and devotion that tends to increase during Ramadan, permanently.
I at least wish to me more mindful that each Ramadan is meant to impact the rest of my life. Insha Allah we all will increase in devotion and maintain that devotion.
I plan to make extremely simple and easy meals this year. I can't spend my Ramadan worrying about breakfast and dinner. Eid, however, is a different story! I plan to make it a true celebration. Also, I plan to make most of my gifts this year and I plan to include my non-Muslim family. Insha Allah!
I hope to purchase my other gifts from the Ummah, Insha Allah. My hope for this year is that there be no confusion in my region as to when Ramadan ends. Last year was the pits. May Allah make it easy for us, Ameen. Zaid Shakir has an article on Zaytuna titled Approaching Ramadan. Your thoughts?
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