Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fasting Rookie

Guest Post By Abid

Assalamu alaikum to all,

Guess what, I am a bit ashamed to say this.

I have been a muslim all my life but have never fasted. And I am doing it for the first time this year. God help me.

I would like to thank Kaya for putting up the niyyat and thanx prayers in Arabic and English for people like me.

I would also like to encourage Daniel and Hannah for their initiative and contributions.

I must tell Hannah here that according to my local imam, one can taste the food while cooking as long as it is not ingested. The rule only says that nothing should be ingested through the mouth. Swallowing one’s spittle is also allowed.

I must say this is a wonderful place to put up our thoughts.



kaya said...

Salaams and welcome to our home.
It doesnt matter when you start. Allah is all forgiving.
The important thing is you have realised and are trying.
I am ashamed myself that my 10 year old reads the Quran much better than I do.
But I try and I feel better.
We are here for you. This is HOME.

Anonymous said...

Salaam alaikum,

Thank you for passing your imam's advice on. Since I converted I have found the example, support, and advice of fellow Muslims online to be SUCH a help! The diversity, dedication, and generous spirits of the Muslims who blog and their readers has been amazing-- I really can't express what a difference it's made. Thank you all so much.

Hannah, aka Anonymous till Blogger lets me log in

BuJ said...

bless u abid!

skipper said...

Salam Abid.
As the saying goes "Better Late than never"
Really good to hear about your religious development.

RIJJU said...

I hope that this is a ongoing process for you abid.You have started and i hope you keep going. Nice to see more and more people joining in.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Abidwe are so glad to have you with us this Ramadan, and I hpoe you feel like you can come here without judgement from anyone.

We are all made differently, and come from different circumstances. Thankfully in Islam, there is much focus on where you are going and not where you have been, should you wish to enter a new stage in life.

I hope you enjoy your stay and feel free to contribute to this blog :)

Musafir said...

Thanx all,
I always knew the muslim community was more broadminded than what the world considers us to be. I am happy to know more muslims through this blog.