Wednesday, September 12, 2007 The Spirit of Ramadhan

Men praying at the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Muscat, Oman

Below you can all read and comment on the latest article that was published on the website, under the title 'The spirit of Ramadhan'. Do enjoy!

"Ramadhan approaches in less than five days from today and we're barely even set into the mood. I'm not talking about the mood of festivities whereby one goes out and goes on a frenzy of buying everything that is on discount or special offers. Or partying out at the latest new trends of Ramadhan tents at a hotel or some restaurant.

For once, I would be glad if Ramadhan to everyone was just about being around the family, going to the mosque every night lending your ears at least once in a year to hearing the Qura'nic verses of the Holy Quran or a lecture from the Imam at a near mosque whether it was a moral to be learnt about the story of our beloved Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) or one his age-old battles that helped conquer Islam after seeing that it was the solution to spread the religion that believes that there is ‘No God But God’.

For once, I would like to see people actually making an effort to putting the energy that they put during the holy month of Ramadhan throughout the whole year. They have no idea what it is they’re missing out on. The feeling of joy that fills someone up and lights up their soul is beyond all meaning and all measures that could ever be looked into. It would be like seeing a young child smile an innocent smile with the entire gleam in their eyes.

This is the month that God closes the doors on Hell and locks up the Devil away during the entire month and sends the Angels down to Earth to help protect and see the good deeds that God's subjects are into during the holy month. This was the month that God delivered the Holy Qur'an upon His last Prophet, Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).

I really hope this would be the month that would truly change a person's life from bad to good, from worst to fair, and from better to great.

I really hope and wish that everyone would just think for a second about what the Ramadhan spirit is all about."

(The views expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of


Destitute Rebel said...

Welcome to ramadan Kareem and hoe you have a good time here this ramadan.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

destitute rebel:

thank you and i hope you do as well inshallah

Musafir said...

wow, a lot of introspection called for. And I agree with Sleepless.
Its been a long time since i got to spend ramzan with my family. and this year it is finally happening.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Sleepless welcome on board! A thoughtful entry to start off Ramadan with.

Musafir, glad to have you with us. Feel free to send us your thoughts or pictures from Ramzan at home :)