Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ramadan kareem..

What is Ramadan? By: wikipedia
Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calender.

What make this month a holly month?
Ramadhan was the month in which the first verses of the Qura'an were revealed to the prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

Why this month is special?
In this month, We ( Muslims) fast from from dawn until dusk. In Mosul/Iraq this mean fasting from about 4 Am till about 7 pm.

What is fasting?
It means that Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and indulging in anything that is in excess or ill-natured.

Why we fast?
Fasting is meant to teach the Muslim patience, modesty and spirituality. Ramaḍān is a time to fast for the sake of Allah, and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramaḍān, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. As compared to solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving forward about ten days each year.

What Ramadan make us feel?
Whem Muslims fast from eating throught this 14 hours, they feel in poor people who are suffering from hunger and this give them the mercy forward those poor people.

And for Iraqi people..
Ramadan is the only month, I enjoy peace during the year. not the general peace but the inner peace.


John said...

Thank you very much for your thoughts, Hadia. I had read about Ramadan in a general way, but you give a view from the inside of one who actually practices it. May you have lots of peace and blessings!

Hadia ( pseudoname) said...

Salam John, well I used wikipedia for this post ^__*

Violet said...

Ramadan kareem dear wa inshallah the genral peace will be Achieved next Ramadan not only the innrer peace
Prayers and Regards ^_^

Hadia ( pseudoname) said...

Thank you Violet,
It's nice to see you around..Regards

Unknown said...

Peace and love,

David said...

Hadia, I wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Ramadan. Take care.

Hadia ( pseudoname) said...

Libby and David,
Thank you for your wishes..

Roy said...

Thank you for explaining to a non Muslim the true meaning of Ramadan. My you have much inner peace.

Sandybelle said...

Hello hadia..
Ramadan kareem!!!!!!

its a really very nice and important post. May God bless you.. take care of yourself and enjoy the "inner peace" :) :) :)and hopefully, we'll all enjoy the general ..

Unknown said...

Ramadan - a time for love, peace and unity. My best ramadan wishes to all of my Muslim brothers and sister!

Ramadan Kareem!