Monday, September 15, 2008

Ramadan

Ramadan is halfway over. Despite the common laments of how my brain turns to mush three hours before the sun sets or how the scent of warm apple crumb cake makes my stomach grumble, my taste buds alive without a taste to my tongue, the fact remains that I love Ramadan. I love being up before the world awakes, stumbling downstairs to eat food that I will appreciate increasingly as the hours will tick by. I love the peace I feel when I bow my head in sajadah, my forehead to the ground, feeling for a moment alone and complete in the same breath. I love the first taste of the plump sweet date as I open my fast with millions of others around the world each with their own lives and circumstances, all of us so different yet briefly, sharing a common moment. I love the bananas in my fruit chaat, the mango juice, and parathas fresh from the sizzling pan. For these reasons and so many more, I love Ramadan and this Ramadan I pray that my heart's prayers are heard, and I pray the same for you.

8 comments:

adnan. said...

ameen.

Tee said...

Really beautiful. I'm glad that even through some of the exhaustion of your busy schedule you've found peace and joy in your Ramadan :)

Chorna said...

I'm glad you could share that with us. :)

Thanks. :)

The best thing for fasting, in my opinion, is spending that time with family.

I loved that the most.

Enyur said...

You stole the exact thoughts and feelings I have about Ramadan. Simply beautiful!!

Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family!

p.s. I just sent you an email!

Aisha said...

Thanks all for your comments!

Umm Aisha said...

Salaams Sister.

I stumbled across your blog and pleasantly enjoyed reading your entries.
Insha-Allah, will soon be returning.
Belated Ramadan Kareem

Umm Aisha

Aisha said...

Umm Aisha, glad to know you are reading, thank for your comment!! :)

Anisa said...

ramadan mubarak to you as well!

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