May Allah swt be with you every step that you take, May HE guide you with each decision you make, May HE help you when life gets rough, May HE lift you when you've had enough, May HE protect you when you fall, May HE hear you when you call, May all your duas be accepted, May you always be in Allah swt's loving hands. Ramadan Mubarak x
May ALLAH swt shower his blessings upon you.... May ANGELS protect you in all that you do.... May JANNAH become your one true goal and.... May ALLAH swt have mercy on your sweet soul.... Ramadan Mubarak x
In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind
A blessed month is casting its shadow upon us A night of this month is better than a thousand months Bear with patience for the sake of Ar-Rahman It's a continuous training to strengthen our Imaan.
Glory be to Allah who sent Ramadan as a mercy to mankind Its a purification of our soul, our heart, and our mind With the most sincere devotion and love we fast To be cleansed and free from sins of the past
Glorified is He, who choseth this holy month, To test our sabr and fill our hearts with warmth Of his Divine Light, His blessings shall glow, The Seer of the unseen, all He does know
Ya Allah! For thee, let my breath be more pleasant than musk Ya Allah! For thee, let me be thankful when day turns to dusk My thoughts and heart are purified, my eyes truly see' This blessed month, the month of spiritual rhapsody!
Ya Allah! For thee, my life I shall live! Ya Allah! For thee, my soul I shall give! In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind, Praise be to Allah, who sent Ramadan as a gift to mankind
The Almighty Allah says,
"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near. When he invokes Me, I am with him. If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret, And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly, I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."
- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
Ramadan in a Muslim Country, by Altaf Bhimji
A new night of the sacred month the thin slice of the moon; the crescent visible only a few minutes to the naked eye
A sight beautiful signaling new, fresh
Greetings one to the other: Ramadan Mubarakh
And a few hours later sounds of drums Wake up! Wake up! have a meal, a simple glass of water! Before the first light, before you begin the fast, make the intention Wake up! Wake up!
And the day progresses, a slowing down; restaurants closed, coffee houses empty.
And workers begin their trek home early
Late afternoon, the speciality stores open selling the special once a year snacks, crowds flocking and moving hurriedly collecting their Iftar (break fast)
And mothers prepare the traditional meals taking extra time for the fasting family
Only an hour before the sun sets city streets empty, as in a curfew,
And now only a few minutes, family and friends gather around the table making small talk awaiting the moment...silence...
Allah-hu Akbar Allah-hu Akbar Allah-hu Akbar Allah-hu Akbar (God is great)
Ash-hadu an la illaha illal-lah Ash-hadu an la illaha illal-lah (I witness that there is no God except Allah)
Ash-hadu anna Mohammadan rasoolol lah Ash-hadu anna Mohammadan rasoolol lah (I witness that Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah)
Hay-ye alas-slat Hay-ye alas-slat (Hurry up for prayer)
Hay-ye alal falah Hay-ye alal falah (Hurry up for prosperity)
Allah-hu Akbar Allah-hu Akbar
La illaha illal-lah La illaha illal-lah (There is no God except Allah)
And the siren, signalling the sun dipping below the horizon
And together, some with dates, some with a pinch of salt "We take this food in the name of Allah, most gracious, ever merciful"
Prayers given and later friends and family mill around, some content others tired, but all happy on this day of Ramadan... Peace