5 Things That Help Me Keep the Ramadan Spirit Going

Its another set of 10 days- those of Dhul Hajj.  Hajj…sigh.  Well if you can’t go for Hajj, there are the 10 days leading into Eid and the most important day for everyone, regardless if you’re performing Hajj or not, is the Day of Arefa.  As those 10 days start (today), I was reflecting onContinue reading “5 Things That Help Me Keep the Ramadan Spirit Going”

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Ramadan Day 6- Worship, the gateway toward mercy

So far Day 1 was all about defining Ramadan based on the division of the month into 3 sets of 10 days.  The first set being all about “Rahma” or “mercy” which was explored in Day 2 post.  Day 3 I outlined that mercy starts with recognizing that we as individuals need to be cognizantContinue reading “Ramadan Day 6- Worship, the gateway toward mercy”

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Ramadan Day 5- Relationship with others

So the whole mercy toward others thing is something I don’t think I need to jump into to much.  As toddlers we are taught how to relate with one another, from the very first concept of “sharing” our toys with others to the more complex concept we learn later in school about stereotypes and racismContinue reading “Ramadan Day 5- Relationship with others”

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Ramadan Day 3- Finding Mercy Within Us, Embodying Rahma

To begin to understand Allah’s Rahma I explored the God’s attribute and the fact that as Muslims we are constantly invoking God’s mercy in our daily actions countless times.  Its quite amazing to consider how often it is we seek His mercy, yet, we don’t truly understand or comprehend the extent of it, so IContinue reading “Ramadan Day 3- Finding Mercy Within Us, Embodying Rahma”

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Ramadan Day 2- Al Rahman, The Most Merciful

Where do you begin when discussing mercy?  I started the conversation in my Ramadan Day (RD) 1 post by defining “mercy” in English.  I find that when your multilingual things often take on a  deeper meaning, however, in trying to translate all of that meaning the richness of the concept or idea is lost onContinue reading “Ramadan Day 2- Al Rahman, The Most Merciful”

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Ramadan Day 1- The First 10 Days are “Rahma”

Ramadan is a guest, it comes into the lives of Muslims each year, and like a house guest, it makes it self either a pleasant and welcome friend or a friend you can’t wait to get rid of.  The thing about Ramadan is that the interaction with this friend is all on you- each individualContinue reading “Ramadan Day 1- The First 10 Days are “Rahma””

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