Life is a question. Islam is the answer.

Life is funny isn’t it? Life is strange. Life is confusing. Life is good, bad, and everything in between too. All around the world, billions of people are experiencing this day in a different way…
For Muslims though, at this moment a majority of us are fasting. For one month of the year it is obligatory for any Muslim who is capable to fast for the sake of Allah ❤ Obligatory makes it sound like a favour, or hard work, or even like a punishment but it’s actually far from that. Ramadan is a very sweet month. It’s hard to describe the feelings and atmosphere in this month but I look forward to fasting – as crazy as that might sound to you. 

Why is it so special?

That friend you love who usually skips her prayers? Starts to pray.
That old neighbour you chat to every day joins you to pray in the mosque.
That work colleague who usually stares at your hijab starts to open up and ask questions…
Your husband who’s normally busy working, providing, looking after you finds the time to sit with you, read Qur’an, pray together, fast together, make Du’aa together – for each other. Subhan’Allah… most people think bonding is a sharing a cup of coffee on a Saturday evening but nothing compares to fasting for the sake of Allah. Alhamdulillah…
You yourself, change. You grow. You feel so close to Allah. So Blessed and privileged to stand in prayer and hear the beautiful Qur’an being recited…

Most days I Thank Allah for guiding me to Islam. I Thank Him that I am a Muslimah… but in Ramadan I feel it. There are no words to Thank Him you are just eternally grateful beyond words. Your heart is beating by His Permission. The people you love are protected by Him. What more can we possibly ask for? You actually relax and feel a sensation of calness overpower you knowing that NOTHING happens to you except at Allah’s will and NOTHING will happen to you except that which is meant to be… You Trust Him more than yourself. After all, “…perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you – Allah Knows, while you know not.”

Regardless of the fact that fasting not only heals the body and makes us more healthy internally, it is psychologically and spiritually healing. We are reminded of the most important, yet simple, parts of life. We are reminded of the millions of people around the world who have no choice but to starve on a daily basis, we are reminded of Allah through every pang of hunger and thirst. And He rewards us accordingly.

I hope you’re all having a Blessed Ramadan! I hope you leave this month a new person. A better person. With a strong will to please Allah! I hope all your hopes and dreams come true and I hope you are pleased with Allah as your Lord, Muhammad as your Messenger and Islam as your religion.

Alhamdulillah for everything I have but mostly Alhamdulillah for everythnig I don’t have.


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