Monday, August 1, 2011


Alhamdulillah - Praise to Allah, for giving us another chance to live in this holy month of Ramadhan. May we have the strength not only to restrain ourselves from eating, drinking and doing things that will lessen the pahala (reward) of fasting, but also to seize the opportunities to practice all the good deeds as suggested by the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

So what is Ramadhan to me? Let me just list down all the things related that I can think of. Some words are in the Arabic (or Malay) form so as to either maintain their authenticity or show my sheer laziness to translate them into English.

Niat, Iftar, Sahur, bazaar, thirsty, hungry, sleepy, bazaar, reciting the Qur'an, Lailatul Qadar, Tarawikh prayers, giving alms (sedekah), dates, 30 days, Eid, cold drinks, zakat, cheap sale, raya cookies

Let's seek Allah the Almighty's Blessing.