Hey girls and Salaams to my beautiful Muslimahs
This is a super quick post and a late one at the but I wanted to wish all of you who are participating in fasting this month a happy Ramadan.
In case you are unfamiliar with this time of the year, Ramadan is the month of fasting for Muslims around the world. And I say around the world because being Muslim does not pertain to only one race or only one country. Instead there are Muslims of all races and from all walks of life which to me, is a beautiful thing. 🙂
Not only do Muslims fast but we also give in zakat or charity to the poor, pray more at the mosque and read Qur’an. We basically try to do more good deeds since they are multiplied during this month.
At lot of people who aren’t familiar with Ramadan often ask if we don’t eat or drink anything during the whole month. Well, no. A person would probably die if they did that. The fasting starts at fajir. Fajir is the morning prayer, the first out of 5 prayers that is prayed. Where I live, fajir is around 3:05 am. Before fajir though, we eat something called suhoor. This is the food and drink that is going to give a fasting person the energy that they need to make it through the day. You ever heard that saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Eating suhoor proves that.
The beginning of fasting and the breaking of fasting changes. For example, someone on the east side will start to fast before someone on the west side due to the time. And Ramadan never starts on the same day every year like some other holidays. It moves back about 10 to 13 days every year. So instead of fasting in June, in a couple years we’ll be fasting in May and then April. It sound complicated but it’s not. ☺
But anyways, that was a really quick touch up about Ramadan. If you are interested in more you can ask or look it up.
May Allah accept your fast and good deeds! 💖
Ramadan Mubarak 😁