Saturday, August 16, 2008

Preparation for Ramadan

for muslims, Ramadan is the holiest month of the year. Ramadan is actually the name of the islamic month in which the prophet, Mohammed, received the first revelations of the Qur'an from the angel jabreel (gabriel) while he was in a cave meditating.

we spend that month every year fasting daily, praying more, trying to become closer to God.

we are told that during the month of Ramadan, satan and his crew are chained in the darkest depths of hell leaving us to our own self. if we sin, we can not blame the devil during this time.

because of this, we know that the devil is working overtime to push people to commit bigger and worse sins prior to Ramadan.

im sure to non muslims this seems like a fairy tale, a comic book story. but i have seen it myself in prior years. i have felt it myself. i see it all around me. people turning from religion, people behaving badly toward each other. you get the idea.

ive felt myself get trapped by the whisperings from shaitan (satan). it helps to recognize the whispers and turn on your back on shaitan. to work harder than ever to prepare for Ramadan.

the rest of the year? oh yes we should turn our backs on shaitan the rest of the year too, but as i said...he is working overtime, maximum overdrive.

and i see it around me now.

audu billahi minash shaitan nirajeem. its a saying that means i seek protection in Allah from the accursed satan.

inshallah (God willing)


  1. I see what you mean sis. Audhu billahi minashaitaan nirrajeem.

  2. Salam Sister
    The wonderful thing about Ramadan is that we can focus on our deen and leave that stuff behind.

    Inshallah we can all take a breath and wish our Muslim brothers and sisters well during this season. When we find that people are acting with hostility we should just make dua that Allah guides them and protects them.

    We are all human, and human emotions are fragile and volatile. When we feel wronged we lash out. Some take it further than necessary, but we all must learn to forgive our brothers and sisters and move on.

  3. Some need to practice what they preach.

  4. I agree Kayak... That is why I said that we are all human and tend to make mistakes. I hope you have a wonderful Ramadan full of blessings and reflection.

  5. Strangely enough I think I may have witnessed some "pre Ramadan temptation" at work myself with a friend yesterday. Insha Allah we are all able to stay on track... only 6 more days...