Ramadan Mubarak 2012

I’m still trying to grasp the fact that Ramadan is here!

For some reason I kept thinking it was next week, but after seeing all the “Ramadan Kareem” messages on Facebook, realized it’s here right now!

Because I don’t like to turn this into a religious blog and start telling people what they should/shouldn’t be doing, I’ll just write about my own personal ideas of what I plan to do this Ramadan.

Ramadan Mubarak 2012

image via Nayzak.

I’m hoping to really dedicate more time and effort to increasing my knowledge this Ramadan. It’s a time to remind oneself to reflect on your life and how to increase your own relationship with God. Lately I’ve been on a quest to really feel God’s presence in my life and not take it as something for granted.

I’ve been reading several different books over the last few weeks that have helped me strengthen my own personal beliefs and I look forward to devouring more.

I feel like I’m in this period of self-discovery where I’m just so hungry to learn more about my faith and what it is that I can do to keep feeling this happy and content. It’s amazing and maybe I’ll share with you my journey of how I got here someday. 🙂

How are you going to do your Ramadan? Are you on the no Facebook for 30 days tradition? Or do you just stay the same and simply increase other things like praying? Please share what Ramadan means to you! 🙂


This article has 5 comments

  1. Mariam Sobh

    Mariam ( I love your name by the way 😉 ) I think to get the square you have to have some kind of account like wordpress or something and you load your avatar? I’m not sure though.. maybe Jodi can tell you.

    Also I like the idea of patience.. something I have to do too!

  2. Mariam

    One question, how do you get a photo in the little square next to your comment? I’ve been trying all
    kinds of ways to do this but can’t.

  3. Mariam

    Ramadan Mubarak! I am studying the Qur’an, and my goal this Ramadan is to become patient – with no backsliding!! So I’m reading articles on patience and really trying to work on it. True to form, Allah has already given me an “opportunity.” I’m so happy people are having a wonderful Ramadan.

  4. Jodi

    Ramadan Mubarak! Mariam I would love to hear your journey, please share it with us if you like. 🙂
    For this Ramadan I want to be faithful in prayer and in reading Quran as well as my hijab all the way around. I am so happy about Ramadan that it makes me want to cry because of the unity, brotherhood/sisterhood and the sweetness of it all. So they are happy, warm tears of joy. All I can think of is what I can do for others and to please Allah! It’s overwhelming at times.

  5. Yasmin

    Ramadan Mubarak to you as well! I agree that Ramadan is truly a perfecttime for some spiritual reflection. My personal Ramadan goal this year is to truly try to fast not only with my stomach but to protect my eyes, ears, and mouth from bad stuff as well. Also I’d like to increase my prayers and really try to concentrate during the prayers! But I don’t think I can avoid Facebook 🙂

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