*This is a guest post. Learn something new. Don’t forget to read, comment and share. I wanted to start having a variety published on my site, therefore I decided to ask to women about Ramadan and what it means to them and how would they explain it to someone who doesn’t know what it is.
During the month of Ramadan we fast. We don’t abstain from eating and drinking all day everyday for 30 days. We abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset for 30 days.
Not only does our fasting include food. It includes letting go of bad habits and things that destroy inner peace, increasing in learning and worship, increasing in charity and basically doing your best and being your best with a pure heart and good intentions.
For those who aren’t able to fast (due to illness or nursing mothers) they are urged to help feed those who are fasting during the month. Rather it’s feeding them or doing volunteer work.
We also ask forgiveness from people whom we may have offended (intentionally or unintentionally) the last year since the previous ramadan before we start our fast. That way we start it off pure or clean and right
The reason why we fast is to remind ourselves of what we have to be thankful for and what we may take for granted. There are people on this earth that don’t have food to eat and it reminds us not to overindulge in gluttony.
What does Ramadan mean for you personally?
Ramadan is the time for reflection for me. It allows me to think of things that I can change in my life and how I can positively impact the ppl in my life.
Kerbi is a high school friend of mine. I asked her to write a piece to give people her view of what Ramadan was and what it meant to her. You can find her online below.
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