These nights…

They call it an annual visitor,
Yet that personification doesn’t capture
the beauty and essence
of the treasures this month holds.

For,
Ramadaan
is no guest to be entertained,
nor housed,
nor fed…
instead, it feeds our souls
that which we too often miss
in the haze of the rest of the year. Continue reading

Ramadaan Basics: all you need to know about the Muslim month of fasting

Ramadaan

Why do Muslims starve themselves during Ramadaan? What do they get out of it? And why is the moon so important to them in this month? If you’ve never really heard about the deeper meanings behind this sacred month of Islam, read on to find out all you need to know about the month which begins in just a few days. Continue reading

Eid Mubarak

When this month leaves you, please honour it by making an intention to take forward its gifts to you – even if it’s just *one* action, habit, conscious thought, change of perspective….*something*. An intention to make that one thing a permanent fixture in your life. Continue reading

It’s OK

It’s OK
if you don’t feel the spirit of Ramadaan this time around.
If your nights are filled not with the standing in prayer,
but instead standing washing dishes…
getting what little spirituality you can
from a YouTube lecture you otherwise wouldn’t take in
amidst the activities of the rest of life. Continue reading

Ramadaan Basics: all you need to know about the Muslim month of fasting

Ramadaan

Why do Muslims starve themselves during Ramadaan? What do they get out of it? And why is the moon so important to them in this month? If you’ve never really heard about the deeper meanings behind this sacred month of Islam, read on to find out all you need to know about the month which begins in just a few days. Continue reading

Love 2 Serve: for the love of humanity

The gurgling noises of the pouring rain hitting the pavement outside almost matches my inner tears of sorrow as I sympathise with the needy people of the world. Everywhere I turn, I see organisations appealing for donations. I see NGOs, leaning on the sturdy shoulders of Ramadaan’s great blessings, “cashing in” on this time of the year.  Continue reading