Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ramadan Mubarak

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins tomorrow (in South Africa) and fasting starts at daybreak until sunset for 29/30 days.

The Qur'an (2:183) states:
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (pious/enlightened)."
I wish my Muslim sisters and brothers Ramadan Mubarak and well over the fast.

Onward!

6 comments:

Dione said...

Happy Ramadan Ridwan.
It sure came early this year.

Be well, always

Dione

Ridwan said...

Thank you kindly Dione.

I trust you are well. Holla when you can.

Peace to you.

Ridwan

Dade said...

Yep. Maty started fasting this morning.

I know she appreciates your good wishes, Ridwan. But how about sending some my way? I've gotta endure her grouchiness from being hungry!

:-)

Dade

Ridwan said...

I hear you brother :0)

But please tell Maty I said Ramadan Mubarak and that I wish her well over the fast.

I am also sending you positive energy brother Dade.

On another note, I thought about you and Maty last night when I read this passage in the second chapter of the Quran (Al Baqara: 60). It deals directly with who are believers:

(61) Those who believe (in the Qur'an) and those who follow the Jewish (Scriptures) and the Christians and the Sabians, any who believe in Allah and the Last Day and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

There are other verses that speak to the same principle throughout the Quran.

We are all one and the Quran rejects the idea that only Muslims are believers.

Be well Dade.

Peace,
Ridwan

Dade said...

Hey, Ridwan!

Thanks so much for these kind words. I read them to Maty, too.

And she asked me to say Ramadan Mubarak to you, as well.

Maty and I are both grateful for your friendship.

Dade

Ridwan said...

You are most welcome my brother.

I too am grateful for your friendship and look forward to being in your and Maty's company someday soon.

Be well Dade and thank Maty for me.

Peace,
Ridwan