Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ramadan Mubarak

It is the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims who can, fast from just before sunrise to sunset as prescribed in the Holy Qur'an.

The Qur'an says simply in a chapter entitled The Cow [2:183]:
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,-
The picture above captures a woman praying in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the Istiqlal mosque on the first day of Ramadan (August 22, 2009 or Ramadan 1, 1430 in the Hijriah lunar calendar).

Peace and struggle.

Picture Credit

7 comments:

Dade said...

As-salaamu, Ridwan.

Yes, Maty is on her fourth day of fasting. I'm trying to fast in sympathy, but it is very hard for a non-Muslim like me.

Peace to thee!

Dade

Mike said...

Can you provide a high resolution copy of your Leonard Peltier photo, credit for the photo and permission to use same?

Works in Progress is printing a piece on the parole denial. You have a very evocative Peltier picture on this website.

Thanks

Mike
mike@smallblueplanet.org

Eugene said...

Many blessings your way, Brother!

Ridwan said...

Salaam to you and Maty my brother Dade. Thank you brother for your well wishes.

Please convey my peaceful greeting to Maty and wish her, and you, well over the fast.

Be well Dade!

Ridwan

Ridwan said...

Mike the picture of Peltier is not mine. It is, however, used on many private blogs and other sites.

I unfortunately do not remember where I copied it from.

Peace.

Ridwan

Ridwan said...

Brother Eugene it is always a pleasure to read you here.

Thank you kindly for your words.

You be blessed too. And pass my respectful greetings to Shusli.

Peace,
Ridwan

Eugene said...

Good to see you are writing here again. An aside, I was not surprised by Leonard's parole denial. He will die in prison despite the fact that he was railroaded and wasn't the shooter nor the fact that the other two men were acquitted for self-defense.

Many blessings to all Muslims.