In the name of God we begin.
The first ten days of Ramadan are of mercy, the second ten are of forgiveness and the last ten are freedom from hellfire. May God grant us all their stations ameen.
Counting the month of Ramadan can be slightly confusing– especially for my first born; whose job is to move the crescent counter from one pocket to the next. Ramadan always starts at night. The first night of Ramadan starts at sundown, there is no fasting during that day. The first fasting day is the next. Example: The third fasting day is counted the fourth night comes sundown (both days and nights are counted in the holy month). Confused yet? Mei tries to change the counter as soon as she wakes up, but we have to explain to her that she has to wait until sundown. “but we’re already on the second day, I woke up!”
Just as people make resolutions for the new year, Muslims make resolutions for Ramadan. My resolution for this Ramadan is (you might remember this from this post) to speak less. Simple and straight forward. It ain’t easy for me though. I am a talker and a loud one for that matter (or at least for my Midwestern family). Can you tell?
The man worked very hard at installing our Ramadan lights this year. Our house looks like a bride awaiting her wedding.
Do share your Ramadan resolutions if you have any this year, I’m always looking for inspiration.
Peace and Blessings