This is time of year for Muslims is so much more important than any other. From the outside looking in, you may only know that we are fasting; not eating or drinking from sun rise to sunset. However, from the inside looking out you'd see there is so much more benefits to this holy month for us.
One of the greatest benefits that Ramadan gives me is self discipline. When you are able to discipline yourself to, not only fast, but also to remove yourself from the things in your life that don't pertain to positive spiritual health, it gives you a higher power of what is known as "knowledge of self".
Another benefit of Ramadan for me is the sharpening of my focus. Whenever you limit the worldly distractions and unnecessary things from your day-to-day movement, you'll give more of that energy to things that require more attention.
My favorite benefit from this Holy month of Ramadan, is the community and the way each individual interacts with one another. From the market store clerk, to the mosque personnel, as well as our muslim neighbors and friends, everyone has a certain level of love that we are excited to show one another.
This blog is going to be short in sweet. The pun is intended to describe what this month is to us. 30 days may seem long during the days that we are hungry, thirsty, and tired but it truly is a short period of time when you look back on it. It's sweet because of the few benefits that I've mentioned, plus many more that I plan to describe and witness throughout the month.
For now, I just want to send a prayer of peace and love to all muslims who are fasting and observing this holy month of Ramadan, as well as to our neighbors of different religions who respect our time as we respect theirs.
Asalaam alakium nephew.. Please add my husband Khalil Latif to your prayers. He is currently in Hospital fighting Covid 19.