This past Ramadan I was on a spiritual high. I felt the power of prayers, fasting, charity, and enduring patience. Satan is supposed to be locked away in Ramadan and any sins we procured are considered to be purely from our own nafs (self).
In a sense, this spiritual fasting of the heart is this Islamic ritual's own stage of fanāʾ (annihilation); the absolute disintegration of the human will, volition and ipseity in awe of the presence of the Will, Volition and Ipseity of the Real.
At long last, I'm back! This week, I would like to offer my views on Ramadan, one of the holiest months in the Islamic faith. This past Monday, June 6th, was actually the first day of Ramadan, so it seems a pertinent topic to discuss.
The month of Ramadan is upon Muslims once more. A month described in Islamic literature as better than a thousand months, when Satan is locked in shackles and the doors of Heaven are wide open -- for those who wish to enter.
I am convinced that the world will be a better place if only we practice various forms of empathy. This requires us to take it upon ourselves to research and learn about traditions and view points which are practiced and yet foreign to us.
Fasting from dusk til dawn is only one of the five pillars of the holiday, but YouTuber and songwriter Khaled Siddique is here to tell you of some other things you should stop doing to have a more meaningful Ramadan.