Saturday, September 5, 2009
A bit TMI for my liking, but here you go!
It's the month of Ramadan!
Yeah, you already know that.
Everyone's fasting..ie. not eating from dawn til dusk.
But I havent been fasting for the past week.
I'm not a sinner though (or at least not in this sense).
I had my monthly visit from youknowho for the past week.
So why couldn't I fast, you ask?
Well, fasting is a form of worship. And just in case you all didnt know, fasting is also one of the five pillars of Islam, therefore its mandated and obligatory on Muslims.
However, when performing acts of worship one must be in a state of cleanliness and when whatchamacallit visits every month, you're really not in the most cleanliest state,now are you? So Allah has made it permissible for us women, during that horrendous monthly visit, to be excused from things like praying the five daily prayers and fasting.
Anywho, to get to the point of this post, while not fasting this week, I realized that I appreciated food much more. Weird, huh? I just realized that the company that you have when you break the fast and the food that you break the fast with tastes sooooooooooo much better when you couldnt have it for a long number of hours as opposed to always having it.
And this my friends, is the whole point of Ramadan. To be appreciative. To be humble. To be patient. And most of all, to be thankful for what you have.
It's a bit sad that I've come to this conclusion now. Many, many years later. But at least I finally came to it.
Better late, then never, right?