Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ramadan Mubarak!

The setting: an Elementary school classroom, circa 2004. A young girl clad in jeans ripped at the knees (trendsetter, obviously) frantically shoves her belongings in her backpack (which she proudly bought with her own money because it was the coolest backpack in the whole wide world), eager to arrive home after a long day, after having endured the calamities and social atrocities that is the seventh grade. Before stepping out, she remembers to retrieve the gourmet concoction (hardly; it was purchased from a bake sale!) that she's been saving all day. Fondling her chocolate cupcake with butter cream frosting and rainbow sprinkles, she's greeted at the door of the classroom by a teacher, Mr. Caldwell.

"Oh my, you've been saving that cupcake all day? Boy, you've got willpower!"

The young girl smiled shyly (she did this a lot) and replied,"It's Ramadan, I'm fasting. God gives me willpower. And... I couldn't miss out on 25 cents cupcakes!"

That young girl, namely, being me. 

“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong)”
[al-Baqarah 2:185]
  "If the servants knew the value of the month of Ramadan, they would like the whole year to be Ramadan."
Source: Baihaqi 
"O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint."
~ [al-Baqarah, 2:183]
photos source: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/08/ramadan_2009.html

I love Ramadan! Ramadan Mubarak to all you beautiful people! 

Got no clue what Ramadan is? Check out some info HERE!

9 comments:

Maryam khan said...

Ramadan Mubarak urooba!! :)

Tauqeer said...

Ramadan Kareem to you.

Krystal said...

so interesting! happy ramadan to you :)

ash said...

happy ramadhan :)

how's your first day?
it was really hot in my town, i'm dehidrated all day.. but Alhamdulillah i can made it. like u said, God gives me willpower.

thx for visiting me urooba ^.^

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Thank you for all this interesting news. I have a couple friends who celebrate Ramadan.

Ladyulia said...

happy ramadhan
I love all pictures
esp the pictures whre there are fireworks and the picts were there are so many plates and foods inside

Haute Muslimah said...

Your blog is wonderful, mashaAllah! Your style is gorgeously eclectic mashaAllah!
And you're so cute, mashaAllah!
I just discovered your blog and I have to say, I'm loving how entertained I am! Keep it up :)

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

@Maryam: Ramadan Mubarak to you too, sweets! :D

Mikaela H B said...

ramadan karim!