Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thank God It's Ramadhan

On 11 August, Moslems around the world will enter the month of Ramadhan, during which we will Fast i.e. refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, sexual activity, getting angry, lying, using bad language, be more diligent in prayer and give charities.
The Fast begins after we have taken Sahur meal very early in the morning (Imsak), and broken at sunset (Magrib) by taking Iftar meal.

Those who fast includes Adults and mentally sane people. And those who may not fast are : children, women having their period, travelers, the sick, those with long-term illnesses, pregnant or breastfeeding women and the mentally ill.

The breaking of the Fast (Iftar) is a social occasion for which special foods are prepared for gatherings with family or friends. Upon hearing the call to prayer (Azan) from the mosque or radio or TV at sunset, the faithful know it's time to break their fast (buka puasa). This is usually done with a drink and snacks. Magrib prayer is made before a full meal is served. Afterwards, we have Taraweh prayer at the mosques or at gatherings every evening at about 7:30 p.m.

The schedule for Imsak and Maghrib is available in major newspapers, on the radio and on the television throughout Indonesia, as well as published in handouts by major religious organizations.

Why does Islam oblige its followers to fast during Ramadhan?

  • To develop compassion for the poor and needy who feel hungry every day.
  • As a spiritually and physically cleansing experience. Fasting is seen as an opportunity to separate ourself from the things of this world and to concentrate on our relationship with God.
  • To become closer to God by contemplating His will in our life.
  • To build self-discipline and to become a better person.
To all my Moslem brothers, sisters and friends, I wish you a Wonderful and Blessfull Ramadhan.


mas kholiq said...


H. Nizam said...

Mas Kholiq,
Marhaban Ya Ramadhan, okay saya akan kesana.

colson said...

Wish you a Ramadhan which will be spiritually meaningful and enlightening, as well as a series of happy social and family happenings.

Link Tea said...

Marhaban ya ramadhan.. semoga kita dapat beribadah puasa dg penuh khusu dan ketaqwaan .. amin

Saung Web said...

Menyongsong bulan suci ini ..Maaf lahir dan batin sob.. n selamat berpuasa.. marhaban yaa ramadhan

tikno said...

Happy fasting, my friend.

Totomel said...

As-Salamu Alaykum.

i wish you a faithful and fruitful Ramadhan, my friend. may you include in your prayers peace among nations, and mutual respect for both Muslims and Christian alike.

H. Nizam said...

Thank you, let us hope that this year's Ramadhan will bring more happiness, peace and joy for all mankind.

@Link Tea,
Marhaban ya Ramadhan, semoga kita semua sukses dalam menjalankan ibadah puasa.

@Saung Web,
Mohon maaf lahir bathin dan selamat berpuasa.

Thank you for your greetings.

As-Salamu Alaykum.
Yes I will surely pray for all the good things in life for everyone in this world. Thanks.

Marcia Silva said...

I am not Muslim but have a blessed Ramadhan!

H. Nizam said...

Marcia Sylvia,
Thank you very much for your kind greeting.

Passionate Blogger said...

May Ramadhan bless you with more spiritual maturity, enlightenment and happiness. It's a wonderful month to gauge our own spiritual nature and understand our weaknesses.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Ismail(Passionate about blogging),
Yes Ramadhan is a wonderful month to gauge our own spiritual nature and understand our weaknesses.

bujju said...

Quite informative and interesting.

Edwin's Personal Blog said...

may we all have the spirit of ramadhan in our heart..

deasy said...

Marhaban ya Ramadhan, it's our aha momment trying to more better as a person.. it's the best momments and Thanks God Alhamdulillah!

Happy Ramadhan with u and ur family there:)

H. Nizam said...

I am glad you like my blog, thanks.

Yes, let us hope so.

Marhaban ya Ramadhan, let us hope this years fasting would be better than before.

aspemusik said...

mhn maaf lahir batin....slm musik

H. Nizam said...

Semoga puasa kita semua selalu berjalan dengan baik. Terima kasih.

pj said...

Ramadan Kareem Harry dan Eid Mubarak. Selamat berpuasa dan semoga waktu Lebaran yang baik.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

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mohon maaf kalo ada salah. :)

Yari NK said...

May Allah shower His blessings for all Muslims around the world in this Holy Ramadan including you, Harry. And I wish you and yours are always in the best shape in observing the holy month. :)

Yari NK said...

LOL. A serious grammatical mistake. It should be "May Allah shower all the Muslims around the world with His blessings". :D

H. Nizam said...

Terima kasih, semoga puasa tahun
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Terima kasih, saya akan mengunjungi lagi blog anda.

Thank you very much. I'll also pray that God would bless you and your loved ones.

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Genuine Breath said...

Ramadan Mubarak.

May your fasting and prayers be accepted.


H. Nizam said...

Genuine Breath,
Thank you for your greetings.
I hope that your fasting and prayers would be accepted too.