Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ramadhan is Coming

According to the Public Calendar, the holy month of Ramadhan will start on Monday, 1st of August 2011.

This means that four days from now, Moslems in Indonesia and other parts of the world will start Fasting, therefore no eating, drinking, thinking, saying and doing bad things from dawn to dusk for 30 (thirty) days.

For me and my big family, this year's Ramadhan would be different from previous years, because we will not be having it with my father who passed away on 11 April.

In the past, I have never been a religiously devoted person, but this year I want to make efforts to be one, at least to be a better person than I used to be. Due to which fact there might be some changes in this blog.

To each and every one of you who will be Fasting on the Holy month of Ramadhan I would like to wish you all a happy Fasting.

24 comments:

Furree Katt said...

i hope you and your family have a wonderful Ramadhan!

Wisata Murah said...

marhaban ya ramadhan. andai ada kilaf dalam komentar di blog sobat.jelang ramadhan ini ane mhn di maafkan sob. salam

Fahrizi Noer Fajar Azman said...

marhaban ya ramdhan... maafkan saya ya kalau ada kesalahan... :)

Umihoney said...

"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]

"Allah is with those who restrain themselves."

~ [Quran 16: 128]
Assalamualaikum Harry
Alhamdulillah we are able to welcome Rmadhan AlMubaraq again and hope we are given the strength and the istiqamah to do the ibadah.

My sincere condolence on the passing of your father. I didn't know.AlFatihah.

Have a blessed and baraqah Ramadhan Harry with your loved ones.

Umi

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

i'm still confuse about the date of 1st Ramadhan.because somesay it starts on 31 july. so, it starts 1 August.

I want to make efforts to fill the Ramadhan with tadarus as much as i can read..also, going to taraweh in mosque

Multibrand said...

@Furree Katt,
Thank you, I hope that you and and your family in Pakistan would also have a great Ramadhan.

@Wisata Murah,
Mari kita saling memaafkan kalau2 ada salah perkataan diantara kita.

@Fahrizi,
Mari kita saling memaafkan.

@Umihoney,
Thank you for quoting Al Qur'an verses Umi, I really need them, I can learn a lot from you.
Let us hope that we would all have a great Ramadhan.

@Meuthia,
I prefer to follow the official version i.e. 1 July, which also followed by most Muslims in Indonesia.

attayaya-air said...

mohon maaf lahir bathin
semoga puasa tahun ini lebih berkah daripada sebelum-sebelumnya

Multibrand said...

@Attayaya-Air,
Mohon maaf lahir bathin semoga puasa kita lebih sempurna tahun ini,

colson said...

Though an outsider myself, I wholeheartedly copy-paste Furree Katt's words:

"i hope you and your family have a wonderful Ramadhan!"

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

saya ga sabar nunggu lebaran :9

Deeahzone said...

Ramadhan is comin..Marhaban ya Ramadhan,, Happy Ramadhan Kareem Harry Nizam!

TokoJualSepatu said...

marhaban ya ramadhan. semoga produktivitas kita semakin meningkat di bulan suci

the fast store said...

asik ramadhan lagi :D

bertempur kembali

sebenernya sih, puasa sunah terus :p

Multibrand said...

@Colson,
Thanks a lot.

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Semoga Ramadhan tahun ini membawa berkah bagi kita semua.

@Deeahzone,
Mohon maaf lahir batin, Deasy.

@TokoJualSepatu,
Semoga doa kita semua terkabulkan.

@The Fast Store,
Semoga ibadah kita selama Ramadan dapat diterima.

triesti said...

selamat puasa.. mohon maaf lahir dan batin

smp 3 lembang said...

Yes Ramadhan is coming May Allah Bless Us, Happy Ramadhan Sir

Multibrand said...

@Triesti,
Terima kasih, semoga Ramadan tahun ini dapat memberi berkah bagi kita semua.

@Smp3Lembang,
Marhaban ya ramadhan my friend.

Bear Wife said...

Hi Harry

Selamat Berpuasa.

What changes in your blog are you talking about ?

Multibrand said...

@Bear Wife,
Terima kasih atas ucapan selamatnya.
Re: changes
I think that most of my posts tends to expose bad things that happen in Indonesia.
I will keep on criticizing but in a softer way, at least during Ramadhan.

Bear Wife said...

Hi Harry,

I think most of us feel this way Harry. Who in his right mind wants to "expose" and "criticise" his own country ?

Everyone wants to feel proud of their nation like the people in Japan and Finland do.

But I think if you didn't "expose" these stories, people would have read them on the web anyway. With globalisation , travel and Wikileaks, people are more informed om the news in other countries than what we like to think.

E.g China tries to hide growing internal dissent within its borders, even to the extent of banning Facebook . However, the international community is still aware of the rising discontent.
How is this possible ? How long can China hide anyway ?

I feel that at most times criticism is viewed in a negative light.

Majority of the people are (reasonable) creatures and would not criticise unnecessarily unless they feel that someone's actions have gone overboard.

Criticism shows how much we care.
I know my parents wouldn't go criticising other people's children. Why should they ?

I also strongly believe that as taxpayers , the people in power are answerable to us, hence criticisms from the people are to be taken seriously. After all we are the paymasters.

Imagine if a business entreprise were to ignore complaints from its clientele? It'll probably be closing shop in no time.

Of course, it wouldn't hurt if we were to share good news on our blogs once in a while.

Really hope you don't feel "bad" about your posts and criticsms.

Only people who are silent on the
transgressions of their fellow countrymen are the very ones who don't really care about their country.

Having said that, I respect your stance in toning down during the holy month of Ramadan. Politics is evil and it is good to refocus our hearts elsewhere once in a while.

God bless.

Multibrand said...

@Bear Wife,

First of all I would like to say thanks a lot for contentiously supporting me with your very interesting and to-the-point comments.
It really means a lot to me.

Please be advised that I fully agree that criticizing the way my country is run in not wrong. Our constitution guaranteed said right.

What I meant by change, is that I would change posts on this blog from just focusing on the bad sides, into more balanced with good things about my country.

sologake said...

The holy month of Ramadan,
For all Muslims has begun.
Praising Allah through the day,
From dawn to dusk we fast and pray.
We pay zakah (charity) for those in need,
Trying hard to do good deeds.
Wishing you wonderful Ramadan.
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kuntsh said...

I just want to say Ramzan is one of the awesome month in the whole year a different type of happiness which i fell and i cant represent him in my words ...
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H. Nizam said...

@Sologake,
Let us hope that we will all be fasting again in the next Ramadhan.

@Kuntsh,
Ramadhan is a very special month for us Muslims. Thank you for your comment.