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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"The one about the Holy Month that has come..."

Every year Muslims look forward to one particular month in which they swap books of their trade, in lieu for books of their religion. Yes, Ramadhan has arrived once again; providing a solemn opportunity for us to disband ignorant acts of sin and emancipate our clasp from all that is sinful.

[ Picture courtesy of Hamed Saber@Flickr ]

For most of us, Ramadhan brings forth the circumstance to cleanse our minds, body and spirit and contemplate upon acts that brings us closer to God. It is infallible truth that we discover more about ourselves, the more we discover about our Creator. In the coming month mosques and religious ceremonies would be brimming with inspired advocates, enthusiastic attendees aroused upon the notion of the holy month - but in its entirety, how many of us would truly profit the sanctification which Ramadhan offers?

Ramadhan is a conciliation of deeds and an alleviation of goodness. Its coming reminisces us of how much we can achieve towards the affirmation of Jannah, and its passing gives us an inkling of a life bent resolutely towards seeking God's grace in both here and the Hereafter. If Ramadhan harbors any connotation we could conceive at all; I personally feel that it is a testament of God's deepest love of humanity - for He gave us a month in which all sins are forgiven, and all deeds augmented. It is a month in which He gives us the Lailatul-Qadr; a night of decree, a night of predestination, a night where merits are so bountiful everyone yearns for it. It is a month where He rewards us for the smallest of gestures, and inspire us for greater causes. It is a month where sinners become righteous, and the righteous become pious apostles.

For one that has realized a lifetime of sin and only a handful of righteous deeds, I am thankful to God for the opportunity to experience Ramadhan again. Thankful for the contingency of cleansing myself off tainted acts and the fortune of gaining God's grace. InsyaAllah, this Ramadhan opens forth new chapters and instill new foundations; my prayers are for everyone to benefit tremendously of its coming.

Di kesempatan ini, saya ingin mengucapkan Ramadhan al-Mubarak pada semua, dan selamat berpuasa. Semoga kedatangan Ramadhan membawa seribu pengertian serta keinsafan pada kita, dan menjadi perangsang untuk menjadi sebaik-baik hambaNya. Mohon maaf atas segala salah silap, terkasar tutur kata sepanjang kalimah penulisan blog ini.

In the spirit of it all - Salam Ramadhan al-Mubarak everyone.

-JeP

P.S : This year there appears to be misconceptions of when the 1st of Ramadhan is. The ICV (Islamic Council of Victoria) announces it to be this Thursday, but there are some other religious entities whom perceives today (Wednesday) as being the first day of fasting. Luckily an enlightened few, after consoling various Ustaz's concluded that we follow the local Islamic govern. Jadi puasa start esok je la!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Salam Ramadhan to you Jep! Im sure there will always be invites for sungkai at peoples houses as per the norm overseas kan? Pesanan penting: jgn makan banyak2 nanti Fifah tak kenal when she picks you up at the airport.. muahaha

Makteh et al...

Anonymous said...

Salam Jep, selamat menyambut Ramadhan. :)

-azfar-

PakTam said...

Salaam Jep,

Selamat Berpuasa! Kitorang kat sini mula puasa on 11.08.2010 (buka @ 8:32pm!). Kat sana 1 Ramadhan bila?

~PakTam~

JeP said...

Makteh : Hahaha this year I'll probably spend more time berbuka with the local Arabs at the uni's surau. Maybe on weekends je sungkai kat invited houses kot! But one thing's for sure - maaaaakan je la! :D

Azfar : Thanks bos! Salam ramadhan to you as well. How're preparations for this year end? ;p

PakTam : Selamat berpuasa PakTam! We all start puasa esk (12th) but since I'm coming home for Raya, I'll be celebrating Eids earlier hehehe...it's always challenging puasa in Europe since it's summer there; we're more subtle here. Weather's cold and wet, and we berbuka around 5.40pm! :D

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum,

Jep: Selamat Berpuasa.Puasa time winter tak challenging la sebab sungkai awal!

Hr ni budak2 banci penduduk tu datang. I didn't record u n Fifah as living in SP, so I hope both of u will be included elsewhere (where? Fifah boleh masuk senarai Hj. Ijap kat KK)Kalau tak, the statistics this year will be 2 person short..he..he

Sha : Pergila WhiteHart Street, tgk Totenham tengah main dengan Man City! Nasibla badan berbuka pukul 8.32mlm. Kira markahpun lebih ke?