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I continued my soul search. I really wanted to find something for my soul, for my heart, to be satisfied with my religion. I was looking into different religions, to try something, to find something which is very close to me, to my heart, and to my soul.
The responsibility falls upon the existing Muslim community to lend a helping hand to new Muslims, who are making a huge transition into their lives for the better.
Muslims emerge from Ramadan with a renewed spirit and refocused sense of purpose.
When the Quran is being recited and/or explained, do you want to immediately quell all other noises, distractions, and activities to listen in, attentively and keenly? Or do you start feeling panicked and cornered, or bored, frantically wanting to change the topic...
I stopped working in the clubs that I was photographing in. and so I had to find something different, a different area. And when I started to wear the Hijab, I noticed some changes.
One reason my first Ramadan was so special was that I never broke my fast alone, and I was only at home for iftar twice. Every other night we were either invited somewhere (or I tagged along), or else we went to the masjid, where always at least a few sisters were breaking their fast.
Well Ramadan, whenever it falls during the year, it's like a spring-cleaning of our hearts and our lives. We’re dusting away all of the rubbish, all of the cobwebs that have clung to our hearts during the past year, we’re brushing them away.
The chief objective of fasting in Islam is to develop God-consciousness, leading to the blossoming forth of goodness and virtue in life because the kind of self-restraint learnt from fasting is capable of strengthening the will to lead a better and purer life in this world, which in turn will lead to an eternal life of happiness in the next.
One of the best things that happened during my first Ramadan was that I got married. I was then able to eat sahur with my husband, pray, and break the fast with him. It brought me a great sense of peace and contentment.
I started to fast in Ramadan even though I wasn’t a Muslim and I found it very pleasing in many ways, quite challenging in others, but very pleasing. I enjoyed the fast, I enjoyed especially the few moments before the Adhan of Al-Maghrib (sunset prayer).