The Sweetness of Ramadan

I’ve had non-Muslims ask me before why is it Muslims get so excited when Ramadan comes around. Why we all seem so happy even though in Ramadan we have to fast all day and pray all night, and still go to work the next day. There’s really no way to describe “that feeling” unless you’ve felt it. There is a strange sweetness that tastes like nothing else. It’s not a temporary pleasure like what you feel when you bite into a cheeseburger or drink some cold ice tea on a hot day. It’s a smooth and stable tranquility that starts in the heart and spreads into every cell in the body causing you to feel like there is nothing, no one in the world except for you and your Creator. Causing you to feel Peace. You hunger, you thirst, you are exhausted, and there is absolutely nothing any human being can do to fix it. Only He can save you. All is temporary, all is fleeting. Only His love can permanently satiate.

{All that is on Earth will perish. But will abide forever the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty and Glory} (Quran, Surat Ar-Rahman, Aya 26)

كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ﴿٢٦﴾ وَيَبْقَىٰ وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ ﴿٢٧

Ibtihal (a form of Islamic supplication) by Sh.al-Naqshabandi

~ by youngmuslimworld on August 3, 2011.

One Response to “The Sweetness of Ramadan”

  1. nice reflections on the beauty of the month of Ramadan!

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