Ramadan: Preparing to Accept This Blessed Gift
[Editor's Note: Ramadan Mubarak! The month of fasting for the Muslim faithful began on Monday night. Along with people around the world, BlogHer Sabrina Enayatulla takes part in the practice of fasting from before sunrise to sundown and reflects on what the holy month means to her at Slice of Lemon. --Grace]
Each year I feel like time has flown and woop! there’s Ramadan again! But this year it feels like a lifetime has passed since the last time we were graced with this holy month. Much has changed in a year, which has forced me to reflect a lot on the relationship I have with God and the one I want to have with Him.
Offering your mind and body to your Creator for this month is seldom an easy task. Muslims all over the world will work during the day and into the darkest hours of the night to form an intense spiritual connection with God through acts of worship that are rewarded in ways so supreme that God Himself has kept some of the rewards of Ramadan hidden from humanity until the day He has promised we will be made to stand before Him.
It is equal parts terrifying and magnificent.