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Exhbit A takes on the holy month of Ramadan

Submitted:Sep 21, 2008    Reads: 148    Comments: 9    Likes: 3   

A great thing about Ramadan is, as the month grows older, the more religiously inclined and intact people become, and as the month approaches its end, we find ourselves in the last third of the month; and you can clearly tell that people all over are increasingly becoming more worshiping.

Ramadan is divided into a set of 3-10 days each, the first being the days of mercy; the second, days of forgiveness; and the third and last (can be 10 or 9 depending on the lunar moon) are the most blessed and generous, these are -a free pass out of hell- days; and among these last of days we have one oh-so special day -Laylt ElQadr-, it is the day when the Qur'an was revealed, that single day is said to be better than a thousand months collectively

This is why it makes sense that as the days pass, you only get better; take exhibit A; starts the month out, getting dizzy the first day for doing such a hard thing as fasting, and upon Iftar call, plunges on food like a raving dog would do a piece of raw meat...then A (for short) starts slowly getting used to fasting, working and starts doing some basic worship; all whilst being bombarded with a gazillion new show on the devilvision.

Start of the second 10 days -the days of forgiveness- A is now more used to this rhythm of life, having Sehour (late late dinner), reading some Qu'ran, praying the Fagr (dawn), going to sleep, going to work, actually doing some work, coming back home, sleeping a bit, ah don't forget praying the Dohr (noon) and Asr (after noon) respectively in their allocated times as well, waking on Iftar, eating, eating some more (but not like the first 10 days), praying Maghrab (dusk), resting a bit for all the eating, praying Isha (evening), praying some more, getting back and sitting in front of the tele till 12 or so, and the loops starts again.....

Exhibit A has made it successfully through 20 Ramadan days, only 10 to go, with one great night among those 10 days. A does what he was doing in set 2, but with more reading of Qur'an, and more praying, now not only does he do extra praying after Isha, but also more praying at midnight, filling these gaps with more reading of Qur'an. All of this gives you much less time to waste on useless talk, actions, television, eating. Exhibit A was sincere in his efforts and thus was awarded the holy night of -Leylt ElQadr- which is known to only come on the odd days of the last 10 days of Ramadan, with no definite day set to it, this year said to be highly probable on the night of the 25th of this month.

To wrap it up, Ramadan is a month for people to feel the hunger of the poor, a month to cleanse the body of all the harmful ways of eating and activities, a month to be a better person, i know people who stopped smoking, drinking, drugs and sex because of Ramadan, an oppurtinuty to make amends with your creator, a rare chance to be more than just mere human, to be more.....to be one step closer to God


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