Happy Ramadan!

Tonight, we gather in the dining hall
One last meal till the journey
We turn our hearts to the Divine Call
Knowing the time has come to bid farewell to old “you”

All quarrels and disputes must be put to rest
For the Sacred Month of Learning has come
Close the doors to envy, hate, and violence
Return to the spirit of transcendence

Timeless verses and beautiful teachings
Are Flowers of the Qur’an
Send the profane back to nonexistence
And emerge as a Mirror of His Word

In the morning, how empty your stomach was
But how filled your heart was with remembrance
Our bodies starve, but the Soul blooms like the Garden
Newly filled with the fruits of wisdom and patience

And upon sunset, the hour of the feast arrives
I must speak inwardly: O’ self, what have you learned from fasting?
Ramadan is a mercy to you – shine with its Beauty
And Be the Light of your Being

What purpose does starvation serve
when old habits cease to persist?
How can you sit under the same tree?
It withers in time, journey onward my friend

Facing East, I recite the Eternal verses:
“O’ Lord, increase me in knowledge” (20:114)
And the Holy Scripture responds:
“God advances guidance in those who seek guidance” (19:76)

God of Mercy and Love:
Thank You for Your Message
For this Blessed month, for this Gift of Life
Thank You for everything

Happy Ramadan to all
with Love and Peace

~ Broken Mystic ~

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7 Comments

  1. Abdul Rahim said,

    September 2, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Masha Allah, beautiful thoughts on the advent of Ramadan.
    May Almighty Allah grant us Tawfiq to make the most of this month. Ameen.

  2. brokenmystic said,

    September 2, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Thank you Abdul Rahim :) Ramadan Kareem to you as well!

  3. pari jan said,

    September 2, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Lovely words – Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family.

  4. pink said,

    September 5, 2008 at 12:49 am

    did u draw the image used in this post?

  5. brokenmystic said,

    September 5, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Pari Jaan — Thank you! Great to hear from you again! Ramadan Mubarak to you as well :)

    Pink — No, lol. This is an image I found online and I just edited it by adding the “Ramadan Mubarak” text. The art is not mine!

  6. Maj'ness said,

    September 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Beutiful poem, heart warming, May Allah accept your fasting and devotions in this Blessed Month. Ameen.

    Bro Maj

  7. brokenmystic said,

    September 9, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Thank you, Maj’ness :) May Allah bless you as well. Have a beautiful Ramadan!


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