“In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful”

by | Aug 22, 2009 | 12 comments

The Calligraphy says; Bismillahi ar-Rahmani ar-Rahimi بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Bismillah

..which means, “In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful”

Hi friends, this is the holy month of Ramadan.(from 22nd Aug to 20th Sep)

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast.

During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking.

Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits — essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for “fasting” (sawm) literally means “to refrain” – and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words.

During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast.

Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total commitment of the person’s body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one’s self on the worship of God.

Ramadan Kareem (Ramadan is generous)

Ramadan Mubarak (Have a blessed month of ramadan) to all of us.

12 Comments

  1. June

    I am grateful to you for enlightening me about Ramadan. Thank you.

    Reply
    • WildBlack

      Thank you June. I’m so happy that I did pass this good message or info to some one who really appreciates knowledge. 🙂

      Reply
  2. burstmode

    God is merciful…and that is a beautiful photo.

    Reply
    • WildBlack

      Thank you Burstmode. ‘God is merciful’

      Reply
  3. chloe

    i like this strong b&w photo, it’s stunning

    Reply
    • WildBlack

      Thanks buddy! I think crystals in B&W are stunning, as the light pass through them, the picture gives us a special dimension to look at. 🙂

      Reply
  4. Beyond Bluestockings

    Nivin, we are poles apart in belief, but I’m sure all will agree your image is very striking, the B & W is perfect, and the idea of the gem is very creative.

    Reply
    • WildBlack

      Thanks Jo! Yea, I know, but in the end its all the same, showing us the right path to live life, help others and avoid hatred & evil!
      God is always ‘GOOD’! no matter how different the beliefs are! 🙂

      Reply
  5. Henry G L

    Ramadan Karrem buddy! Quite a good creativity, especially the B&W effect.

    GOD is GOOD & Perfectly personalized for every human being in the whole world (one of the most wonderful & best creation from him)

    Reply
  6. Annette

    I had heard that Ramadan was beginning and was going to google more about it – thank you for the concise info. =) Love the photo. The script is beautiful.

    Reply

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