Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Ummah Fasting

The doors of Hell are closed and the doors of Paradise are open. Allah (swt)'s Mercy, Blessings, Forgiveness and much more descends to this Ummah in glorious and gracious amounts that are uncountable.


Shaitan the rejected one is chained up in the depths of Hell, so our hearts and souls are free for this month. It is in this month that we can become closer to our Creator in every possible way. Every organ, cell, element, and atom in our selves should be closer to Allah (swt) in this very special month because we fast/sacrifice only for Him. Oh how blessed are these days, that every supplication, recitation, worship and all good deeds are multiplied in rewards so bountiful that only Allah(swt) knows how much He is bestowing upon us.


As the whole Ummah around this world recites, repents, prays, worships and supplicates to Allah (swt) in this month, at once, let us pray for each other and remember each other in our prayers for many, many, many prayers are accepted on these blessed days of Ramadhan.


May Allah (swt) increase our Iman, May He (swt) have Mercy on every Muslim (alive or dead), May He (swt) forgive our sins major and minor (done knowingly/unknowingly) and May He (swt) save us all from the fitnahs of shaitan, dajjal and May He (swt) save us all from the punishments of the grave and the Hell fire.

Ameen.


A Palestinian woman reads the Koran in front of Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan early September 27, 2006. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (ISRAEL)

A Somali Muslim woman prays at her makeshift hut in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, on Somalia's fifth day of the holy month of Ramadan. Hargeisa is the capital of the breakaway republic of Somaliland, which set up its own administration after Somalia descended into anarchy in the early 1990s. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

A street vendor prepares sweets for breaking fast during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi September 27, 2006. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN)
Survivors of last year's earthquake offer prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Balakot, 180 km (112 miles) from Islamabad September 27, 2006. REUTERS/Ibrar Tanoli (PAKISTAN)
n this Sept. 19, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, a detainee stands at a fence holding Islamic prayer beads at Camp Delta prison, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Nearly all the alleged al-Qaida and Taliban members held at the detention center in Cuba are now observing the holy month of Ramadan, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. Meals are offered before dawn and after sunset to accommodate their fasting during daylight hours. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

A girl prays during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Amman September 24, 2006. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
A Palestinian girl reads the Koran during a class at the Koran house (Dar Al-Koran), in Ali-Bakaa mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron, on the second day of the holiest month of Ramadan September 24, 2006. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK)

Pakistani Muslims perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih', the night before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. During Ramadan observant Muslims refrain during daylight hours from eating, drinking and smoking. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

A Palestinian reads the Koran during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at Nebi Musa mosque near Jericho September 25, 2006. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (WEST BANK)

A Egyptian Muslim man rests at Al-Azhar mosque, during Islam's first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Cairo, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
An Egyptian Muslim man prays at Al-Azhar mosque, during the first day of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in Cairo, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Muslim men break their fast at sunset in Kuwait on the second day of the holy month of Ramadan September 24, 2006. Kuwait's Beit al Zakat (House of Alms) provides meals for fasting Muslims and distributes them to mosques around the country where people enjoy a meal of rice, meat, and salad along with dates and a dessert of fruit. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee (KUWAIT)
Young women covered in traditional Muslim dress walk home from school in Hargeisa, Somalia, Monday, Sept. 25, 2006 on the third day of the holy month of Ramadan. Hargeisa is the capital of the breakaway republic of Somaliland, which has seen peace and stability since parting ways with Somalia 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Egyptians pray the 'taraweeh' (traditional for Ramadan) outside a mosque in the Al Munira area in Cairo, Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Muslims pray during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan on a road in Srinagar September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)

A vendor prepares food among the debris of the October 8, 2005 earthquake in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir , September 26, 2006. The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan began in sombre mood in northern Pakistan on Monday, nearly a year after an earthquake struck the mountainous region, killing 73,000 people. REUTERS/Amiruddin Mughal (PAKISTAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)

Indonesian Muslims read a giant Koran, while waiting to break their fast during Ramadan, in an Islamic boarding school in the outskirts of Jakarta September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Dadang Tri (INDONESIA)
An Indonesian Muslim youth reads a giant Koran, while waiting to break his fast during Ramadan, in an Islamic boarding school in the outskirts of Jakarta September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Dadang Tri (INDONESIA)

A Palestinian reads the Koran during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Qalandiya refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah September 26, 2006. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (WEST BANK)

A Palestinian reads the Koran during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Qalandiya refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah September 26, 2006. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (WEST BANK)

Syrians buy sweets in downtown Damascus on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. Sweets are increasingly demanded during the Muslims' holy month of Ramadan where Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo / Bassem Tellawi).

Palestinians shop in the market of the West Bank city of Hebron, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, September 26, 2006. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK)

A Palestinian reads the Koran at Deir Qadis mosque during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan near Ramallah September 26, 2006. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (WEST BANK)

A Palestinian Muslim reads from the Quran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in a mosque in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, where observants fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

A Palestinian Muslim leaves the Mosque after prayers during Ramadan in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating Ramadan, with observants fasting from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Muslims break their fast at a roadside during the Holy month of Ramadan, in Karachi September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN)

Pakistani Muslims wait to break their fast at sunset in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept 26, 2006. Muslims observe Ramadan, a holy fasting month of Islamic calendar when they fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Shaklil Adil)

Palestinians shop in the market of the West Bank city of Hebron, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, September 26, 2006. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK)

Illuminated Jama Masjid (mosque) is seen during the Holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi September 26, 2006. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA)

An Afghan street sweeper works the last hours of the day during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan , Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. Muslims around the world refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset during the all holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A Palestinian Muslim prays during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in a mosque in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating Ramadan, with observants fasting from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


Pakistani Muslims pray during the fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Zahid Hussein (PAKISTAN)

Muslims eat their Iftar (fast-breaking) meal on the first day of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi September 25, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA)

A Muslim boy recites a prayer beside his Iftar meal before breaking fast on the first day of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi September 25, 2006. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA)
Allah Din (L), a survivor of the October 8 earthquake, eats an Iftar (fast-breaking) meal with his family outside his tent on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the earthquake-devastated city of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, September 25, 2006.The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan began in sombre mood in northern Pakistan on Monday, nearly a year after an earthquake struck the mountainous region, killing 73,000 people. REUTERS/Amiruddin Mughal (PAKISTAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)

A Pakistani vendor arranges caps at his stall on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad September 25, 2006. Muslims around the world refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood(PAKISTAN)

Islamic students arrange free food to be distributed among worshippers for breaking fast on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi September 25, 2006. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN)

inside Kashmir 's Grand Mosque in Srinagar September 25, A Kashmiri woman reads the Koran on the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan2006. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)

Workers prepare sweets for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a shop in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, September 25, 2006. REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish (IRAQ)

REFILE - CORRECTING NOUN A vendor displays prayer beads during the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad September 25, 2006. Muslims around the world refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN)

Bangladeshi Muslims buy food from a market to break their fast during Ramadan, in Dhaka September 25, 2006. Muslims around the world refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman (BANGLADESH)

4 comments:

Sofia said...

Wow...lots of pictures here...very nice...the silhouette of the girls making dua is very nice..

sumaiya said...

I enjoy looking at Ramadhan/Eid images, well I just like looking at images in general. You know how they say, a picture says 1000 words...something like that.

Zainab said...

Mashaallah Jazakillah for taking the time and sharing with us.I like the one with the Egyptian prayin' n the one with the Palestinian muslim readin' Qur'aan in a mosque in the West Bank town of Ramallah. I think it's cuz of the window n light thing LOL.slmz.

sumaiya said...

they're just so interesting...SubhanAllah