Ramadhan Plan 2017

Time and times again, I have made elaborate plans for Ramadhan in the hopes that I would be led spiritually.

So here I am, soon be celebrating 5 years as a convert to Islam and my 8th Ramadhan since I first attempted the practice in 2009. … Continue reading Ramadhan Plan 2017

My Ramadhan Prep Doesn’t Include Food Training

There is no doubt that Ramadhan is physically demanding. During 30 days, believers are requested to abstain from dawn until sunset from food, water, smoke, sex, anger and cursing. However, God is Merciful and this is why the Qu’ran has special injunctions for those physically susceptible such as children, women on their menses, pregnant women, the old, the ill and the travelers. In previous years, my preparation for this holy month included meal planning, purchasing kitchen appliances (God bless the slow cooker) and reducing my daily food and water intake. My stomach, not my soul, always felt ready to take … Continue reading My Ramadhan Prep Doesn’t Include Food Training