Ramadan Mubarak!

Today marks the first eve of the first day of Ramadan, which is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar. In this month Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset. I blogged about Ramadan last year, you can read more about fasting and Ramadan here.

I want to begin by explaining a bit more about Ramadan. Not eating and drinking is really only half of what constitutes a fast. At a much deeper level fasting is about your relationship with the Almighty. It is about reflection, righteousness, spirituality and submission. This month is also a month of mercy and blessings so why waste it doing trivial and unnecessary things. Which is why I won’t be blogging that much this Ramadan!

Apart from this, one thing I find that I spend too much time doing is messing about on social media. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram plus add time checking emails and surfing the internet, I definitely waste a lot of time. This is a battle I’m sure many people have but I will try very hard to limit my use of social media. Let’s see how it goes. There must be an app surely? If anybody knows of an app that can put an alarm on or something like that, let me know!

In the meantime enjoy Ramadan and the blessings it brings with it. Happy Ramadan to everyone whether you are fasting or not 🙂

How Social Media Has Made Muslim-Bashing Completely Acceptable

I find it incredible that Islam and Muslims are interrogated and harassed on a daily basis over social media. It just doesn’t happen to people of other faiths. There are people who have Twitter accounts for the main purpose of vilifying and insulting Islam. There are hundreds whose profiles reflect this. Hiding behind the lines ‘British and proud’ or ‘English and proud’, people are happy to espouse muslim hatred.

Read the whole article on HuffingtonPost.com