Welcome Ramadan

Greetings of Ramadan to all of my brothers and sisters around the world who embrace the muslim tradition!  Regardless of when, where, how, why or even if we observe the fast ~ we remain one ummah, one “nation”, one humanity seeking whatever means we can to better understand ourselves, our individual purposes and each other.   Let us take this time to joyfully keep doing that, with support and respect of each other’s unique journeys.

Ramadan is a very special time of worship, self-reflection and charity, but it is not unique to the muslim path.    Almost all spiritual traditions have some form of “fasting” as a part of their prescription for attaining a deeper sense of spiritual awareness through self-restraint, gratitude, empathy and charity.

The Qur’an says, “Oh you who believe!  Fasting has been prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so you may learn higher consciousness.”

This year, Ramadan arrives just as we wave farewell to Lent/Easter and Passover. . .The wheels of spiritual tradition and growth spinning ever onward for as all!

In many parts of the world, lanterns, the crescent moon and stars have become symbols of Ramadan, each bringing a light of hope and guidance to a world which often seems dim or dark.   Above are some pictures of a few Ramadan decorations made by my daughters.

Ramadan Mubarak!

– davie

10 Comments on “Welcome Ramadan

  1. Masha Allah, talented girls they are lovely decorations lovely and sunny at your end as well ,bit chilly here today. wishing you ask all Ramadan Mubarak.

  2. Ramadhan Mubarak Dawud, it’s amazing to think how Allah has allowed us to reach yet another Ramadhan. Another opportunity to get closer to Allah and our loved ones. It is truly a blessed time. Commenting from London, Salam Alaikum.

  3. Ramadan mubarak to you and your family, dear brother! I pray this month brings you calm and serenity. Beautiful lantern decorations made by your little ones. I feel a little mentally unprepared for Ramadan this year as if it has crept up on me without warning at a time when a fog descends on my days. Praying for a brighter mood and inner peace. I hope I see you on this side of the pond sometime in the near future. Peace always – Zahra

  4. As salamu alaikum wr wb! Ramadan Mubarak! May this Ramadan bring you and your family the best of Allah’s blessings and mercy. Ameen.

  5. Noticed the other day you got a new section coming to your website. Chords and lyrics to your songs ,can’t wait for that one to be uploaded. That will keep me going for the next year or two , jamming away with all your songs. Thanks ,waiting patiently ☺. I’ll be singing a few of yours over the weekend at Markfield entertaining some young uns Incha Allah.

  6. Yes indeed! Lyrics and chords are being compiled to be gradually uploaded as individual PDF files. How delightful that you were singing this past weekend in Markfield! Hoping it was a beautiful time and that everybody sang along. Abraham jam and I were at the LEAF Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. It was literally a mud bath ~ thanks to all the rain. But the shows went on and though everybody was soggy, everybody was smiling. My highlight of the festival was hearing fellow Canadians Kobo Town perform and having the chance to hang with them like a true fan!

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