Tuesday, July 9, 2013

You might not see it...

... but to us this is already beautiful.


Our new home site has been cleared of brush. We are already envisioning how our new home will look. We have met with the builder and finalized the plans.


Beautiful already!

As of sunset this evening, the holy month of Ramadan has begun. A month of fasting and prayer, full of blessings of all sorts. Tomorrow morning we will be up before sunrise to have our Sehar, or breakfast. Then no food or drink until sunset, when we break our fast at Iftaar. There will hopefully be more visits to the mosque than during a typical month; we often share Iftaar as a community. And this will continue for a whole month (29 or 30 days, based on the lunar calendar). At the end of the month we will celebrate Eid, which is typically a day that starts with another prayer service, and the day is full of festivities, and of course, lots of food! And we pray that the self control and charity that we practice during the month will continue to manifest itself throughout the rest of the year. To make us better Muslims.

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