All societies have a bunch of bulls*** values and concepts that are blindly passed on from generation to generation.
The holy month of Ramadan is a holy month that society has swallowed and chewed it out back alive. Ramadan has become synonymous with festivities, lights, food, tv shows, late nights, hookah, cards, hang outs, vimto, binge eating, samosa, board games and apricot puree.
We have taken something sacred, pure and holy and turned it into Islamic Vegas. The only difference is that nothing stays there. It’s all shared on social media for all to see #Ramadan #Ramadannights
Now don’t get me wrong. There are good folks out there who make the most out of this sacred and beautiful month. And this is no way removing me from the equation too.
The problem is that it has been ingrained so deep into society that it’s almost impossible to not have to adapt to it. Unless of course you’re surrounded by complete religious monk like people, then yeah Ramadan is a whole different picture. But I’m talking big picture here.
I’m talking media, the restaurants, the invites, the get togethers till the crack of dawn, the board games. I’m talking mainstream and not secret society Ramadan which is what it’s supposed to be all about.
I’d say the most important thing about this month in 2018 and onwards would be self awareness, acceptance and doing the best you can.
Ending this one with a cheesy quote, ” Where there’s a will, there’s a way ”
I love this month 🙂
God bless and happy fasting ( For those of you partaking, and if you aren’t. Give it a try )