Friday, September 4, 2009

.....On My Mind

Peace y'all

It's 3:25p, and I just finished a couple of pics for the week. One I just finished was a pic I started a few months ago, maybe longer. I wasn't even looking for it, I just happened to pick up the Greyscale paper(one of my favorites) and opened the pad and there it was. I just went into it, and before I knew it I was finished! Now I'm working on another blue pic....Hmmm, could be something special, but you be the judge.





Anyway it's the 14th day of Ramadhan, and this has been a different experience for me, due to the fact this is the first time I have ever fasted in the summertime so extensively. Usually my fasting takes place in the winter and fall, due to the ease of those seasons along with shortness of times, but since Ramadhan is actually a month in the Islamic calendar, and the Hijri calendar is 10 to 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar we use here, the seasons shift, so this will go on for a few more years before Ramadhan will be in the spring again. The heat here in Texas will test you, but thank God I am dealing with it. Some people look at this as starving one's self, but that's how they fail to understand the spiritual connection to this, this is not just detoxing the body but the soul, giving you the chance to see what you could be about. The problem is that we live in a society that is bent on pleasing the flesh desires, and that poses a problem for the Muslim, seeing that the Muslim is supposed to abstain from unlawful things. Like the song says, it takes two to make a thing go right. In this case, the person has to be willing, and the society has to be conducive. If one is off kilter, problems will arise, especially for one who has not been raised in an Islamic environment, where vices remain although they may not indulge in them. But thank God for the Qur'an which guides the Muslim for letting us know in many verses of many of God's attributes of Forgiveness(Al-Ghafur, Al-Ghafar) Mercy(Ar-Raheem) Pardonment(Al-Afuww) along with others. This past week I met a young man at my job who did not know I was Muslim, but he found out I was fasting, while he wasn't, I did not scold or shunned him, for I understand. He is trying now, and I pray that he can complete his fast and make up for the other days. We all have some growing up to do, I am no exception.


Be back later....Take care y'all....Peace

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for removing all obstacles and allowing one to see into your soul ♥ peace & blessings my friend.

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  2. I like your art! I'll be following!

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  3. I enjoyed the video you put together! Well done. I'm definitely no videographer! :)
    I admire your commitment and dedication to what's important to you-- hope the fast is cleansing/enlightening. Stay well, my friend.

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