Hairat hoti hai Karachi walon key sabr aur bardasht par,
Itna kuch sehtay hain, itney zulm jhailtey hain,
Lekin phir bhi, har subah phir jaag uthtey hain,
Ik nai umeed sey, ik nai justaju sey.
Tou phir maan lo, in key dilon meh jo aag jalti hai,
Iss ko bujhana na mumkin hai.
Aren’t you surprised at the patience and tolerance of the people of Karachi?
They endure so much cruelty, withstand injustice.
And yet, every morning, they rise again,
With a new hope, with a new quest.
And you have to admit, the fire that burns in their hearts,
Can not be extinguished.
Okay so we’re halfway through Ramadan. Whew! Time fly’s so fast in this month. anyhow, sorry for being totally MIA, my internet wasn’t working.
During Ramadan, I find this inner peace that’s impossible to find during the busy days of the rest of the year. There is something relaxing about keeping a fast during which you not only abstain from eating but all sinful acts too. After Fajr prayers (Dawn) I have a habit of reciting Quran. And must I tell you, it’s so relaxing. It’s that time of the day when all the world outside is coming to life, the birds are chirping while the rest of the world sleeps. In that time, while reciting Quran I feel strangely connected to God. I feel the same connection while praying to God on the nights of Ibadat (praying to God.) It’s in those moments that I feel the most sincere while I beg for forgiveness. I treasure these kind of moments.
So you see there is thing about Ramadan, you not only fast from dawn to sunset, you learn to have patience, and the importance of helping the poor. But most of all you learn to thank God for every little thing you have. When you have spent the entire day with an empty stomach and everything seems delicious to you, you thank God that he made you this fortunate that you have so much to eat. All those things that you hate to eat are all blessings for which you forgot to thank God. Along with this you also get an insight to the lives of all those people who go days without eating anything because they can’t afford it. But nevertheless we can never know exactly how much those people suffer through everyday.
Ramadan is a very blessed month for all of us. I love Ramadan and the feeling that comes with it. But I can not deny how much I am waiting for Eid. (The three days of celebration at the end of Ramadan.) It’s my favourite time of the year. Until then it’s all busy.