Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ramadhan In My Perception





What is Ramadhan to all of us here in Malaysia?

It's a mixed perception.

Some say this is the month where the Muslim don't eat and drink in the Public. Bazaar Ramadhan with many choices of food and local delicacies. This is the months where most hotel and eateries charge a sky-high buffet line price with feast ready to gobble once the time comes to break the fast. You can see many VIPs, VVIPs, Companies visited the orphanage and the poor with thoughts of giving back to the community but at the same time call the press and make sure get the name on the visible section possible to announce the deeds.

For the first time in my entire working experience, I am placed with the same office with a Muslim friend. I find that during Ramadhan time they can't stop talking about food throughout the day. For eg. what to cook for breakfast later and this food nice and that food nice. They would excitedly ask the same question to me too. Which I always abruptly, told them off to restrain themselves and be more focus in reflecting during this holy month. (I am very bad in being diplomatic during conversations)

Same goes in this era of technology where social media is the medium to announce on everything. You will see the most feed of your Muslim friends is all about food for breakfast (iftar) and suhur and Raya preparation. No harm to sharing the joy. However, to my point of view sharing the food photo is alright. No problem at all. It just, one needs to be mature enough to not share food excessively. Same goes with Raya preparation. You have to respect some who can't afford for even a simple preparation.

So what is Ramadhan to my Perceptions?


Ramadhan is a time for all Muslims to practice self-restraint between dawn and dusk from food, drink, and any form of immoral behaviour, including impure and unkind thoughts.
The basic 5 times prayers are a must and if permissible to visit the mosque and join the tarawih ( additional night prayer).

Iftar usually starts with a glass of juice and follow with prayer. I will eat my main meal which consists of one plate of a simple meal. That's all. As for Sahur (Suhur), I just drank a glass of powdered multi-grains drink and some plain water.

I never feel a lack of energy, tired or sleepy during Ramadhan with this practice. In fact, I feel a lot better throughout the month compare to the usual months.

Interestingly, Ramadhan starts with the moon-sighting and end with Eid Al Fitr with the moon-sighting too. Eid is a celebration for all Muslim who has experienced the whole months of self-restraint with everyone dress in new clothing and special baked cookies and goodies. This is the time people will visit the graves of your loved ones and people gather to enjoy the family meals and pray in the mosque.

Check out on my other post on how to cure the bad breath during Ramadhan. HERE

17 comments:

  1. interesting post that you shared here, shall let my friends to know too. Most of them not local so they didn't know of this, will be a good info for them too.

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  2. I agree with you.
    Ramadhan is the time for self-reflection and do good to people around you.
    But some friends always talk about food etc, which I will certainly walk away from.

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  3. Ramadhan is a time when you ponder about life essentially and how you respond to the stimuli around you. It is a great opportunity for self-introspection to let us know how grateful we are. :)

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  4. to be honest, I’m agreed with you and actually, your view are way more near to the true concept of Ramadhan. It’s a month of reflect, a month to be more in line with God, and it’s actually not all about food. I don’t mind with the food sharing either but it’s great if Muslims, especially, can only share after the breaking fast, not during the day. I avoid talking and posting about food too during the day as my way to respect Ramadhan and everyone that’s trying to fast. As in after breaking fast, I usually just drink and eat dates a bit then later after praying and all I’ll eat my meal, except when I’m breaking fast with family / big family. Anyway, such a great sharing of this!

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  5. Ramadan menguji bukan sahaja menahan lapar dan dahaga tapi juga keimanan kita dalam menghadapi kehidupan harian yang penuh dengan dugaan daripada melakukan perkara yang tidak baik... Serta banyakkan amalan...

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  6. Ruby sentiasa rindu Ramadan. Aidilfitri just part after kita Berpuasa. Macam celebration. Tp Ramadan ni sayu dan gembira. Mix feeling. Bulan utk berehat. Kenali diri. Kenali ahli keluarga. Dekatkan diri dengan mereka. Masak, shopping, get together. My plan pada setiap Ramadan is memasak utk sahur dan iftar sebanyak yang mungkin. Try to avoid makan luar or beli. Then rehatkan diri dari event. Cek semua content kerja dah setel ke belum. Macam reset button. But half. Hehe

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  7. good sharing.. untuk bukan muslim yang tidak tahu makna puasa yang sebenarnya so when they read this they will understand. Tq

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  8. Agreed with to . Ramadhan time for us to self-reflecyion and do a good thing. Kalau yang emak emak ni memang kepala akan sibuk memikir nak masak apa untuk berbuka. Walaupun cerita bab makan tapi taklah rasa lapar kan.

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  9. Seronok bila bulan puasa sebab boleh mepatih diri dr makan yg banyak, bercakap yg bukan-bukan dan ajar diri untuk bersyukur.. dan the best is semua amalan kita lakukan akan mendapat pahala berkali ganda.. standard if bercakap pasal nak masak apa or nak makan apa time berbuka nnt.. hihihi

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  10. I've always felt like Ramadan is a month of "cleansing" for me. I always feel differently this month - more energetic, more patient, more kind (haha). I don't really like empty talks though (even not during Ramadan) so conversing about what's the menu for Iftar or what I'm shopping for Eid etc are not for me. I like people who show restraint and respect. But I think people these days forgot the true meaning of Ramadan for a Muslim.

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  11. Yup time to us for self reflect. Can't say no more. Puasa is also for us to remember orang susah. Paling penting its good for our health too. Nice sharing

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  12. Nice to know you interested in this Ramadan..ya bulan ramadan ni nadmemnag banyak rehat dekat rumah, buat apa yang patut..tak turun event sangat...bulan ramadan lebih kepada banyakkan ibadat..tapi setiap hari buat lagi bagus..hehee

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  13. Ramadhan is the best month to teach ourself to be good to people. Bulan yang Iza rasa satu-satunya rasa tenang and banyak memori.

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  14. In fact, one of the way of body detox too via fasting. Be good always, re-remind ourselves the good practice and habits, continue it in our daily basis, not only during Ramadan month. Let's practice it together!

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  15. kalau sebut ramadan mesti nangis bukan sebab apa tak dapat beraya dengan yang tersayang yang terlebih dahulu pergi .. rindunya pada mereka

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  16. Bulan ramadan ni memang menyeronokkan. Bukan sebab boleh makan banyak banyak. Tapi kita boleh berehat masak waktu tghri. Tapi kalau ada anak kecik kadang kena juga prepare.
    Tapi apa yang seronoknya ramadan ni, suasananya. kedatangannya dinantikan. Perginya ditangisi..

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  17. dah lepas ramadhan dan raya ni seriously rindu suasana ramadhan.bazar ramadhan and semua la.harap panjang umur sampai ramadhan next year

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