Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Eid Mubarak to our Precious Friends/Readers (who've been fasting)

-- A time for great celebration, peace and thankfulness to our Creator

We who are not Muslim have SO much to learn from our devout brothers and sisters.

Detroit Free Press food writer on 8 August 2013 (on Detroit mother and daughter cooking for Eid)

A Nigerian leader for peace

Reuters photo of Palestinian women preparing traditional food for ending of Ramadan
Internet Cache

Morning Prayer end of Ramadan AFP - Getty Images

Notice both on this blogsite (on behalf of other Ramzan/Ramadan fasts and breaking of fasts) as well as yesterday and today around the world such as a that faithful are including one another in peace as fasting draws to a close and and eating, celebration, community and service unite many. (I have also several earlier posts here in this site such as Bethlemem Christians Fast with Muslims in Bethlehem under August 2010 in archives.

There is no religion or race larger than the HUMAN RACE and no family bigger than the FAMILY OF GOD

Here are a few links which compel similar discussions of our common ground (the following are from - Pakistan where floods have added quite a lot of difficulty to Eid in Karachi. Prayers for our friends there!):

My Name is Human By ARIEB AZHAR(The comments here are as interesting as the article.)

Children of Lesser Gods By NIAZ MURTAZA (newer than the article above -- keep going back to see comments on his site Niaz Murtaza )

The following wise sayings perhaps among the most beautiful of any devout commemorations. To me, they sum up many of the reasons for our spiritual fasts and celebrations.

The Fast of Ramadan - The Inner Heart Blossoms:
"The real fast is the blossoming of the inner heart." — M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

There wouldn’t be such a thing as counterfeit gold if there were no real gold somewhere.

-–Sufi Proverb

If you make intense supplication
and the timing of the answer is delayed,
do not despair of it.
His reply to you is guaranteed;
but in the way He chooses,
not the way you choose,
and at the moment He desires,
not the moment you desire.

Give yourself a rest from managing!
When Someone Else is doing it for you,
don’t you start doing it for yourself!

Actions are merely propped-up shapes.
Their life-breath is the presence of the secret of sincerity in them.

A feeling of discouragement when you slip up
is a sure sign that you put your faith in deeds.

Aspiration which rushes on ahead
cannot break through the walls of destiny.

(the above are all from Ibn Ata’llah

(Due to lack of time and place to perfect this simple post, I plan to add additional links, topics and thoughts later in the comments section. I encourage readers to do the same here on this site: just add a thought now below under comments. Thanx for coming by.