Seven reasons why Ramadhan of Soudi arabia is better than India.
Let me introduce myself first.Asian by ethenicity and born and brought up in India, I am a muslimah.
I have spent 3 years in soudi arabia and I am totally in love with this place.It is like a paradise, an ideal place where any muslim would want to spend his Ramadhan.
I have people back in my country asking me how is the Ramadhan different? I would like to show a glimpse of Ramadhan in the kingdom and leave you to decide which is better.
1) TARAWEEH PRAYER:
Today is the first day of Ramadhan.And Yesterday was the first tarawih I read in congregation.Yeah,Unlike India, we muslimah greet each other in mosques and get the opportunity to read the tarawih prayer.The Tarawih prayer boost the spirituality and act as a superbooster for the fast ahead.
2) NO SCORCHING HEAT BURNING YOUR SKIN
Alhumdulillah, the climate is good.Even if it was scorchy hot like that in India, we wouldn’t have felt the heat because we have air conditioners all over the place.
3) NO TOUGH FAST, LOTS OF TIME TO PRAY
My muslim brother and sisters in India will have a tough time facing the heat , with 8 hours of duty and the Ramadhan fast.Unfortunately in some places of India, the people are so inconsiderate, they make you do all your work with no relaxation in duty and sometimes you have to break the fast with a single date and wait for hours to go home and have a proper iftar.Ramadhan in arab is so easy with your working hours cut short and two days of leave each week. giving people proper time to pray and develop spiritually reaping full benefit from Ramadhan.
3) MESEMERISING CITY
when you step out , the whole city is decorated like a new bride and the shopping malls loaded with offers . It looks mesemerising.And when you hear the call of adhan, people leave their job and fall down in prayers praising Allah (swt).The bussiness halts.All shops get closed till the salah finishes and then resumes as usual
People in millions stand shoulder to shoulder praising their lord and thanking him.
4)THE FLOOD OF PEOPLE COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER FOR TAQWA
When you see a pic like this, your ego and pride vanishes and you feel so thankful for being a muslim A muslim who knows his lord ,who knows he will return to his lord. And the very reason he is on this earth enjoying all the bounties is to worship Allah and glorify him.Wallahi, Allah don’t need our prayers.We need him.
When you visit a little shop in the corner of the street, you get to read alhumdulillah or masha Allah giving all praise and thanks to Allah and when you go for a drive, in the midst of a vast desert , u see a banner glorifying lord.The people here never forget their lord and keep glorifying him and asking for gorgiveness.
5)IFTAR FOR BARAKAH , RAMADHAN FOR FASTING -NOT FEASTING
Back in India, we have iftar feast.The Ladies trying to out do each other competing in hosting the best iftar.With Lots of dishes, we get plenty of food but often our salah get delayed.and we feel exhausted to read out taraweeh.Iftar should be a means of barakah and not a matter to get more recoginition and apploud.
6) BEST WORSHIP IN THE BEST OF NIGHTS
And not to forget the Qiyamul lail. .Last ten days of Ramadhan witness ibadah in mosque for the whole night.As a muslimah, this is the unique opportunity I will always look forward to.What is better than a thousand of nights than these bleseed days.
7) UMRAH IN RAMADHAN EQUALS THE THAWAB OF HAJ
What’s better than an Umrah done in Ramadhan.Everytime I enter haramsharif and look at kaaba, a tear rolls down my eyes.I feel heavily burdened by my sins.I fall down in prostration before my lord asking for forgiveness.
May Allah accept our Istaghfar and guide our family and friends to deen.And May Allah give a chance to each muslim to see the Ramadhan of Arab.