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Happy Ramadhan


I'm a Muslim. I say that statement, not of pride or pious, but nonchalantly. My Muslim status doesn't affect blogging, nor does blogging affect my Muslim status.  I'm not a Muslim blogger, I'm a blogger who just happens to be Muslim. I don't feel the need to remind people in every other blog post but it's part of who I am nonetheless.

That said, I wish you a Happy Ramadhan.


I love Ramadhan. For once, in this fast-paced society in need to do than be, we stand still. Life moves slowly during Ramadhan, there's no rush or buzz.  Everyone is calmer from being so hungry and exhausted. Everyone is kinder as we try to be the best. Everyone is good.

Muslims fast from dawn till' dusk. We go without food or drinks for the whole month. It sounds exhausting, but I've been doing this for ten years or so. It has become something I look forward to. We do it to feel the lives of the unfortunate, to be closer to God, to be one with ourselves.

During Ramadhan, we count our blessings and forgive those who wrong us. It's usually a wake-up call to remind us that we're human, and that while we're flawed, we're still good. We're lucky to have what we have. I've got a great family, great friends, a great life. Not many do and I realized that a long time ago. 

So I'd like to direct your attention to two websites that focus on giving food to those in need. 

A website I've recently discovered is FreeRice.com. It gives you a simple game. Every answer you get right, Free Rice donates 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme. Not only is this creative, the game is incredibly addictive. I once donated 500 grains of rice in a single sitting, and it's just so much fun. 

If you'd like to donate money, then I would recommend Action Against Hunger. It is an international organization that intends to end world hunger. Action Against Hunger also provides nutrition, water, and sanitation.You can donate as much money as you like but just $45 would save a life of a child. 

I hope you can visit one of these sites as a way to get to get involved. It would mean the world to me, and to everyone if you could just donate even just a bit of your time. Sometimes, we forget that there are 795 million people struggling with hunger. That's too high of a number. It should be down to zero by now.

So, whether you are Muslim or Non-Muslim, I wish you a happy month. I hope your bellies are full, and you got to smile today. If you know anyone who is fasting, please give them a pat on the back. They are probably half-asleep like I am now. 


If you want more information on how to end world hunger, please visit the World Food Programme. 

65 comments

  1. great post! nice to see your vision of your religion and blogging :) Sound interesting... I dont know much about it... but i really liked the way you wrote it :)
    nice sites! I'm passin by to know more :)
    xoxo
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  2. i love your writing skills and how you expressed yourself. Wishing you Ramadhan Mubarak.

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  3. I'm quite familiar with Ramadhan, it's a national holiday in the Philippines now actually. Anyway, thanks for sharing those websites, I've been looking for websites like those :)

    STYLE VANITY

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  4. Lovely post! I really loved reading this! I will take a look at these websites!
    *Pats you on the back*

    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  5. What a wonderful way to raise awareness to these charitable websites! I personally have been using Free Rice for some time now, and it's such a wonderful way to pass the time yet help! Have a smooth Ramadhan month, and Selamat Berpuasa!

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin'

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  6. Beautifully written! Thanks for sharing the websites too -xx

    Shauna

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    1. The best friend of the hubby is a Muslim too! So I'm quite familiar with it as well! ;-) I love the message behind! Have a Blessed Ramadhan, Bash!

      xxx Ira
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  7. Beautifully written! Thanks for sharing the websites too -xx

    Shauna

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  8. I admire anyone who can take part in Ramadhan I know I definitely couldn't fast from dusk until dawn, I love how committed people who take part in it are! Heading over to Free Rice now too!

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  9. happy ramadan to you too dear...

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  10. Happy Ramadhan Bash! I'm Catholic but I really respect this Muslim tradition. I envy the Muslims' discipline when it comes to self-restraint and religious traditions. Keeping those websites in mind when I receive my paycheck ;)

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  11. Happy Ramadhan Bash!
    Happy weekend!
    PS: Can’t wait to next week for more style posts of yours!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  12. Happy Ramadhan! :)

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  13. Awesome post!
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  14. It is great knowing more about a person, I didn't really know much about Ramadhan. I really like that you count your blessings, seems look a great thing to do. Happy Ramadhan to you :)

    RedLip&Love

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  15. Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing your thoughtts with us <3

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  16. Thank you for sharing with all of us the information about these worthwhile charities. And I must say that the Free Rice game is such a creative idea!


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  17. Happy Ramadhan! There are many people celebrating here in Canada too :)

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  18. I love freerice.com, it's such a great idea! I wish you a very happy ramadan! x

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  19. Happy Ramadan!
    Back when I was still at uni I shared kitchen with two muslim girls that invited me over for the meal after the sun had set, and I really loved the friendly and festive atmosphere.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  20. Thanks for sharing about Ramadhan! Nice to know more about you. We'll written post. Happy Ramadhan!

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  21. ramadan kareem my dear :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  22. I love learning more about other religions and cultures so this was a great post and I applaud you for being able to write about religion without making anyone feel excluded :) Happy Ramadhan!

    Rae | LFB

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    1. p.s. Ramadhan sounds like such a lovely and caring holiday as well.

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  23. Lovely post, love how you express yourself.
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  24. I love that you draw attention to these websites and programmes! The world needs more blogger like you :)

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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  25. Happy Ramadan :) Thanks for sharing that part of your life with us.

    Duty Free Dame | Bloglovin

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  26. selamat bulan puasa ya kak
    semoga kuat puasanya

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  27. It is nice to know a bit more about the meaning behind Ramadhan. I hope you have a happy month too.

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  28. great post! very informative and interesting! thank you for sharing! happ ramadan :)

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  29. Happy Ramadan to you too! Heading over to Free Rice now:D

    Tia | GARNETIA

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  30. Happy Ramadhan! I've actually been donating to Action Against Hunger for a while now, and am so glad you brought the website to attention. More people need to be aware of world hunger!

    I go to school everyday, surrounded by my Muslim friends who very much look exhausted on their feet but smile nonetheless. I admire their spirits so much! Have a smooth month x

    La'bell | labellwong.blogspot.com

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  31. You are amazing! I loved reading this post; so much positivity! I wish you a great, happy Ramadhan!

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  32. Great post. This was really interesting to read.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Jennifer Jayne

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  33. Happy ramadan bash! Sadly I had to stop fasting because i'm sick. inshaallah i will go back. Anyway, this post is beautifully written. I must check those sites soon :)

    - Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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  34. How you can think about others while you're hungry and exhausted, I'll never know, but I admire you so much for it! Happy Ramadhan! Free Rice is one of my favorite ways to "productively" procrastinate :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  35. Happy Ramadan. I love this month, its so full of blessings. I've been fasting for years now but each year , it's even more calming x

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  36. Ramadan Karim, Bash :) I hope the fasting goes smoothly for you. I will definitely go and check out these websites right now xxx

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  37. love readind this

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    Tyana
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  38. I think it's wonderful that you are using your blog as a platform to raise awareness for world hunger. Great post! xx

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  39. I'm on the FreeRice website right now, so far I'm at 180 grains of rice. thanks for sharing that. And Ramadhan sounds beautiful; many blessings to you <3

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  40. Hey great post and Happy Ramadhan. : )

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  41. That site sounds really cool! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  42. I am starting to become addicted to FreeRice.com. It's so much fun, and I love that it;s going to a great cause.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  43. Ramadhan sounds so fascinating, thanks for such an insightful and informative post about it. I'm Christian and I know that fellow Christians participate in fasting and prayer during certain times throughout the year but I haven't really kept up with it. Free Rice yaaas! I used that all the time to offer service hours to members in my campus service club back in high school.

    And girl, I am in love with your blog (and your hair). Looking forward to your next post!

    xx Chaereen // Inspinkle

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  44. Really enjoyed this post lovely, it's nice to hear a bit more about you personally, hope you have a happy ramadan :)

    Elle
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    xx

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  45. Loved this post! I have always been v fascinated by the Ramadhan and I love for what it stands

    xx -n
    Naomi in Wonderland

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  46. You had me at "I'm not a Muslim blogger, I'm a blogger who just happens to be Muslim."
    The vision you share about the Islam is beautiful. I love how you wrote about time standing still. I can relate to that! It's something people should do once in a while. Not only when it is "required". It's a good time to think about life itself.

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  47. Happy Ramadan to you too! I love these sorts of posts where we get to know more about the blogger, I enjoyed reading it :) Thank you for letting me know about the free rice website too! Such a good idea x

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  48. Happy Ramadhan!
    A lovely and delightful post. I shall definitely be visiting both of those sites now. Thank you for sharing, truly x

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  49. Great post, very interesting to learn more about Ramadham! Until recently I never knew about the charity aspect. Free Rice is such a good way to get people involved in giving x
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  50. Happy Ramadan! I love the way you wrote this post - that game sounds great so thanks for sharing :)

    Sarah
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  51. Eek! I wish you lots of luck with fasting, it must be so hard - I love food and could never do it. I shall have a look at the websites you provided!

    Kirsty xx
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  53. What a great post! I am Muslim too, but I don't run my blog as a Muslim blogger either. It's great that you highlight your personal passions here. I was complaining earlier today about how long the fast is and that I wished it would just be 12 hours everyday no matter what time of year. Then I read your post and I was reminded what the struggle means. It's a wonderful lesson in understanding what life is like for those who are hungry, amongst many other lessons. They can't choose when to start eating again. Their hunger knows no bounds. So thank you for the reminder! I am going to check out the free rice site - sounds like a fun way to help!

    xx Yasmin
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  54. Amazing post! It has such a positive vibe and I wish you a lovely Ramadan!

    xo
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  55. great post

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  56. Happy Ramadhan for you too :))

    xx,
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  57. Great post :) I wish you a lovely ramadhan :)

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  58. Ramadhan Mubarak! I absolutely love this post - not defined by the label, but a part of the community. Such a beautiful message that I can definitely relate to!

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  59. I loved this post ! I am not muslim but I wish you a happy ramadhan month !

    xx, Charlie
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  60. Very well said!! I've been raised with an open look on all religion in the world and actually went to a school where all religion was given importance. Ramadhan especially always had a special place in my heart. Although I don't practice, during this time of the year I'm trying the be the best version of myself, love, appreciate, forgive, help and give.

    Wishing you Happy Ramadhan!
    Blessings,
    Lucia

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