Ten days of Ramadan have come and gone. I find myself with a whole new understanding of my relationship with Allah (swt) and Islam. I owe it all to Yasmin Mogahed’s book Reclaim Your Heart (Only $9.99 on Amazon for Kindle). It really is a guide or a how-to on how to clear your heart and fill it with love for Allah (swt) only.
Her book takes ayahs from the Quran and helps them make sense in today’s society, and it really does. I find myself being more connected to the Quran and wanting to learn all about it. I know it’s going to take a lot of work, but I’m up for the challenge.
I’ve learned so much from just the first 10 days, and it’s amazing how just the fact that it’s Ramadan can inspire me to want to learn more. I’m just so afraid that it’s all going to fade away as soon as Ramadan comes to a close. I still have so much to do and learn.
Aside from that, my coffee addiction hasn’t subsided. I found a way to ignore it throughout the day, but as soon as I finish dinner my mind goes straight to thinking I need my coffee, now! People may think it isn’t a big deal, but it’s an unhealthy attachment that I need to work on. As well as many other things, but I’m also trying to learn to not over-share. There are some things that just need to be kept to myself, because again bragging or over-sharing is another attachment.
I think I’m off to a good start, my next focus is going to be on the Quran. I think Yasmin helped me grasp the topic of attachment and love for Allah (swt). I think once I get that down, I can go into study the words of Allah (swt). Many of us born into Islam don’t know the many beautiful things about it. So I’m challenging myself to learn it. The opportunity to gain knowledge is seriously everywhere, and I need to start taking advantage of it.