Ramadan – Choosing to Quit Social Media

Each lunar year, Ramadan comes around for one month only, and has such great spiritual benefits that one wishes to hold it with them throughout the year. I’ve realised how much time gets wasted on social media, so I have decided to detox from it for at least one month and use my time for spiritual upliftment.

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Ramadan is not just a month of fasting from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, but it’s also a time to gain closeness to our Creator. Its about fasting our souls, our eyes, ears and tongues. It’s about carrying out extra charitable acts, being extra kind to our neighbours, engaging in the remembrance of Allah swt (dhikr) most importantly its about reconnecting with the Noble Quran which was revealed in the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The days of Ramadan are split into three thirds as follows;

First ten days  of the Blessed Month of Ramadan are the days of Mercy.
We seek Allah’s Mercy in these days.
*Rab-bigh-fir war-ham wa Anta Khair-ur-Raahimeen. (Surah Al Muminun:118)My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for You are the Best of those who show mercy!

The second ten days of Ramadan are the days of Forgiveness
So we should seek Allah’s forgiveness and repent for sins in those days.
*Allahum-magh-fir-li dhunoobi Ya Rabbal Alameen
Rabbana Fagh-fir-lana dhunoobana wa kaf-fir-‘anna sayyi-aatina wa ta-waf-fana ma-‘al abraar. (Surah Al-Imran:193)
Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die in the state of righteousness along with Al-Abrâr (those who are obedient to Allâh and follow strictly His Orders).

The last ten days of Ramadan are to seek Refuge in Allah from the Hellfire.
*Allahumma Ajirna min-an-naar.
O Allah, protect us from the fire.

To my Muslim followers:
May the crescent shaped moon brighten your path towards enlightenment
May The Almighty bless you with peace and grace
May your home be filled with love and blessings in abundance
Live this Ramadan like it’s your last
May all your prayers be accepted
Love and Light from my home to yours

To my Non-Muslim followers:
Please forgive our shortcomings
If we come across as grumpy during this month, please understand that perhaps we’re just experiencing hunger pangs (still not an excuse for our grumpiness)
Love and Light from my home to yours

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3 thoughts on “Ramadan – Choosing to Quit Social Media

  1. Daniel Arendzen May 17, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Good one! After a month you won’t miss it at all! Believe me (or check my post about it), it is amazing not to have social media! Ramadan Mubarak!

    • Sadia Sherriff May 17, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you for reading and for the encouragement Daniel. I look forward to reading your post.

      • Daniel Arendzen May 17, 2018 / 1:28 pm

        Thanks! I did post it already a couple of days ago, it’s the Facewell Facebook part 4 post 😉

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