Friday, October 07, 2005

Ramadan and Rites

I wrote something about Ramadan. The article, as I mentioned below, is a piece I struggled with for a while. Islam is a religion, and a religion is about God (most religions are this way), and there are rites associated with religion, and why not? How do we learn of the unseen? Through entirely ordinary behavior? Unlikely. Rites are extraordinary.

4 Comments:

Blogger Rizwan said...

Beautiful observation! I wholeheartedly agree.

I have also come to think of rites as elements that catalyze transformation.

10/08/2005 10:40 AM  
Blogger Abdul-Halim V. said...

Salaam,
It was a nice article, mashaAllah. I included a link to it on my blog.

www.planetgrenada.blogspot.com

10/10/2005 12:19 PM  
Blogger Yusuf said...

Thank you for this very nice article. People of all religions should read it. They would then fast in their own ways.

10/25/2005 5:19 AM  
Anonymous Tammam said...

Well written, versed and eloquent. Thank you

10/25/2005 7:40 PM  

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