Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ramadan Challenge: #9 Halima 'Self reflection'

As I sit here

Pondering upon what to write for this poem

I am reminded of how quickly the days are coming and going

Too soon

It feels as though we got started just yesterday

I am forced to think about my "Ramadan goals"

Which I set enthusiastically 6 months before Ramadan

I ought to have finished nine surahs from albaraqah by now

But I haven't even gone past reading Surah al Maryam and memorizing Ayahtul Kursi as of yet

Unfulfilled promises and goals

Place the feeling of incompetence in my heart

I am guilty for not being able to keep my word to my Lord

I am forced to imagine

Had this being a project from school

Would I have been so laid back about it?

Would I have counted on the forgiveness of my professor?

Or would I have worked hard to complete my goal

To pass...

Then why must my soul feel lazy

Even when I know the devils are locked up?


It's time to get real

Time to realize the importance of reading the Qur'an

Time to fulfilling my Ramadan goals with the same enthusiasm I set them to begin with.

Halima Ahmed

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