9/13/07

Ramadan Kareem !


Listen, O drop, give yourself up without a thought,
that in return you may gain the Ocean.

Listen, O drop, bestow upon youself this honor,
and in the arms of the Sea be secure.

Who indeed should be so fortunate?
A Sea wooing a drop!

In God's name, in God's name, sell and buy at once!
Give a drop, and take this Sea full of pearls.

-Rumi
[IV, 2619-22, Mathnawi]
Translated by Camille and Kabir Helminski


Ramadan Kareem to you all !

The blessed month has begun and I will be taking a blogging break. Which means I will be checking on you all, just not as often :) Hopefully I will post my Ramadan recipes n pictures later.

May the Almighty accept our fasting, accept our tears, forgive our sins, and extend our years. May this blessed month be a source of mercy, guidance, unity, and peace that permeates throughout the world. Ameen.


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13 comments:

Asha said...

Enjoy the Ramadan Rahin!:))

Qasid said...

Very nice poem.. heart-moving too.

Nice blog you got out here... excellent recipes too !! Will be checking regularly..

Have a nice Ramadan with all its blessings....

sra said...

Ramadan wishes to you too, Rahin!

Sharmi said...

Ramadan wishes to you too!!

Jeena said...

Happy Ramadam Rahin can't wait to see your recipes for after your fast. :)

Kajal said...

Happy Ramadam…My best friend is also making fast in this Ramadam month this is very difficult.....

rahin said...

hey Asha, Sra, Sharmi, Jeena...Thank you all

Hi Qasid, Welcome to my little blog , may u too have a blessed Ramadan :)

Hey Kajal, I know :)), fortunately its not as difficult for me :)...infact its the most anticipated / waited for.

Madhumita. said...

Rahin ... Ramadan Kareem to you and your family. Love your recipes blogs btw.

Also where did you get that Rumi translation?

rahin said...

Thank you Madhumita

U like Rumi tooo ?? Rumis translations are available in plenty, but this particular one i got from a personal collection, the book "Jewels of Remembrance" containing 365 selections from the wisdom of Rumi, its translated by Camille and Kabir Helminski, chk this link

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1570625247

Mona said...

The Ramadhan is not soon to end, only the last 10 days left ! :-) It really fly's away. May Allah accept our Duas and make our life happier and make us good muslims inshallah.

www.monaafzal.wordpress.com

rahin said...

Salaam Mona, Ameen , U r right , during ramadan time just flies away, hope we all benefit from this blessed month.

Linda said...

I was thinking of you yesterday. I saw a lovely young woman in muslim dress, in my fav. indian store out in Burlington. Thought perhaps it might have been you :)

Best wishes for your Ramadan, Rahin, and thanks also for the lovely poem.

rahin said...

hey Linda, thts sooooo sweet of u , thank u so much for your wishes and for thinking of me as a "lovely young woman" :D i have quite a few friends in Burlington , hopefully we will c each other some day :)