Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Water; God's Blessing by Drops

More than seven more hours to go and I'm already feeling thirsty like anything. My throat has been dry for a good many 'ticks' and now I think it would lead to malfunctioning of my voice box. I've never been that dry-throated for the last 20 days of fasting.

It seems like my taste buds are producing much less effective saliva these days. Just like mercury, it is gulped by me without wetting my throat.

Warning Warning: These signs show that I am soon going to start coughing (khaou khaou), which, in turn would restrict consumption of hot and spicy pakkorras, chilli sauce stuff and chilled liquids at Iftaar time.


Keeping a Roza, as Muslims call it; the act of fasting, helps us in experiencing the hard life lived by our less previliged brothers and sisters. And right now, I can realize the misery of millions of people living without SAFE drinking water or just even water, as in case of thousands who have been unable to get relief in Northern parts of my own country.

Water, indeed, is one of God's greatest blessings on humanity. And, today, I can realize this more than before...

5 comments:

bart said...

I think Western people could learn a lot from the rituals of fasting... it used to be common in centuries past but the tradition has more or less died out now... please correct me though, I thought you were allowed to at least drink water during the daytime or have I missed something?
keep well...

Hasan Mubarak said...

We, Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink anything from Dawn to Dusk during the month of Ramadan.

We have to start our fast before the sun rise at "Fajr" time and "Iftaar" or end it with "Maghrib" prayers after the sunset.

Oh yes, there are lessons to be learnt from this practice by all of us; lesson of sharing, lesson of solidarity, lesson of equality and last but not least, lesson of patience.

Hasan the Not-So-Great said...

you have a really nice blog.

Brea said...

This is exactly why I like fasting - it helps you to appreciate what you take for granted.

Hasan Mubarak said...

Hasan the not-so-great: thanks for liking my blog.

Brea: exactly, that's what it is...

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