hari pertama puasa niii :D
after my not so meaningful Ramadhan last year, I started this one with a hope that it wouldn't suck as the last one -.- altho pas Eid-nya menyenangkan :)
dan di awal puasa, semakin MENYADARI klo puasa d sini susah :P
klo di Indo, kita puasa bersama.. sahur bersama.. buka bersama..
di sini? people are just doing their thing just like any other day :D
ya tetep makan, ya tetep being emotional, ya tetep being pissed off at each other, making wars.. ck ck ck
but of course I shouldn't let those things let me down. Anggaplah itu challenge :D test for faith. Now its kinda funny coz i always question my faith n suddenly now is the month to prove my loyalty/belief to that faith.
i'm still in doubt, yes. not to the Almighty Entity or the Truest Religion. I'm in doubt of myself. Will I ever comply myself as His Ummah.
and yesterday night my Dad sent me an SMS asking "Why do we have to observe Shaum in the month of Ramadhan? What is the objective of our fasting?". I replied with a long story on how kind Allah is and that Ramadhan is an opportunity to practice self-restraint bla bla bla. And Dad asked, "Yes.. Pretty close, pls refer to something when argueing".
I was on the tram on my way home, from work, was tired, and now Dad's asking me for a reference.. dang -.-
yah op kors the answer (I think) can be the Surat Baqarah verse 183
يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى
ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
'O those who believe, the fasts have been enjoined upon you as were enjoined upon those before so that you be God-fearing.'
So simply, because we are believers, and fasting means to really abstain from committing sins, and this by increasing our fear to God.
dan self-restraint itu susah :P it means that I should not:
* jajan2 (duh td otw k kantor kebayang2 coffee company.. bagels n beans.. sanday sandwiches.. wok to walk.. wagamama.. innocent smoothies... hiks)
* blow off quickly
* think of ways to make other ppl miserable
dan yg paling susah..
it's almost like what i'm doing now.. :p
anywy, it's also interesting that when I typed 'puasa' on Technorati, the first 10 blog post results are from Malaysia.. So I guess Malaysian bloggers are still in the lead than Indonesians :D ayooo let's kick their butt! ee.. whoops.. no bad thoughts.. shoo shoo..
ah ya.. kerja kerja..
buat yg menunaikan ibadah puasa.. good luck n sterkte! heheh
UPDATE: Thoughts and prayers to those who are affected by the quake in Sumatra