Day 1

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, The Merciful

As Salaam Alaikum!

“Do you enjoin men to be good and neglect your own souls while you read the Book? Have you then no sense?”

Holy Quran 2:44

This particular scripture stuck out to me in today’s reading… I think its because it warns against hypocrisy while showing us what is best for us.  Its easy to point out what others are doing wrong and talk about how people should pray, eat right, live right…whatever soap box sermon we’re on for the day…but what about how I’m living my own life?  Am I out trying to change the world and neglecting to change me?

It’s interesting to me that this is in day one as well, because we are all “read(ing) the Book”… I want to have “sense”….I don’t want to neglect my own soul…The bible says it like this, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Matthew 16:26 and Mark 8:36

So, this Ramadan I’m going to strive, by God’s permission, to focus the magnifying glass on myself and as Surah 2:67 says, “seek refuge with Allah from being on of the ignorant.”