Each day has passed in prayers;
And mornings in glorification;
Nights spent in supplication;
As a month of phase – in layers.
Minutes formed hours;
Hours graduated into Days;
Days changed into Nights;
Nights slowly crept into Dawns.
As a fasting period for a test;
A trial towards human conquest;
Thus, many minutes spent were a few;
Only those who had truly fasted knew.
Every subtle system within (body) had subdued
Emotions and anger went out of feud;
A warring word (within self and from outside) had faded away;
When nervous nerves calmed against a fray.
That was when stomach had stilled.
And hunger, due to fasting was killed.
Do you know of them (not otherwise fasting) who don’t get enough to eat?
A realisation – when body (fasting) and mind (soothed) shall meet.
Resisting various wordly temptations;
Mind mellowed under contemplations;
Trial for Tolerance stood high;
Acceptance of hardship(willingness to remain hungry so as to understand the situation of those needy) without a sigh.
Unwanted passions unknowingly terminates;
A growing will to do good (behaviour) escalates;
Deriving desire to give (charity) and relate (feelings)
With those who’re weak and unfortunate.
To a rebellion inside – is resisitance;
Those who had faultered – is repentance;
Rectifying past acts for redemption; (purity of soul)
From Satan’s attack, hearts had fortification. (strength regardless of hunger)
As we wander over world’s plight;
Self-awareness was spurring insight;
Evil, probably perished in this span;
To help us grow in wisdom – and, we can.
To the body which fasted by the days;
Had fed food to it’s soul in these ways.
Today, they embrace with love and peace
Pray, this continues an endless cycle of ease. (in terms of experience &knowledge)
Rejoice ! And adorn garments of grace.
Beautify the body with divine light and upon the face.
You have won the battle from devils – all kinds.
Let him (evil) be rejected – a sign of victory for the mind.
- Eid-ul fitr : celebrated as marking an end to fasting period of the holy month – Ramadhan, which is characterized by remarkable qualities that come into being in terms of a) self-control and awareness – over emotions, behaviour, negative thoughts and other worldy pursuits .b) compassion and charity – relating with feelings to other unfortunates, orphans and needy by staying hungry for the entire day; and thereby extending help to them at the end of the holy period in cash or kind or whatever way possible. c) hope and rectification- performance of intense prayers for guidance and purity of soul and character of person who had fasted.