Block of Writer: Happy Eid ul-Fitr
Where to begin.. New movies that was highly anticipated like Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World, turmoil in Middle East intensified even more instead of subsiding, and god knows what else is happening out there. I thought of writing about some world events and whatnot, but to do that one must choose a side and I'm not really the 'choosing side' kinda guy.
So I decided to make this 'Block of Writer' segment as thing in this blog. Because I know that other writers in this blog also having a hard time choosing what topic to write one. We always have been writing about video games, movies, and book. But shit is real out there. So this segment here hopefully will allow them to rant or rambling on some trivial issues that wouldn't be too light, and not too heavy too. Preferably educational in essence.
For the past four months, all four of us have been busy. We have our own online store, localized sale of course, and its doing pretty good. So some of us took a vacation, sight-seeing and get in touch with the world and stuff, but ultimately, they all got a lot to write. I just knew it, deep down. We may not the most popular blog out there, but hey, we are growing, and from three of us, now there are four of us. Shy yet very enthusiastic movie-goer. Ok, maybe some of us doesn't really watch movies.. Enthusiastic shy people then.
So back to the Eid ul-Fitr, its an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims world wide. The holiday is celebrated after a month of fasting during the Ramadan. In case some of you doesn't know what Ramadan is, its the ninth month in Islamic calendar where Muslims would fast during the day for the whole month to commemorate the first revelation of Quran (Muslim's holy book) to their Prophet, Muhammad.
After fasting for a month, the Muslims will celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. The celebration may vary from place to place, but ultimately the Muslims all perform their religious rituals all the same.
These occasions are incredibly important for Muslims. During the time of their fasting, they would not only abstaining themselves from consuming food and beverages, but also to observe their own inner self. It is said that during the time of Ramadan, performing a crime or offense would intensify one's sin exponentially, as during the month it is said that the devil and demons are being chained and locked away. So its like, 'you choozy, you doozy' with no blaming the devil and shit.
And it goes both way too, as doing good deeds during the time of Ramadan would increase one's grace (Pahala) more than usual. So Muslims are encouraged to do good deeds during Ramadan because, well, obviously, who wouldn't want the good stuff. Not to mention its a good initiative. If you think that you had been doing bad things all these time and thought that there is no way back for you, worry not for the path of good is always open.
So the whole idea of fasting in Ramadan month and celebrating Eid ul-Fitr in the first day of Shawwal, was to train oneself. To be humble, generous, compassionate, steadfast, and all of the good values that are and should be uphold by pious Muslims.
A Muslim friend once told me, that if a person performed his fast during Ramadan just like everyone else, but still fail to avoid from excessiveness and extremism, especially during the celebration day of Eid ul-Fitr and afterwards, then that person's fast for the whole month has been a wasted effort, for that person have not learn or gain anything.
So, today is the day, where it goes without saying that you'll be checking yerself before yer rekt yerself. Hmm, so there you go. Extremism is actually against Islamic teaching. Who knew??