Monday, 25 June 2012

..Ramadhan nears..

..Ramadhan is near...I can feel and almost see it...Ramadhan follows Syaaban, and today is the 5th of Syaaban....and the wife decided that we need a bigger rice-cooker...all the children will be back, she said...I smiled...her second son just started work in the city...but I bought her a bigger pot, anyway...

...pakmat looks forward to every Ramadhan...its the month he gauges the span of a year...its when he takes stock of himself...recounting the steps he had taken from the last..

...it was a momentous year, 1432...he made that journey to Masjidil-Haram...and all the rituals of haj...and it has moved him beyond words...and he remembered being depleted of feelings, laid bare to the very quick...seeing traces of the Prophet on whatever he cared to cast his eyes on...

..with every new  Ramadhan, he is a year older from the last...his body has started to creak and groan..but it has not hindered him from his daily chores and prayers...Ayam still wakes him up in the wee hours of morn, usually a few minutes after five...and the fresh, oxygen-filled air of the morning invigorates him as he opens the window..sometimes to a benign moon...

..and as with every Ramadhan, he wonders...will he last through this one?..and be around for another?..

8 comments:

YuinTing said...

Dear Pakmat, stay happy, stay healthy... I am sure you can enjoy many more Ramadhan with your anak, cucu and cicit. With every passing Ramadhan, your family tree is growing bigger and bigger (Soon you'll need more than one big rice cooker)

pakmat said...

..thank you, Yuin Ting..that was sweet of you and your comments made me broke into a chuckle..yes, probably we will need a bigger pot..and you are welcome to Bachok anytime..:)

jamilah said...

Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan Pakmat...me too had started looking forward to Ramadhan and cherish this month dearly...no more taking orders for my delicicous hand made tart nenas...too much time consuming until I neglected my Tarawih prayers towards the end...this year, I said sorry to my tart nenas fans, I am focusing my energy on Ramadhan, not the preparation for Syawal...but will still make some for myself, you're of course invited to sample some during raya...hehehehe...

pakmat said...

..thank you, jam..looking forward to some of your homemade jamtart..post some to me..:) take care this Ramadhan..dan selamat bertarawih..insyaAllah...

Jehan Bakar said...

Marhaban ya Ramadhan...

I too am looking forward to Ramadhan. Looking forward to leave a bit of the dunya to concentrate more on akhirah. Looking forward to less TV and more Quran recitals. Looking forward to the opening of heaven doors and the rahmah He sends down to us.

Have a fruitful Ramadhan Pak Mat!

pakmat said...

..thank you, Jehan Bakar..and you have a fruitful and satisfying Ramadhan, too...insyaAllah..

Kaira Andrews said...

I hope you are enjoying your Ramadhan Papito! xx

pakmat said...

..o yes, I am,Kaira..as you are yours..cheers