Tuesday, 26 May 2015

..a time for Ramadan..

.,.pakmat missed solat berjemaah this morning, solat in congregation at the village mosque. He woke up to the agitated and plaintive meow of Ayam as she tried to wake him up...He could hear his wife reading the Quran in the next room...Later as he let Ayam out, he peered the still darkened but almost light morning sky...It will be Ramadan soon..A time then for the renewal of his faith...time for sahur, the pre-dawn meal. Ayam loves sahur..and this year will be no different from the last, seeing that there will be only the two of them, and Ayam makes three..

He had always measured his year from one Ramadan to another. And this particular year had been eventful for him. He did the umrah in the month of Rejab a year ago - something he had been yearning to do since his haj in 2011...if Allah wills he might just enjoy a few days of Ramadan in the holy land of Madinah and Makkah..but when he did not know, habouring intent uncertain of
the future...as for this Ramadan, another 20 days away, it will most likely be in Bachok...at home on a house bulit on a slight rise facing Kemasin River... and Irama Beach, 2 km away..may Allah grant him the time and space...grant him the will and health that he may solat terawih with the rest of his village folks, with vim and with vigor...above all, with taqwa and with sincerity..with an acknowledgement..that Allah is Greater..that He is the Most Merciful, the Most Loving and the Most Compassionate..

At 70, he knew his life is in its final stretch, the final lap of this worldly journey...he knows not whence or where its end..or how..but this Ramadan he will fast along with others of his faith...

..O Allah..safeguard me for the month of Ramadhan, safeguard the month of Ramadhan for me, accept it from me...and forgive me, O Allah, my sins...


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8 comments:

YuinTing said...

Times flies, I still remember we exchanged some messages on last Raya.
May you have a good Ramadhan my dear Pakmat.

Pakmat Fahmy said...

..thank you, yuin ting..yes, time sure flies..and yes, I remember that, too...as you can see I am blogging again..and as I can see, you haven't stop...take care..

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Pak Idrus said...

Pakmat, I thought that I want to get this message through in that Pasar Ramadan is not part of the Ramadan equation. Take care.

Pakmat Fahmy said...

..pak idrus..and i agree with you..no..its not part of Ramadan..its just a commercial venture feeding on the hunger pangs of those fasting...we should have the strength to resist..as salam pak idrus..take care..

Pak Man said...

Assalamualaikum Pak Mat,
Semoga kita semua diberi kesempatan untuk menyambut Ramadhan pada tahun ini.....ameen.

Lee said...

Hello Pak Mat, how you doin'? Hey, you not that old! To me old is when our grandchildren has to spoon feed us as we gaze out the window, grown too old to dream. And tongkat tepi kerusi.
Selamat berpuasa, Pak Mat. You keep well.
Best regards from Canada.
Lee.

Pakmat Fahmy said...

..hi, mr lee..boy..am I glad you stopped by..it has been so long..how are you, lee..how's the fishing?..last I heard you have stopped blogging..pakmat resuscitating his, but not working...after a while the passion left...but I am fine, as I know you are, too...we have our ups..and some downs..but it kept life interesting..you looked at the generations after you playing with love's heat and you smiled...sort of we have been there, hey lee..?... so here's a warm raya greeting to you and family..get me if someday you decided to drop by bachok...msg me on fb..cheers..old friend..hehe..