But oh help me Allah, I did choose the most difficult Ramadan ever, being it around the longest days of the year, which means fasting from 4AM till 9PM… It’s an ordeal I’ve never faced before in my life. It will teach me a good lesson about discipline for sure 😉
When I was in Jordan during Ramadan is was not that hard because everybody was doing it. And I think that’s exactly what will keep me going this time. Just the fact that 1.7 billion people in this world (the estimated number of Muslims) is doing it, and also 50% of the people we share our apartment building with. Know thy neighbours 🙂
I’m going to do it my way though, which means:
I will drink water when I’m working. Believe me, those apiarist suits (to protect me from the bees I work with) are freaking hot and I’m doing this for my health more than anything else so I AM drinking water.
I’m not going to pray to a god I don’t believe in, but instead will meditate for 20 minutes every 5 hours.
I’ll pay, according to one of the other pilars of Islam, a Zakat, a certain amount of my money will go to the poor.
I don’t know that much about Islam, but I hope you will discover it with me when I’m going on this journey.
Now I’ve said it in public, so there is no return. If you want to support me, hook up with me on facebook, I’ll keep you updated on a daily basis. For every day I’m succesfull in this, pay a dollar (or a euro) to a charity of your choice which benefits the poor in this world.
Love, peace, and Ramadan Kareem