Ramadan day 13 & 14 another weekend has gone by 

Surah Mulk 67:13-14

وَأَسِرُّوا قَوْلَكُمْ أَوِ اجْهَرُوا بِهِ إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ الصُّدُور

13.And conceal your word or manifest it; surely He is Cognizant of what is in the hearts.

أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ

14.Does He not know, Who created? And He is the Knower of the subtleties, the Aware.

13. Y tanto si guardáis en secreto lo que decís como si lo divulgáis… Él es Conocedor de lo que encierran los pechos.

14. ¿No habría de tener conocimiento Aquel que ha creado y es el Sutil, al que nada se Le oculta?

Another weekend has gone by and I am falling behind on my post. Yikes! My intentions this year is to actually post ALL 30 days. Last year, I did not complete all my post and pretty much gave  up.. The posting not the fasting! lol. But you see this is the beauty of Ramadan. This is the challenge that we are given. The challenge is to challenge ourselves. To remove ourselves from our comfort zone to see if we can do something different that is beneficial to our life, to our spiritual selves. Actually, the way we live our lives during Ramadan is the way we should live our lives 24/7 365 days. The way we are during Ramadan is who we should be ALL the time.

It is a struggle is not to live a new life. The struggle is to leave your old life. When I sit and think about Ramadan and my morning routine. I am really just amazed.  During Ramadan, I eat breakfast EVERYDAY and a high protein breakfast at that. Before, Ramadan I barely ate breakfast. It’s was pretty much coffee and a croissant. I drank less water, I ate less fruit. During Ramadan I drink MORE water and I eat MORE fruit. And because of those actions I feel more energetic during the day and at night. I have a power nap during the day on my lunch break. This year I even signed up for a intensive arabic course. Which I thought would be rough, but in actuality I am so happy that I am taking the course and mentally I have not been exhausted. Actually, it has given me that extra boost of energy needed to get finish out the day because my mind is not on is it time to eat yet.

So this year I am determined to post everyday! I may be a bit slow but know my post is coming! 🙂

Have an awesome day and thank you for allowing me to share my fasting experience with you.

Tu Hermana en Islam

ALMA_ATL

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Throw Back–Soy Boriqua all the way.

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An artist from NY saw my pic on my personal #IG page. She thought it was interesting that I as boriqua and Musulmana (Muslim).
We had a great conversation about my back ground, where was I born, how long have I been Muslim, etc.
As we continued to speak she became even more intrigued with the conversation. Why? Many people assume that being Muslim means you are an Arab or that you married an Arab. It’s hard for some people to visualize Muslims in all walks of life, color, culture etc.
If you don’t know, Latino Muslims are the fastest growing community worldwide.  Islam, the belief, the family life, community life, appeals to Latinos.
At the end of our conversation she wanted to use this pic for a gallery premier. Of course I said yes!  And here are the results. I’m both honored and humbled to represent Islam in every way possible!
Thanks for reading!
ALMA_ATL

Ramadan dua Day 3

Bismillah 

As salam alaikum 

Paz y Saludos

Hoy es el trecero día de Ramadan. Todo día, decimos un oración.  Hoy es nuevo oración. disfruta! 

Today is the third day of Ramadan. Every day we say a dua ( prayer). Today is a new prayer. Enjoy!