Ramadan at KISC!
In Arabic, fasting means abstinence from doing something. So, in Ramadan it is an abstinence from food and drink, carried out from dawn till sunset. All muslims are commended to adopt fasting as a means to protect themselves against wicked and evil motives. Fasting safeguards the person as an individual and the society as a whole. It protects the person from turning into a beast living according to the law of jungle. Another principle of fasting is, that there are many poor people who live around us and can not find their food or even their essentials for living. They are always around us! We just don't feel them. And that is why all muslims fast during this month "Ramadan" every year to join poor people in the feeling and feel it from poor people's prospect, and at the end of Ramadan Muslims are commended to pay some money with measured amount to poor people so all people poor and rich can celebrate the feast together after Ramadan is done.
The reason why I wanted to write about Ramadan is because, it's my first time doing Ramadan at KISC, so I thought it would be very nice to share it with everyone and spread the nice principle of it. Ramadan here at KISC is completely different than there back home, it is sometimes hard for me to fast during working at camp and doing some work that requires energy especially when the sun here goes down very late. However, the good thing here at KISC, is FAMILY. When you find everyone here trying to help, support and understand you. Some friends brought me some dates which I use to break my fast and then you just feel GREAT and it keeps you smiling all the time :)