The second year I fasted was drastically different from my fist year. If you haven’t already done so, check out my first fast experience!
Making the first fast special
I was 8 or 9 year old when I first fasted. The only feeling I remember is excitement! I had no reservations or worries about it.
I am Not a Better Muslim in Ramadan
During Ramadan, we fast to detox our body so that we can feel energized. We focus on our prayers and separate ourselves from worldly desires to feel closer to Allah. We strive to show patience in our mannerism so that we can practice sabr in our life.
But, if I’m being honest, I struggle with all of those things in Ramadan. There is an expectation that during Ramadan we feel a special connection to Allah. That we spend our time in prayer and dhikr. But I feel distant from Allah, and I spend most of my time bouncing between checking the current time and iftaar time.