Tag Archives: Ramadan

My Poem, “The Lightness of Ramadan” on Spillwords Press

Hi everyone,I know this poem recently appeared on my blog, but in a beautiful irony,Spillwords decided to post it today, on the last or almost last day of Ramadan.Eid -ul-fitr will begin, inshallah, tomorrow or Thursday and our month of … Continue reading

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This Too Is An Act of Charity

When you put down your phone a minute and go to you grandmother’s room,and sit in a chair close by her bed, and ask her,“Gramma, tell me how it was, before?… before all the carsand sickness and internet; tell me … Continue reading

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Ramadan Kareem! Ramadan Mubarak!

I am reposting this because it holds much nostalgia for me. Because of Covid, this year, I will not be in Jordan with the family. This picture was taken in 2007. Ramadan begins tomorrow inshAllah. Ramadan Gift (Triple Cinquain) 

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Ramadan Kareem! Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Gift (Triple Cinquain) 

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 As one
 our family
 breaking fast with prayers   all kneeling in our living room sublime “Allah!” my brother’s voice now an angel chanting tears blur my eyes in ecstasy divine Silence our bodies … Continue reading

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Ramadan 2017

Ramadan Mubarak! (Blessed Ramadan) Ramadan Kareem! (Generous Ramadan)I invite my readers to look at this ad made by an Arabic telecommunications company, Zain, that portrays beautifully and powerfully the true spirit of Ramadan. Our religion has been hijacked for decades … Continue reading

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