Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslim set themselves into a daily routine of rising above their physical needs and wants in order to embrace greater spirituality. The month is filled with extra acts of worship, an emphasis on being a source of goodness, and an avoidance of any action that is of harm to one’s surroundings. 30 days of fasting, 30 Juz of Quran, 30 sets of Taraweeh, 30 Sehris, 30 Iftaars…So why not 30 acts of environmental service to our Creator?
This Ramadan 2015 sister Fatima Ragie, coordinator of Green Deen South Africa, has challenged herself to do her daily remembrance (dhikr) of her Creator outside – while practicing on a Sunnah! She will InshaAllah be picking up 30 packets of waste in her not-too-clean home suburb of Zinniaville, Rustenburg, North-West.
Green Dawah on our streets! Join her on her journey, wherever you are, whenever you can. Do it silently or spread the word. Follow her pickups on twitter and Instagram (@fhragie, @GreenDeenSA). Also, do share with us your pictures of your #30PacketsofGreeness by tagging us on social media or emailing it through to us.
Our duas (prayers) are with you as this special month of spiritual and self-discipline dawns upon us. Contemplate the higher purpose and deeper meaning of life! Connect to your Creator! May you emerge from Ramadaan spiritually uplifted, humbled, more conscious of the divine, more compassionate, and a better human being as a result of your worship. Aameen.