Monday, August 6, 2012

ramadan day 18

I had today off which was good because I was extremely tired.  More tired than I thought.  I did get up early for suhoor and fajr, and exercise as well.   But a few hours later, I was in bed and I slept until 1pm.  I had intended to not sleep that long.  I had some errands to run and ended up not getting them done.

But, it was another day of fasting, and reading the quran.  I read through the part of the quran that talks about guarding one's modesty and lowering your gaze around the opposite gender.  It's interesting that people like to mention about women wearing hijab and dressing appropriately.
The thing I found interesting is that the quran addresses men first.  That men should guard their modesty and that they are to lower their gaze around women.  In An-nur, verse 27:
"Enjoin the believing men to lower their gaze and guard their modesty..."

I broke my fast with lemonade and barbeque tonight.  I wonder if I have the strangest iftars.  
I have a second interview set for thursday night for the Singapore job.  I am having second thoughts about it.  The recruiter was telling me how it's very demanding, ie. I will have to work long hours.
Not sure if that's what I want.  Oh well.

1 comment:

  1. You must have really needed the sleep, so don't feel bad about that. I am sure you will get the errands done another time.

    I'm glad you noticed the part about men in the Quran. Even I as a woman I don't think about modesty for men, but it is so true!

    Lemonade and bbq is my kind of iftar! Sounds good! I'm sure there are much stranger iftars out there. :-)

    Even if you choose not to accept the job it's great you were offered a second interview. They must really believe in you, and that says a lot about you. There are people struggling to get even one interview for a job, so that's great you were given the opportunity. :-)

    I prayed fajr today for the first time in a very very very long time. It felt good. I was an hour late, though. My intention today is to at least pray zuhr and asr on time. I wish I had someone to pray with like that. I think I'd do it more often if I did. But prayer is a personal thing anyway I think, so doing it alone isn't too bad I guess. I couldn't remember everything to recite but I did the best I could. The more I do it, the more it will come back to me and become automatic again. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration. Have a great day!