Experiences, Uncategorized

Ramadhan day 1: Fasting for 19 hours

Hello guys!!! 

Today is the second day of Ramadhan and Alhamdulillah everything has been going pretty well so far. We are done with exams and now counting days for Eid and also graduation, insyaAllah πŸ™‚

This is my first time celebrating Ramadhan in the UK because I go back to Malaysia every year to celebrate it with my family. To be honest, the thought of not eating for 19 hours were quite scary at first because we were not used to it. Despite that, we were still really excited the day before. Stayed up and waited for sahur together and what not.

Our first Taraweeh prayer was quite an experience. My housemates and I went for taraweeh prayer at our uni’s mosques as it is the nearest to our place. It is quite a big mosque but since there are more guys than womens came for the prayer, they only prepare like a small section for women. Unlike in Malaysia, usually on the first night, the imam will announce how the taraweeh is done and everything because different mosque do it differently. Most big mosques in Malaysia will have a 20 rakaah prayer while some only perform 8 rakaah. 

I guess because isyak is so late here, they can’t afford to do a 20 rakaah prayer beacause if not, it will only end before suhoor πŸ˜‚. So, they only do 8 and there is no selawat in between like how we have it in Malaysia. 

It was totally a different experience. The prayer ended at midnight. Then we waited for suhoor and only sleep after that. 

On the day itself, it was not that bad because it was colder. I don’t feel as thirsty or hungry or tired or anything. Maybe it was also because we practically did nothing apart from going out to the nearest convenience store πŸ˜‚.

For break fast yesterday, Dona made some chocolate chip cookies while I prepare chicken rice. We perform our taraweeh at home, because Mel is having her last paper today. So, she didn’t wanna go out. 

Last night, all three of us were really sleepy, we decided to sleep for couple of hours before suhoor. Guess what, no one actually wakes up for suhoor πŸ˜‚. 

I guess that is all for my first Ramadhan story. This might be late but wishing all of you Ramadhan Mubarak πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. May He increases us in imaan bless us in this holy month. 
Love, Qien

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