Eddie Yousif has experienced many Ramadans in Iraq and the U.S. Here are his thoughts.
by Eddie Yousif
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” Sahih Bukhari 31:123
There’s some sort of attraction to Islamic practice. For me, it has been the discipline and the prescription of how to practice this religion. The attraction lies with the dedication as well. There’s also a fault that may be seen by others, and that is…it is practiced out of fear, the fear of entering Hell (Jahannam). This makes Islam a legalistic religion. But then again, with over 4,200 religions in the world today, you’re bound to find a fault in every one!