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Monday, August 01, 2011

Ramadhan 1432 AH ~ Missing! Focus on Prayers and Devotion....


Its the first day of Ramadhan but already I see loads of people more focused on setting up stalls at the neighborhood Ramadhan bazaars!
After the fasting, gluttony takes place?
The rows and rows of stalls being set up all over the road besides the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium located near Taman Tasik Permaisuri shows that most of those who would pass off their self's as Muslims here in Malaysia have other things on their minds instead of focusing on their prayers and other acts of ibadah in the holiest month for us in the year.

Even before the onset of the holiest month for us, we can see that the departmental stores and hypermarts had already embarked on their marketing divisions to push the Eidul Fitr sales campaigns.

A typical Ramadhan bazaar
Commercialization has sort of robbed us of the Ramadhan spirit which we would be able to feel many years before.

Today, its all just sales, sales and more sales.

Living here in KL, one can't actually appreciate the presence of Ramadhan al Mubarak. Its just not prevalent anymore.

Everywhere I go, I see more and more roads turned into Ramadhan bazaars and street markets.

Feel like putting up a 'Missing' poster asking 'O Ramadhan! Where art thou?' 


Wan Sharif said...

If not for the rich.. we will not know that we are poor.. that how I look at it..

MAHAGURU58 said...

I understand your point dear brother but the topic here is regarding the extremely over commercialization taking place in Ramadhan.

I'm not that happy to see more emphasis being placed upon selling food in Ramadhan bazaars all over the nation and not that much attention being given to making the most of this month long period of redemption and repentance given by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala!

That's my reason for writing this article. Thank you.

sebenualaris said...

today i well know mahaguru... he came and take several foto at bazar ramadan at jalan pasar,PUDU, KL I'm the guy selling. KASUT,SANDAL,SELIPAR. I m proud of u mahaguru.Alhumdullah today ALLAH met me new mahaguru....