In Malaysia, we are not only celebrating the month of Ramadhan but also today happens to be our 53rd Independance Day Celebration. Alhamdulillah. The celebrations are toned down to suit this holy month and the National Day parade and performances are held indoors at our National Stadium.
I don't think there are more excited kids out there than mine. They woke up at the crack of dawn today full of anticipation. Though, I doubt that they know exactly what Merdeka means. Merdeka means independance. To us, freedom too. We are blessed to be living in a peaceful and progressive country, free to embrace Islam as our true way of life, free from opression and I am very thankful for that.
Today is also my daughter's birthday. I pray that she will grow up to be a good Muslimah. I also pray that the world she grows up in will be a a peaceful one so that she can reach her full potential. InsyaAllah.
Ramadhan Kareem! to all Muslims out there. What is the meaning of independance and freedom to you?
~One Day at a Time~