“The steed of this Valley is patience; without patience the wayfarer on this journey will reach nowhere and attain no goal.”
“Glory be unto Thee, O Lord my God! I beg Thee to forgive me and those who support Thy Faith. Verily, Thou art the sovereign Lord, the Forgiver, the Most Generous. O my God! Enable such servants of Thine as are deprived of knowledge to be admitted into Thy Cause; for once they learn of Thee, they bear witness to the truth of the Day of Judgment and do not dispute the revelations of Thy bounty. Send down upon them the tokens of Thy grace, and grant them, wherever they reside, a liberal share of that which Thou hast ordained for the pious among Thy servants. Thou art in truth the Supreme Ruler, the All-Bounteous, the Most Benevolent.
O my God! Let the outpourings of Thy bounty and blessings descend upon homes whose inmates have embraced Thy Faith, as a token of Thy grace and as a mark of loving-kindness from Thy presence. Verily, unsurpassed art Thou in granting forgiveness. Should Thy bounty be withheld from anyone, how could he be reckoned among the followers of the Faith in Thy Day?
Bless me, O my God, and those who will believe in Thy signs on the appointed Day, and such as cherish my love in their hearts—a love which Thou dost instill into them. Verily, Thou art the Lord of righteousness, the Most Exalted.”
tamila zeinalova/left (kyrgyzstan): I always hoped to have more of spiritual kind of challenges to think about during the Fast rather than concentration my hunger. This year around, I experienced it oh so well … food? what food?
mauricio dumet/right (atlanta, usa): There have been so many changes this past year! Some hard and challenging, some precious and exciting. The only constant has been my family and their support through thick and thin, showing how strong and united we are despite the fact that we are all spread around the world. I am grateful for them, for all our love and countless blessings and because we keep growing, together.