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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Ramadan

on June 29, 2014

(Please note: This is a parody of a Christmas song, titled “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”. I encourage you to listen to the song here, so you’ll understand the rhythm of the words below.)

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Ramadan.

Everywhere you go.

Take a look at the houses at 3:10,

And that’s in the AM,

With house lights and windows all aglow.

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Ramadan.

Furious cooking in every home.

But the prettiest sight to see,

Is the dinner that will be,

Waiting at sunset, maybe even before.

 

The young kids are free and easy,

With no school to make them dizzy.

But everyone else has work and school,

And sleep seems an unattainable jewel.

So mom and dad can hardly wait

For the holiday to come again.

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Ramadan.

Everywhere you go.

Prayer, reflection, and fun,

Meet together as one,

On Eid-ul-Fitr* our best do we show.

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Ramadan

Soon the adhan* will start

So when the alarm rings,

Everyone’s up and going,

Weary in body though not in heart.

 

Many prayers do we say,

Some all night and all day,

Much do we read,

From the Qur’an to hadiths*.

And all can hardly wait,

For the holiday to come again.

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Ramadan

Soon the adhan* will start

So when the alarm rings,

Everyone’s up and going,

With a strong mind and heart, with a strong mind and heart.

 

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*Adhan – call to prayer

*Eid-ul-Fitr – the holiday following the month of Ramadan.

*Hadith – teachings of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)

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