This is Day Six of the 2017 #30Days30Writers Ramadan series – June 1, 2017
By Bashirah Mack
Today I was reminded that there are 33 vertebrae in the human spine.
The sum of which provide necessary support to our entire being allowing us to stand, bend, and prostrate before Our Lord.
The number of rotations I have made around the Sun. The number of years I have walked Allah’s generous Earth navigating His seasons. Seasons marked by joy and pain; life and death; birth and renewal. I approach each season emboldened by the intersecting identities of #BeingBlackAndMuslim as bestowed upon me by Al-Wahhab, The Bestower.
The number of beads on my tasbih. That of which remind me to stay in remembrance of As-Samad, The Eternal.
All praise be for Ramadan reflections at 33.
Bashirah Mack is the social media coordinator for Sapelo Square: An Online Resource on Black Muslims in the United States. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SapeloSquare.