The Arrival Of The Beautiful Month, Ramadhaan 1442AH

It’s the last day before Ramadhaan begins around the world, and though many of us are on Lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, preparations for the fasting month has long since begun or it should have.

The Preparations

Preparations are normally to be understood in the area of making food, and to a degree, that understanding would be right.

However, preparations should also include the practice of readying one’s spiritual self for the upcoming blessed month.

Shabaan is a month in which many of our predecessors would ready themselves for this Holy Month by fasting, increasing their Tilaawat (recitation of the Qur’aan) and Zikr ( remembrance of Allah through praising Him).

Decor

Many of us would be spring cleaning our homes, and perhaps even putting up some decor in an effort to bring in some of the atmosphere of Ramadhaan.

Ideas for decor can range from wreaths to prints in frames, lanterns strategically placed in certain areas of your home, perhaps a drinks trolley stacked with a Zam Zam water decanter and glasses with an assortment of dates nearby… fresh flowers are always a treat and a way to bring in some outdoor beauty.

Here are some ideas for decor from a few YouTube vloggers that I follow:

Leena from ‘With Love,Leena’ has done a really lovely set up for her table using a color scheme of black, gold & white. It looks really great. With love, Leena’s vlog.

Next up is ‘Forever Imanee’. I loved her set up for Ramadhaan. Forever Imanee’s Vlog.

Check out Simply Jaserah, Sara_Why , Un Hogar Tradicional, justbriyonce & As.Inspiration as well for some amazing decor.

I got really inspired and perhaps I may just do something, so keep an eye out on my Instagram feed for updates. It’s never too late to put up some decor after all.

Are you decorating your home?

Share your tips and ideas with us in the comments.

Why is Ramadhaan so important in Islam and to Muslims?

Ramadhaan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.

It is one of five pillars of Islam.

It is during this month that the Holy Qur’aan was revealed and it is during this month that Muslims are commanded to fast from dawn to dusk every day, until the New Moon of Shawwaal is sighted, which signifies the end of the fasting month, as well as the day of Eid Ul Fitr.

Fasting teaches us empathy, compassion, will power, restraint & abstinence.

My well wishes for you.

I wish you all a blessed Ramadhaan, filled with beauty, joy and strength. May Allah SWT bless you all and keep you safe during this pandemic and accept all our fasts, prayers and charity.

My gift for you:

Everyone seems to need a little help in planning their time during Ramadhaan and I have designed some planning pages for you, for free!

Just click the link below to download.

Ramadhaan Fasting Tracker/ Calendar
Qur’aan Tracker

If you do download it, so leave a comment on your thoughts about these pages.

Enjoy, insha Allah.

Wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Upcoming Events

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

The following are events taking place from this week.

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6th & 7th June 2014
Saaberie Chisty Family Fete
Ext 6
Lenasia

7th June 2014
Indoor Winter Fest Market
Baitun Noor Hall
Lenasia

National Qiraa’ah Competition:

Wed 4 June: Lakefield, Masjidul Ansaar, After Ishaa

Thurs 5 June: Bosmont, Bosmont Masjid, After Ishaa

Fri 6 June: Roshnee, Masjidun Nur, After Ishaa

Sat 7 June National Qiraa’ah Competition Gauteng Edition, Nizamiye (Turkish) Masjid, Midrand, After Asr

Sheikh Abdullah Dawud, who lives and teaches Qiraa’aat in Malaysia, is the National Qari of Tanzania (2010) and has shared platforms with prominent Egyptian reciters such as Qari Ahmad Naeena, Qari Farajallah As -Shadhili, and many other Qurraa from all over the world.
For more info (and with regards to the Qiraat competitions) pls contact 0832773216 or chairman@quranunion.co.za

Eid Shopping Festival
19th to 22nd June 2014
Coca Cola Dome
Northgate

6th July 2014
Ramadhaan Home Industry Market & Fashion Show
Nurul Islam Hall
Lenasia

Halaal Nail Polish

اسلام عليكم و رحمةالله وبركاته

With fashion playing such a huge role in many a Muslimah’s life, companies have begun to come up with ways to entice us with the wearing of nail polish.

Now we know as Muslims, that nail Polish is not allowed due to the fact that it prevents water from touching the cuticles and the nail itself.

As a common everyday person, it is my understanding that 90% of things that adheres to another thing, has a bonding agent and in order for the bonding agent to do its purpose, it needs to be water proof.

So I got a bottle of both ‘halaal’ nail polishes, one by Inglot and one by Aquarelle, and I’ve done a simple home test on toilet paper.

After applying 2 coats of nail polish on to the toilet paper, as is instructed on the boxes, I let it dry thoroughly.

I then applied some water droplets on to the painted areas and waited to see if it would penetrate the nail polish.
And I waited… And waited … And waited…

About an hour and 15 mins later, the drops had dried up.

It did not penetrate through the nail polish at all.

So my dear sisters, I beg of you to not put your imaan, cleanliness and accepted prayers at risk.

I know some people will disagree with my findings, and that’s fine.

But this is the proof I needed. And I got it.