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.
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).
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.
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.
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