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

Eid Mubarak From Me To You! عِيْدْ مُبَارَكْ , تَقَبَّلَ اللّهُ مِنَّا وَ مِنْكُمْ

Wishing everyone a happy, blessed, joyful Eid.

May اللهِ (God) bless us all, accept all our duas (prayers) and sacrifices of this past, mubarak (blessed) month of Ramadhaan.

Remember me and all our brothers & sisters around the world in your specials duas إنشاء اللّهُ .
آمين يا رب العالمين

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Ramadhaan

Salaam and hi everyone

As we all know, the Islamic month of Ramadhaan is here. For those who do not know about or understand this month, I’ll give a quick explanation.

Ramadhaan, in Arabic: رمضان , is the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar, and it is the month in which Muslims all around the world fast. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and Ramadhaan is the month in which the Holy Qur’aan was revealed to Prophet Muhammed (May God Be Pleased With Him).

The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.
By fasting, we mean that we begin our day by reciting the niyaah or intention for fasting and abstain from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse from dawn to dusk.

Sounds tough right?
For the most part, at first it is but then by Allah’s Grace and Mercy it becomes easier. The lesson to be learned from fasting is to learn appreciation, self control and to experience the hunger that the poor feel when they cannot afford to buy food.

This is the month in which we try to better ourselves and pray more, read the Qur’aan more, give more in charity, and spend time with our families.
This month holds meritorious blessings for us as Muslims.

On a lighter side, we do look forward to Iftaar, the time at sunset when we break our fast.
Traditionally we have kheer or almond milk, dates, steaming hot samoosas, cocktail pies, and a main meal.

Please note: after fasting all day, the first thing we do is reach for a thirst quenching drink! Food comes after that, and having stayed hungry all day, a person can’t really eat much.. So we tend to snack instead.

To all my Muslim brothers and sisters, I wish you a prosperous and blessed, fruitful Ramadhaan. Remember all of the Muslims undergoing trials and tribulations in your prayers, especially the ones in Abu Ghuraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria etc.

May Allah shower us all with His Mercy & Blessings and accept all our dua’s during this Mubarak month. May He guide us, protect us and forgive us, insha Allah (God willing).

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