Aslamalaikum and hello everybody. Just a quick note to congratulate everyone for this Ramadan and wish you all the best. Do let us know how you’re getting on.
Unfortunately, I have been busy of late and have been unable to keep the site updated. I do have a tip however for you, which I have been following myself so far.
To complete the entire Quran in the month of Ramadan, read approximately 4 pages before or after every prayer. There are 30 sections in the Qur’an and 8 days into Ramadan, I have completed 8 sections. Give it a try.
For those who like the extra challenge, consider reading 4 pages before and after each prayer to complete the Qur’an twice in Ramadan . Keep me in your prayers.
My daughter hurried over to me this morning and pleaded to play Snakes and Ladders. We have one of those big tin of 50 games in 1 box where there are minature versions of all the good games and full sized versions of boring ones. Unfortunately the Snakes and Ladders game was a minature version too, so we set off to make our very own version.
The kids had a lot of fun helping and they’re downstairs now competing to colour the print, knowing that the best coloured one (no colouring outside the lines!) will be laminated.
Total time: 15 mins Funnometer: 95%
>> Snakes and Ladders printable template
Earlier in Ramadan, I wrote a post about the physical detox benefits of Ramadan. As we approach the last 10 days of Ramadan however, I want to turn our attention to the spiritual detoxification opportunity within Ramadan.
Ramadan comes once a year and with Satan shackled we have an opportunity to remove remnants of innate ills within ourselves. A friend of mine told me that a scholar was asked why there were still people doing immoral or evil activities during the month of Ramadan if Satan was shackled (Good question). The scholar responded Continue reading
Children are one third of our population and all of our future. ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981.
Imagine a family in a village struck by drought and food shortage. The scarcity of necessary resources compels the father to take his wife and 4 children, with their belongings to travel to a place where they will have the remote chance of survival or atleast be fed a meal with clean drinking water.
They take an ardious and gruelling journey in the cover of darkness to avoid the scorching sun during the day, resting in shade where possible but often having to bear the heat and keep moving. Continue reading
The first 10 days of Ramadan are said to be the days of Mercy, during which mercy is sought from Allah. We are well into the next 10 days of Ramadan, which are the days of forgiveness. Thus in these 10 days we are encouraged to seek forgiveness from Allah for our Continue reading
This morning I slept through the time for Sehri (pre-dawn meal) and I had learned earlier in the month that if one sleeps through then he should keep the fast, as he/she intended to kept the fast before retiring to bed.
Thus, I kept the fast and I must say that I felt quite Continue reading
Yesterday I mentioned that I sometimes read the Qur’an using my iPhone app and that got me briefly thinking about the content of today’s post, namely Religion and Technology. Even here on the MyRamadan blog and am sure there are countless other bloggers who are using the web as an expression of faith and dialogue.
A simple search for Islam in the Apple app store reveals 599 Continue reading
In the UK, Ramadan tends to largely manifest itself in mosques and local shops and supermarkets.
In the mosques, there are larger crowds of people, eager to gain the rewards of this blessed month and of course the stock piles of dates available in all local shops and supermarkets bears testimony to the arrival of Ramadan.
The real change happens within ourselves and homes. An inward yearning to become closer to God encourages us to read the Qur’an, to reflect and ponder on the meaning of our lives and our relationship with God.
The family is re-united at meal times and patience and gentleness with one another becomes the norm. Social ambiance prevails amongst friends and the community at large, with friendly smiles and greetings of peace.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’m going to and share with you some magical moments in the lives of ordinary people around the world during Ramadan.
Click here to see Ramadan around the world.
If you’re coasting, you’re either losing momentum or else you’re headed downhill.
This Ramadan and to be honest every Ramadan I intend to read a section (Juz) of the Qur’an each day. There are 30 sections in the Qur’an, so by reading a section day, I would complete the reading of one Qur’an a month.
Whilst I intend to do this every year, a missed day here or there ends up me being lucky to get past 5 sections in the whole month. Previously I have excused myself because of atending the taraweeh prayer, but this year I have categorically intended to my absolute best. So far Continue reading
A full week has now passed since Ramadan began and many of us would have, by now tamed the desires of the stomach (or are still trying). The stomach is the first thing I think of when I hear about Ramadan, busy in finding the perfect food combination that would get us through the day. However, soon enough, we stop feeling hungry during the day and we learn to move a little slower or talk a little less, intuitively conserving energy and only expending it where necessary. Our bodies become Continue reading