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Category Archives: Ramadan
I participated in my first ever webinar! The wonderful Amanda of MarocMama.com contacted me to participate in her great webinar series Ramadan Revealed, A Beginners Guide to Islam’s Most Holy Month. Click over to get all the information and see the upcoming guests. My topic covered preparing children for Ramadan. Tips and tricks to get kids excited, occupied, and fed through the whole month. I loved the very conversational feel of it and had a blast chatting with Amanda. You get the chance to put a voice to my blog posts — and watch me constantly fidget, no wonder where my girls get it from! Don’t mind me talking to the screen and not the camera. I was making eye contact with … Continue reading
This Ramadan I’ve been trying to incorporate more traditions for the girls. We started with moon sighting, though unsuccessful, started the ball rolling for our new Ramadan traditions. As the girls slept that night, I did some quick decorating so that they would wake up to a special surprise. I incorporated decorations that they have been making along with a couple of other items. I stress “quick”. I wasn’t super feeling the setup, but I wanted to get something up. It’s since changed a few times and will change a few more until it feels right. As for the gift sets, I wanted them to be more Muslim-y and Ramadan themed but the idea came to me while in Michaels … Continue reading
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As a little girl, I used to search the night sky trying to find the Ramadan moon. It was such a magical concept, to view the moon that would signal the start of the holiest month for all the Muslims across the world. Moon sighting is a tradition that I have longed to start with my children. This year I was determined to start. To prepare the girls and to get them excited about the event, I suggested we make telescopes to help spot the moon. Of course, the girls were all in. Supplies: Paper towel rolls, wrapping paper dowels, or toilet paper rolls Paper, stickers, markers – anything you with to decorate with Ribbon or yarn Instructions: Have your … Continue reading
There are no words that I can say myself to be more moving or influential than the words of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on the subject of Ramadan. I simply cannot read this without weeping. We are all truly blessed to have made it to another Ramadan, Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to Allah. The Prophet’s Sermon on Ramadan Baihaqi reported on the authority of Salman Al-Farsi (Radhi Allah ‘Anh) that Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) delivered a sermon on the last day of the month of Sha’ban. In it, he (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said, “O People! The month of Allah (Ramadan) has come with its mercies, blessings and forgivenesses. Allah has decreed this month the … Continue reading
Ramadan and Eid are among us! Iftaar dinners, after taraweeh desserts, and Eid feasts are all close by. Many families use Ramadan as a chance to come together to break fast. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amro ibn Al ‘Aas, narrated that a man once asked Allah’s Messenger (pbuh), ‘Which is the best [of actions] in Islam?’ He replied, “Feeding others and extending the Salaam to those who you know and those you do not.” (At-Targeeb – Saheeh) source Eid Creations offers pretty and fun table ware and party supplies specifically for Ramadan and Eid. They offer paper plates in two sizes, napkins, and balloons in a few styles that will suit many tastes. Styles vary from playful sheep or typography to classic … Continue reading
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My contributor post for AmericanMuslimMom is up! Eid is almost here! Make sure you check out my 7 Tips for Thoughtful and Creative Eid Gifts. I share my favorite tips for pulling together Eid gifts that are just as exciting to give as they are to receive.
Barakah Life is hosting a Ramadan Cookie Contest. Eid Cookies, November, 2010 Anyone and everyone (international submissions accepted!) is welcome to participate. There are two categories, traditional and non-traditional. You may submit one recipe, so pick your best! Click over to find out all the required guidelines. Hurry, submissions must be e-mailed to email@example.com by April 30, 2011 (extended!) May 30, 2011. Forgive me for not notifying you all sooner! If it makes you feel better, I haven’t started my recipe yet!
I look forward to these images every year. (photo by Muhammed Muheisen) See the rest here.
Every year we wait for this month with great anticipation. Our chance to redeem ourselves from a year of less than perfect deeds. With high spirits, we hope to achieve a greater level of God consciousness. From sun up until sun down we abstain from food and drink to focus on bringing ourselves closer to Allah. So many goals and intentions for this month. Increasing good deeds in hopes they become habits throughout the year. Extra prayers, less internet. More family visits, less isolation. Increased charity, less waste. It’s only been three days but I’ve already realized where my life needs improvement. As I work towards becoming a better person, I hope that I can also become a better mother … Continue reading
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