Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Preparing for Ramadan

It seems early to mention it, but we have only a month left to the most blessed month of the year. For some reason this has been on my mind for the past week and I have been thinking about preparation, both physical and mental.

The Sahaba would spend six months of the year waiting for Ramadan to come, and the other five months recalling the blessings of the last Ramadan and worrying that they had not made the most of it.

We have our wonderful Eids which we celebrate, but it seems to me that Ramadan, although a month to reflect, is also a cause for celebration, a mercy, an opportunity and a blessing.

I think the most important thing is to get our minds in the right place to make the most of this time, take as many blessings as possible from it and for me, teach my children about it.

A request. I would love to see your ideas, posts or any links you come across to Eid and Ramadan activities, crafts and inspiration. I’d be grateful if people would kindly leave their comments and links.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! Great minds think alike. I just posted on this and had a talk with the hubster about our plans as a family and individually.

    I'll keep checking back here for ideas and inspiration.

    ma'a salaamah,

    ha

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  2. Yeah! I've been mentally preparing for it myself! I am a bit intimidated by the fact that it starts around the time school re-opens for the kids! Waking up for sehar and school and then iftaar etc is all running thru my mind, and how I'm planning to mange it! But, I'm eagerly awaiting the beautiful feeling of the month!

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  3. Assalam-alaikam Sister HA,
    I read your post and got a good idea ffrom it (regardign the halaqa), so likewise I'll be looking to you too for ideas.

    Assalam-alaikam Sister Indyana,
    I never thought about the school thing but you are right, I'll have one going back and one starting.
    Oh the bags under my eyes are so going to get bigger.

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