Sunday, 29 June 2014

Ramadan Kareem 2014/1435

Assalam-alaikam everyone and Ramadan Kareem,

I hope this Ramadan is full of blessings, forgiveness and mercy. I hope that my sisters and brothers find ways to make the most of the blessed month regardless of the situation they find themselves in insh'Allah. I always find that this is a time that Allah (SWT) makes it easier for us to do good deeds, let go of bad habits and instil good new ones.

May Allah (SWT) bless this Ummah during this month with an increase in iman, with forgiveness, mercy and with the acceptance of their dua’s. May He increase the rizq (income) of the believers and make it easy for them and take away all of their hardships.

Please remember our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Burma, Palestine, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and across the world. Please don’t forget to make dua for those who are being persecuted for their faith, who are questioning their beliefs and who are alone because of their faith.

Please remember me and my family in your dua’s insh’Allah and please forgive me if I have ever said or written anything that hurt or upset you.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) declared, 'Three men whose dua is never rejected (by Allah) are: the fasting person until he breaks his fast (in another narration, when he breaks fast), the just ruler and the one who is oppressed.' ~Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi – Hasan.

You are also welcome to download my free Ramadan and Eid Planner 2014/1435 which covers:
  • Simple goal-setting for Ramadan
  • Some practical suggested activities you can undertake during Ramadan, with space to include your own actions and thoughts
  • Space to plan ahead for the month of Dhul-hajj and the Sacrifice
  • The Sunnan of Ramadan and both Eid’s
  • Deciding what you want to get out of Eid and how you can do that
  • A short reading list of useful materials on Ramadan and Eid
  • Prompts to reflect on Ramadan after the month has ended and retaining some of the benefits of the blessed month

You can also visit my Ramadan Resources and Link Love page which links to resources and information about Ramadan including religious information, recipes, crafts, children's resources and inspiration.

As always if you find something that you think I should add, please leave a comment or e-mail me (see top of right sidebar).

"Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness" ~ Qur'an 2:183

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” (Bukhari - 31:123)

Narrated Sahl: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.” (Bukhari - 31:120)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, “Allah said, ‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.’ Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarrelling and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am fasting.’ By Him in Whose Hands my soul is’ The unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.” (Bukhari - 31:128)


  1. Anonymous30 June, 2014

    Ramadhan Mubarak to you too dear sister and kindly forgive me for ever hurting you with my previous comments on your blog as that was never my intention just trying to be helpful (sorry, I am not an eloquent writer). Your sister in Islam. :)

  2. Ramadan Kareem to you and your beautiful family too!! We are planning to move to a new house after Eid, insha 'Allah, so this Ramadan is going to be busier than usual!!