Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Ramadan Journal 2017: Day 8 - Read

I have quite a lot of reading and book reviews to catch up on, but during Ramadan I tend to drop all of these in favour of reading the Quran.  This year I am starting to fall behind with work, housework, meal preparation and trying to catch up on sleep taking over my life.  I am hoping to catch up on my days off insh'Allah.

One thing has been different this year, I have always wanted to read the Quran in the original Arabic and understand what I am reading, but this year the yearning has grown into a keen desire to learn insh'Allah.  A few years ago I did the Arabic throught the Quran course for sisters and loved it.  I dropped out midway when I returned to work (I was on maternity leave when I started), but it means I recognise some words and phrases as I read the Quran and it is so gratifying alhamdulillah.

I make dua that I can gain some insight into the wisdom and the miracles of the Quran and that it benefits me and my children insh'Allah.


  1. Assalamualaikum dear sister umm salihah. I pray that your journey towards reciting and understanding the Quran will be blessed by Allah. Take care and with love from Malaysia

  2. Anonymous07 June, 2017

    Assalam aleykoum dear Umm Salihah,
    MachaAllah, I'm going through the same process: wanting to read Quran (at least!) regularly during the month and struggling with work, housework, meals (even if I keep it simple most of the time), kids (and numerous waking during the night...). Somedays, I feel like I just have time to make my prayers and some duas after all my chores, and then I try to sleep for one hour or two.
    I try to keep in mind that all these duties, chores, and care to the kids are also blessings from Allah, al Hamdoulillah.