MashaAllah! Today was a happy day. Although it started off quite tearful, Alhamdulilah! #eid is usually quite a depressing time as a revert. Theres no henna on my hands or decorations on my walls. I know you only see material things here but I can’t show you my heart. I got to spend time with my hubby (working 80hrs a week is tough so its hard to get time with him). I had a drs apt thinking I needed an injection for Occupational Health but turns out they were wrong, dont need the jab so I’ve passed all checks now and im one step closer to an unconditional to be a midwife!! Oh and we got doughnuts, sugars lips and all. Happy Eid all! P.s photo does not do that beaut of a watch justice, the biggest thanks to my amazing husband. Also found that #orly flip paint nail polish in tkmaxx whilst I was out today sooo pretty :D
Simply continue your good deeds throughout this month and throughout the year. Don’t wait for Ramadan to come around again. You aren’t guaranteed to see it.
Allah is there 24/7, not just during Ramadan.
How beautiful is it that when you say “Subhanallah , Walhamdulillah , Walaa Ilaaha Illallah , Wallahu Akbar”, Allah SWT plants a tree for you in Jannah. How incredible and inviting is that. How appreciative is our Rabb that in the seconds it takes to say these words, He is building a garden and a home for us. It’s beyond comprehension. Allah wants us to go to Jannah. Thank you ya Rabb and please accept us.
That’s one way to do your gardening ;) subhanAllah.
Miracle in Gaza - Israel killed Shaima’s mother before she could give birth, but heroic doctors managed to rescue her.
Then Israel bombed the very hospital, subsequently killing her and many others.
Hospitals! Children, disabled, poorly harmless and defenseless people. There are no words.
Do you remember how big a deal it was in the media when Israel accused Hamas of this?
Do you see how the information that Hamas weren’t behind it is not being covered by the media?
Over 1,000 dead in Gaza. This was another genocidal Zionist lie.
Ramadan Revelations: Day Twenty Nine
As Ramadan starts to wind down, Here are some things that we can continue to do throughout the year:
The most obvious deed to continue is fasting because despite how long the days have been, fasting has become your second nature by now. So it’s no coincidence that we were encouraged by the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) to follow up a month of fasting in Ramadan with 6 days of fasting in Shawwal.
Now is the time to start fasting Mondays and Thursdays and the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every Islamic month. Your body is used to it and your soul craves it. But here’s something else I would add. Although we really can’t have Ramadan outside of Ramadan, which is why the fasts will feel different, we can try to duplicate the experience as much as possible. What makes Ramadan special ASIDE from fasting is the Taraweeh prayer, Quran recitation, community/family iftars, etc. Obviously the month of Ramadan also has virtues that are completely out of our control like Laylatul Qadr, the gates of paradise opened, the gates of hell shut, etc. But for the first set of things, we should try to create a similar experience. So here are my tips:
- Fast Mondays and Thursdays and the 3 middle days of the Islamic month
- Invite family and friends to fast along with you
- Organize an iftar amongst friends a few days a month that coincide with the sunnah days of fasting. This will continue to encourage one another to not let go of this habit. So rotate amongst yourselves every other Thursday or Monday, etc. This will also help build bonds for the sake of Allah and allow everyone to share in the reward of feeding the fasting.
- Be sure to pray Qiyamul layl on those nights. I’m not attaching any significance to Qiyam on Mondays or Thursdays, but Qiyam is Sunnah EVERY night and fasting is as much about feeding the soul as it is about starving the body.
- And finally on that note, be sure to read an extra amount of Quran on the days you are fasting. A person is undoubtedly more focused on his recitation and more aware while he is fasting.
May Allah allow us to be amongst the slaves of the Lord of Ramadan, and not Ramadan itself. May He grant us entry into Paradise through the Rayyan gate which is reserved only for those who excelled in fasting. Ameen.
Write-up by Omar Suleiman
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