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July 31, 2011


Ramadan is here…

by Umm Muawiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[Okay, technically we in the Emirates still have an hour to go but it’s already Ramadan in the Far East.]

Ramadan Mubarak to everyone.

[Last year, for the first time ever, I said “Ramadan Kareem” and then I came across a fatwa of Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen (rahimahullah) stating that it is not correct to say this.]

Now what?

Well, we need to:

1) Start increasing in our ibaadah from the first MINUTE of Ramadan (that would be the Adhan of Maghrib).

2) Take it hour by hour and day by day. Don’t think about tomorrow. Think about NOW.

3) Pace ourselves so that we are in peak form by the time the last ten days roll around (Sorry, I watched too much sports as a youngster.)

4) PLAN and then act according to the plan as best as possible.

5) Try to worship Allah best in whatever situation we are in. If we are stuck in traffic for example, we could do istighfar (seek forgiveness), do dhikr (remembrance), review our Quran memorisation, listen to an Islamic lecture, etc.

Remember: Any situation can be turned into a good situation and a good situation is the one where Allah is remembered, not forgotten.

What about the blog?

Well, I need to:

– Reply to all the comments (no, I haven’t forgotten).

– Continue with the remaining series.

– Mention some common Ramadan scenarios (e.g. pregnant woman, university student, man stuck in office, woman stuck with many kiddies and even more dishes, etc)

– Put up some Ramadan lectures.

[I’ll be posting more than once a day, insha-Allah.]

Nothing special for Ramadan, you say?

Well, there is a little series I had in mind for this blog and for the Tafsir and Haafidh blogs as well.

The series will start tomorrow, insha-Allah.

May Allah make it easy for us and accept our Ramadan.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. aliya
    Jul 31 2011

    Ramadan Mubarak to u and ur family dear sister. May Allah(SWT) accept ur efforts ameen. plz remember us in ur duas.

    • Umm Muawiyah
      Aug 3 2011

      Assalamu Alaikum.

      Ramadan Mubarak to you.

      Ameen to your dua.

      Please remember me in your duas too.

      Jazakillahu kheira.


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