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Time for a Survey…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Yes, it’s time for a survey.

I’ve had polls in the past as well as feedback forms. This time it’s a 10 question survey about Islam and YOU.

Why am I asking these questions?

Well, in order to answer that, I need to start from the beginning.

I’ve spoken to a lot of sisters in the past, alhamdulillah. Many of them tell me their issues.

Today, I spoke to a couple more and I have definitely noticed a pattern.

So, I thought I would ask all of you to take a survey because:

1) I would like to see if there really is a pattern.

2) Your input is anonymous. I won’t know who you are (unless I already know who you are and you write so many details that I figure it out!)

3) I’d like to hear from the brothers as well.

I would really appreciate it if you could participate in the survey.

However, the poll is rather personal, so if you don’t feel comfortable answering such questions, I understand.

I’m planning to go through all your answers and prepare a series of posts that answer any issues you might have, insha-Allah.

Here’s the survey:

Please be honest.

Jazakumullahu kheira for your help.

PS. You may send this survey link to anyone you wish. Perhaps they might want to take part, insha-Allah.


Countdown to Ramadan: Choosing the second habit

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Remember that we wanted to work on a whole bunch of habits?

We even started a special blog just for that purpose.

We chose to start with staying up after Fajr.

That challenge was supposed to last for 21 days.

As those 21 days are almost up, it’s now time to choose the next habit that we want to work on.

What would you like it to be?


8 more weeks to go…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Yes, just 8 more weeks to go before The Greatest Month is here.

I have a feeling that, like me, you find it both depressing and exciting.

Depressing – because we haven’t prepared much for it.

Exciting – because we all love Ramadan.

So, what do we need to work on during these 8 weeks?

Well, to summarise my previous posts, we need to:

1) Improve the quality and quantity of our salaah (prayer)

2) Increase the amount of time that we spend with the Quran

3) Improve our Arabic so that we benefit from both points 1 and 2 above

4) Make up any missed fasts or start doing some voluntary fasts (for those who have no missed fasts to make up)

5) Improve our health and fitness

6) Learn the fiqh of fasting and other aspects of Ramadan (for those who haven’t done so already)

In case you’re wondering why I didn’t mention “improve our character”, that’s because I personally believe that Points 1, 2 and 4 will help do that. However, that’s a topic for a later blog post, insha-Allah.

That’s just a short list of some of the things that we need to work on.

Insha-Allah, I will try to go over all of them in more detail in future posts.

A question for all of you: Is there anything else that you’d like me to cover? If so, please let me know, insha-Allah.

I’ll have more time starting from next week so I plan to:

a) Dedicate the next two months solely to all the Ramadan series, meaning that I won’t be putting up the websites/books/articles/lectures that I usually do.

Your thoughts? Look, if you want me to continue putting them on this blog, then just say so.

As I’ve said before, this is not my blog, rather this is our blog so your opinions do matter.

b) Finish all the pending series, insha-Allah.

c) Write in more detail about various scenarios e.g. how pregnant women can benefit from Ramadan or how those that work and study at the same time can find time for the ibaadah (worship) during Ramadan.

Any more ideas?


Feedback time…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Yes, it’s poll time again.

Why? Because I’d like your input on how we can improve this blog.

Of course, you could just ignore it. However, that would mean you just take (i.e. read) and do not give (i.e. comments and suggestions). We should be givers not just takers, remember?

I would really appreciate it if all of you would take 5 minutes out of your time to answer the following questions.

Jazakumullahu kheira.

Question No. 1

Question No. 2

Question No. 3

Question No. 4

[I debated whether or not to add the following questions because I have no control over the quality of posts. I write whatever I feel like writing.]

Question No. 5

Question No. 6

Question No. 7

Question No. 8

Question No. 9

Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the blog? Or any constructive criticism regarding the posts? If so, please fill out the feedback form below.

Please don’t think of any suggestion as being too small. I take any feedback very seriously.

Once again, jazakumullahu kheira for taking the time out to answer the questions.


It’s Poll time…

Assalamu Alaikum.

As most people seem to dislike leaving comments, I had to find another technique to get your views (especially as we are deadlocked at 3-3 with regards to Project Recover Ramadan.)

Poll No. 1

Poll No. 2