Ramadan 2012: Encouraging Support

The Messenger of Allah (sws) said: “O people, a great blessed month has come upon you,[…] Whoever undertakes an act of obedience to Allah during this month with a righteous deed, it is as if he has performed an obligatory act at other times; and whoever performs an obligatory act during it is as one who performed seventy obligations at other times.[…] It is the month of goodwill, during which provisions are multiplied.” (Ibn Khuzaymah)

Assalamu Alaikum!!!

This is my favorite time of the year as Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer, and reflection, as well as a time of joy and celebration. It’s a time to cherish family, friends, and neighbors, and to help those in need. The meaning of Ramadan goes even deeper as we have been granted a chance by Allah (swt) to renew ourselves and our faith. It is truly a blessing to have this special time every year. This allows us the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with Allah (swt) and to focus on what really maters in our lives. Insha’Allah our ultimate aim is to attain Paradise in the next.

I created this blog many years back as I wanted to share my experiences as a new Muslim and one that was trying to find the focus that really matter in my life.  I stopped blogging for a very long time and so I have been busy trying to revive my thoughts and ideas back into the blog. My faith has been like a roller coaster ride with the highs and lows of different emotions.

Recently I came across a sister’s genuine idea on supporting Muslims during Ramadan through a Planner that reflects spiritual guidance and support of daily commitments we can use during this holy month of Ramadan.

I hope to post some of her ideas and how I have been able to make personal connections into my journey through faith and celebrating it through this holy month of Ramadan.

Staying Connected: Day 7

“And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out from every difficulty. And He will provide him from sources he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allâh will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allâh has set a measure for all things.” (At-Talaq 65 Versus 2 & 3)

It’s hard to believe that in just a few days we would be reaching the 10th day of Ramadan. Alhamdulillah!

Today, fasting reminded me of how one day our bodies will decay. As I was reading the Quran to my son this afternoon, we pondered on many facts of life. We want to stay young forever but the reality is that one day death will come and our bodies will decay. Moreover, fasting reminded us that our bodies being limited to eating and drinking throughout the day and how we endure this in the heat of the summer and longer hours of the day taught us how essential it is to beautify our souls through worship (ibadah).

Insha’Allah I hope your fasting is going easier.

How have you been conneccted to your fasting?

 

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