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Ramadan Tip # 1 – Lists! July 13, 2013

Posted by Msfatima in Ramadan, Reflection.
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Alhumdullilah, we’re well into day four of Ramadan. Most of us probably have made a schedule for ourselves and come into the month with so many things we want to accomplish — more ibadah (worship), duaa (prayers), and Qur’an. Yet many times we might find ourselves overwhelmed and by the end of day realize we didn’t accomplish what we set out to do.

My tip? Make lists.

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Have an overall list for your larger Ramadan goals and daily lists for short term goals that you want to accomplish in one day. A few years back someone made a Ramadan checklist that has some pretty nifty items you can check off: “Made one Muslim smile…Went to sleep without ill feelings in my heart for another Muslim” and of course the mandatory 5 prayers with the sunan, reading Qur’an with reflection of meaning, etc.

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The Ramadan checklist helps you organize your Ramadan days and achieve a lot more tasks. Right now, we’re all in the Ramadan high. Our imaan is pumped and we’re on top of the world. Though as the days move closer into the middle of the month, the imaan level begins to dip. But if you use this checklist on a daily basis, it can help you remain consistent with good deeds that you can carry on into non-Ramadan months, insha’Allah.

So tell me some of your Ramadan tips for staying spiritually organized in Ramadan?

The End is the Beginning January 11, 2009

Posted by Msfatima in Islam, Life, Qur'an, Reflection.
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I have completed my Taleem al Quran course. It was more then just sitting down and learning the tafsir of the Holy Book, it was feeding my soul with what it had always wanted, it was a journey of spiritual fulfillment. I had never expected it to be like this, my presumptions before and my thought process now are two different entities. I am a changed person. My heart beats, my limbs move, I do what I do for the pleasure of Allah.

One chapter of my life is closed, another begins. The knowledge I gained is now an obligation upon me to pass on. What I yearned to learn from the Quran, I should yearn to teach others in the same manner. This is the beginning of another road where I will come in contact with people from all walks of life, some who will accept the message, and some who may not.

In the Quran, within Surah Ash-Sharh V5-6 it says, “For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” With one hardship comes two eases. This is a truth in life, an example of this is an illness I suffered and in the end I came back fully recovered and with a fresh perspective on life. Allah will help, He helps all those who go out in His path and struggle for His Sake.

I hope Allah accepts all that we have done for His Deen and that Allah admits us into His mercy, Jannat Al Firdous.