Tuesday, July 10, 2012

*My Personal Ramadan Prep List*

Posted by M.S. at 4:22 AM 0 comments




We are fast approaching the end of Sha’ban, a month of preparation before the month of Ramadhan. A time to let go of things, just let it go, it’s time to weed out all those all unnecessary things, get your physical, mental and spiritual garden ready for the rain of Ramadhan blessings.  Lets welcome it with much happiness and grandeur and pray to Allah(S.W.T) to keep us all healthy and wise and to perform all the Salaah, Fasting and Good Deeds in this blessed coming month Inshallah.


The month of Ramadan, the month of blessings has come to us wherein Allah turns towards us and sends down to us this special Mercy, forgives our faults, accepts prayers, appreciates our competition for the greatest good and boasts to the Angels about us. So let us show to Allah our righteousness; for verily, the most pitiable and unfortunate one is he who is deprived of Allah's Mercy in this month.


There are lots of Ramadhan blogs and would love to enjoy reading them once I come across them on net.


Things I need to do so I am prepared for Ramadan:
Inshallah:

-Ramadan prep -mind, body and soul. 
-Pray on time all the Salaah.  Get ready for night prayers:  
Make your prayers deep, long, and meaningful! Pray as if it was your last prayer!

-To recite full Holly Qur’aan Shareef (or more)
-Wash all the Maselas (Praying mats if they are dirty)
-Prepare all Prayer garments for my family (to be washed & ironed clean)
-Make intentions for the blessed month
-Shopping list (most healthy and nutritious foods - don't forget the dates!)
-Make Cookies for Iftaar (fast breaking)
-DO NOT over burden myself

-Work on patience. I am very patient at the moment but we can all make improvements more
-More time for remembrance of Allah SWT

It is hard to believe that there are people who cook good food without even tasting it. Tasting while cooking is the most basic step while preparing any dish. You cannot proceed unless you know if the seasoning is right or not. But I must tell you, in the month of Ramadan, most of the Muslim women have this skill of cooking without tasting... by just following their instinct and other senses. I hereby dedicate this post to all the women who in spite of fasting the long hours...stand in the kitchen... taking in all the spice aromas...which is not an easy task for a fasting person and selflessly prepares awesome food for the entire family. I hope these meal prep ideas will go a long way in helping all those who either don't like to cook or who do not have enough time.

Always remembering Inshaa-ALLAH all my loved ones and the needies in my Duas with all the family members & Marhums (those no more with us).

Dua can be beautified and perfected by certain actions:

Always Dream

I want to curl up here and enjoy my leisure time with a book and cup of hot chocolate /coffee late and relax whilst the Sunshine warms me and the breeze plays through my hair.







My Dreams:)