Alhamdulillah, Ramadan is finally here! The weather has been quite cool mashaAllah – quite a lot of rain actually. I do feel for those who are fasting in the heat.
I thought it might be difficult to fast this year as I am breastfeeding baby Y. But alhamdulillah it hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be. I just get thirsty and tired but apart from that I’m okay alhamdulillah.
In terms of home ed, R made a Ramadan calendar (jzk ummrashid, I completely forgot to let her do one until I read your blog). R is moving on with her memorisation mashaAllah. She just completed a new long surah in juz tabarak mashaAllah which she is really happy about. And we do our normal revision. MashaAllah, she has fasted the whole day today. I didn’t think she could do it but actually she seemed to complain more last year when she fasted her very first fast than this year even though this year is much longer. She says she wants to fast the whole month but I don’t think I’ll let her. Maybe a few days here and there inshaAllah. How do you deal with young children and fasting? Do you let them fast the whole month? We are also reading quite a few Islamic books and discussing the lessons within them.
After iftar, I am enjoying a wonderful series on www.huda.tv called ‘One Step Closer’. Its about practical steps we can take to move closer to Allah (Swt). I love huda during Ramadan. If you can, check it out – they have some amazing lectures on there. And unlike Islam Channel, there are no women without hijab and no music! Alhamdulillah.
And thats about it. I’m really enjoying this Ramadan so far alhamdulillah. It really brings me back to why I became a Muslim – that there is a Creator and that we have been made to serve and please Him. Alhamdulillah for being a Muslim.