also the month during which Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to
sunset. They refrain from eating, smoking, drinking and any refrain from
pleasurable activities. Ramadan is the month that aims to purify the soul and
bring the individual closer to Allah (SWT). Towards the end, Muslim mark the
occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, a 3 day celebration that brings Ramadan to a
available on Ramadan. For the same of simplicity, in today’s post, we will
highlight what the Holy Quran says about this blessed month.
upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become
righteous” — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183
that fasting was ordained compulsory on all Muslims and that they have to fast
if they are to stay righteous.
you only knew.” — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:184
fasting apart from blessings. Science and medicine today have all but confirmed
that there are numerous health benefits to fasting for a month in a year. It is
a great way to cleanse the stomach and also has many health benefits for the
which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of
guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him
fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other
days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and
[wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which
He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” — Surat Al-Baqarah
is that the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) during this
time. This book of guidance is an invaluable treasure trove of information on
how to live life as a good Muslim to this day.
themselves.” — Quran 16: 128
worldly desires and spend time in prayer and meditation. Fasting is a noble act
that is much beloved by Allah (SWT).
this month, which is better than a thousand months, as Allaah says…The Night
of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the
Rooh [Jibreel (Gabriel)] by Allaah’s Permission with all Decrees, there is
peace until the appearance of dawn.” — Al-Qadar 97:1-5
carries more blessings than a thousand months. Muslims spend this night in
prayer and meditation; to make dua and to seek forgiveness for past sins. There
is salvation in this night; a chance to cleansed of all sins and reborn again.
Muslims to capitalize on and earn His blessings and a way to seek salvation and
forgiveness. We should all make the most of it. Let’s all make this Ramadan the
best Ramadan yet.
How Impactful Ramadan is for the little
involve children in the beliefs, blessings, and opportunities during this
auspicious time. Even if they are not old enough to fast, you can still teach
them about why we celebrate this month and involve them in other ways. The best
way to approach this is to reveal the purpose of Ramadan from an early age.
This way your child will know the importance of the actions completed during
Ramadan and be motivated to achieve it themselves when the time does
come. It is also a great idea to teach them by involving their emotions.
When a child is emotionally invested in an activity, their motivation to
complete it is much higher.
your children the importance of charity and providing donations in order to
feed the hungry during Ramadan. It is also equally important to show them that
all good deeds – no matter how big or small – are seen and rewarded by Allah
(SWT). Any deed in Islam that benefits someone or something else is a good
deed. Remind your children that doing these deeds during Ramadan is a great
way of showing appreciation for all that they have and compassion for
those that do not have so much.
children to do one good deed every day. It’s something your child can get
involved in, even if they are not fasting, which will give them a huge sense of
importance. Give them a challenge that they have to do one good deed every
single day and make it
into a game. Everyone in the family has to do one, and
you all act out your good deed every evening together during the month of
Ramadan. Ensure you commend them and get excited about their good deeds, as
children catch onto your enthusiasm and if your showing passion about what
they’ve done, they will become all the more excited to share it with you.”
Ramadan Activities with kids
can do with your children that are great ways to occupy, inspire and teach them
about this blessed month and its importance. You may also do a Ramadan activity
or craft a day with kids based around Islamic books.
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with Ramadan theme or you can celebrate the first fast of your child by being
crafty and imaginative.
Reading or Story Telling
your kids, following recommendations might turn out quite impactful.
A Dua a day
being closer to Allah (S.W.T), Introduce your child to duas . Manage and plan
it in a journal.
way to portray your gratitude and affection to this great month. It also
emotionally inculcates affection and adoration in to the child’s innermost core.
Make a scrapbook for this Ramadan
that’s entertaining!) and Iftar time, as well as while they are fasting and
pieces of decorations used, interesting stickers, etc. to make a scrapbook
about this Ramadan. Each child should bring three mementos he or she would like