Ramadan is here again but with a twist

Happy Ramadán

All praise to God/ Gracia A Dios/ Alhamdulillah we have been allowed to see a new Ramadan.

It seems as though I blog the most during this month. However, I made my intentions this year to blog more starting in January, but you see how that turned out right?!?

Since we are still sheltered in place. All the masaajid (Plural for masjid/ mosques / Mezquitas) are closed. Which means as a Ummah (community / comunidad) we will not be able to break our fast nor pray together. I know it’s not a big deal for some, but then again it is. That means no contact, no hugs, no midnight prayers in congregation.

During this time of month, not only do we use the time to reconnect ourselves with our Creator (Allah). We reconnect ourselves with the Ummah. It’s part of the healing process and realignment of our spiritual selves. So needless to say, we all will become creative on how we reconnect with the community

One way I plan on reconnecting with the Ummah. Is to log into as many local live webinars as possible and listen to as many beneficial lectures about our holy month of fasting.

Alhamdulillah I was invited to a Latina Quran Book Club which I am super excited about. One of my personal goals this year is to read a page of Quran a day.

I finished reading the Quran last year ALHAMDULILLAH so this year I would like to stay consistent with my reading and finish before the end of the year.

So, we have to read 15 pages a day. 😳😳🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ but hey I’m up for the challenge. Today is my day 1 for my reading and I will share some Quranic gems and things that resonated with me from this weeks reading.

This is the book we are reading from. I have had this version of the Quran on my shelf for years. Alhamdulillah.

So my plan for this Ramadán is to share not only my experience of fasting. Especially during this Corona Virus Pandemic, but I also wanted to share my recipes for iftar. I decided on the weekends I will cook ALL Puerto Rican dishes and invite family and friends to come pick up food and leave.

Today for me is Day 1 of fasting. My suhoor was simple waffles, a date, eggs, turkey bacon and my water bottle

Suhoor Ramadán Day 1

Tonight’s iftar (dinner) will be arroz con pollo, salad y Maduros. I will share that recipe and picture tonight Insha Allah.

Ramadan has 3 stages. The first 10 days are the days of mercy and blessings. The 2nd stage is forgiveness and the 3rd is emancipation from the hell fire.

So my dua for all who reads this. May Allah allow you Mercy in this life and in the next. Give you ease today and if you are fasting May he accept your fast and duas. Ameen

Gracia A todos for reading my blog and allowing me to share my thoughts and prayers with you. If you have questions about Islam or my experience or maybe Islamic terminology leave them in the comments.

Gracia y Adiocito Shareefa

Quran Challenge Day 4

Desafío del Corán Dia 4

¡Acordaos de Mí, que Yo Me acordaré de vosotros! Surah La Vaca (2:152) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Quran Challenge day 2

Quran Challenge day 2.
This verse speaks volumes to me. We as humans want to believe Allah is never around. But that is not true Allah is every where! He will never leave us. 

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My Quran/Corán Challenge 


I was challenged to post for 7 days a Quranic verse and nominate 2 people everyday. Here is day 1. This is my favorite verse from the Quran. It has gotten me through many hard times. As a reminder, it kept me aware of my environment and constantly reminded me whatever I am going through. It will pass. The blessings will come.  How do I know this? Because Allah has told me so. “With every hardship comes ease.”

Alhamdulillah!

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Short, sweet and to the point. Surah Asr


One of the shortest surahs in the Quran but one of the prolific. In tafsir Ibn Kathir it is said that the sahabah/ companions would not leave each other until they recited Surah Asr and gave Salaams (the greetings) always reminding each other to enjoin the good and forbid the evil and to have patience Alhamdulillah. 

Surah Al Asr 

وَالْعَصْرِ

إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

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1.I swear by the time,

2.Most surely man is in loss,

3.Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience.

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1. ¡Por la tarde!

2. En verdad, el hombre camina hacia su perdición,

3. Excepto quienes crean, obren bien, se recomienden mutuamente la verdad y se recomienden mutuamente la paciencia.

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Ramadan-My Reflection for day 23

Surah Mulk 67:23

قُلْ هُوَ الَّذِي أَنشَأَكُمْ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ

23.Say: He it is Who brought you into being and made for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts: little is it that you give thanks.
23. Di: Él es Quien os ha creado y os ha dado el oído, la vista y el corazón. ¡Qué poco es lo que agradecéis!

Wow today I thought it would never end. I really thought I would not make it to maghrib. I was so sleepy at work and so hungry. I really thought I was going to pass out. But Alhamdulillah I made it to 5:30pm Yay me!

Yesterday I the pleasure of breaking fast (Iftar) with a wonderful sister. She is actually my sewing student. At first I did not want to go. I was just exhausted and really just wanted to go home and sleep. BUT then I remembered reading some where about keeping your word and keeping your promise. So I changed my mind and decided to go to my friends house to break fast (Iftar).

It was the best decision I made that day. I was so happy that I went. It was nice to pray with a wonderful group of women. It was nice to feel at ease and just relax. We all knew what we were there to do. Worship Allah (Ala, God, Dios) and fellowship.

The food was good, the atmoshphere was awesome. It was the perfect ending to a long day. Alhamdulillah! At the end of the day, breaking fast with friends made realize how important it is not to lock yourself off from the world. We has humans need to interact with others. It does something wonderful to your soul. And you can feel the re awakening of your soul. It is such a wonderful feeling.

Remember, when someone invites you over do not hesitate to accept. That interaction may be the thing your soul needs to wake up!

Thank you again for allowing me to share my day of fasting. Until next time have a wonderful night.

 

Tu Hermana en Islam

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