Ramadan day 13 & 14 another weekend has gone by 

Surah Mulk 67:13-14

وَأَسِرُّوا قَوْلَكُمْ أَوِ اجْهَرُوا بِهِ إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ الصُّدُور

13.And conceal your word or manifest it; surely He is Cognizant of what is in the hearts.

أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ

14.Does He not know, Who created? And He is the Knower of the subtleties, the Aware.

13. Y tanto si guardáis en secreto lo que decís como si lo divulgáis… Él es Conocedor de lo que encierran los pechos.

14. ¿No habría de tener conocimiento Aquel que ha creado y es el Sutil, al que nada se Le oculta?

Another weekend has gone by and I am falling behind on my post. Yikes! My intentions this year is to actually post ALL 30 days. Last year, I did not complete all my post and pretty much gave  up.. The posting not the fasting! lol. But you see this is the beauty of Ramadan. This is the challenge that we are given. The challenge is to challenge ourselves. To remove ourselves from our comfort zone to see if we can do something different that is beneficial to our life, to our spiritual selves. Actually, the way we live our lives during Ramadan is the way we should live our lives 24/7 365 days. The way we are during Ramadan is who we should be ALL the time.

It is a struggle is not to live a new life. The struggle is to leave your old life. When I sit and think about Ramadan and my morning routine. I am really just amazed.  During Ramadan, I eat breakfast EVERYDAY and a high protein breakfast at that. Before, Ramadan I barely ate breakfast. It’s was pretty much coffee and a croissant. I drank less water, I ate less fruit. During Ramadan I drink MORE water and I eat MORE fruit. And because of those actions I feel more energetic during the day and at night. I have a power nap during the day on my lunch break. This year I even signed up for a intensive arabic course. Which I thought would be rough, but in actuality I am so happy that I am taking the course and mentally I have not been exhausted. Actually, it has given me that extra boost of energy needed to get finish out the day because my mind is not on is it time to eat yet.

So this year I am determined to post everyday! I may be a bit slow but know my post is coming! 🙂

Have an awesome day and thank you for allowing me to share my fasting experience with you.

Tu Hermana en Islam

ALMA_ATL

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Ramadan Day 8- Mercy for all 

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 Day 8 was hard. My weekend sleeping schedule is way different than my weekday schedule. I felt very sleepy it was still a good day. The hardest part is being thirsty. All I could think about are those in the world that will go without water and food. As I broke my fast I was very thankful for the small blessings in my life. 

I pray Allah gives those who are homeless and without ease in their hardship Ameen

This is what Ramadan is about! Mercy for all. 

ALMA_Atl

 

Day 4 of Ramadan

Day 4 of Ramadan is here….I have the sweetest daughter ever. She really loves to cook. She has been getting up for the last 4 days and cooking for everyone.  Which is awesome for me, since I have been sick. It’s one less thing I have to think about in the morning. Hopefully tomorrow I will share a few recipe’s we have been using for our fast.

I have really enjoyed our early morning family get togethers. This time gives us the opportunity to share our thoughts on fasting, life, things we have read in the Quran. The family time is priceless and so memorable.  As we spoke about our fasts today I realized that maybe I need to do some teaching at home about Ramadan to my children. We all need a refresher course once in a while and today right before breaking our fast we will discuss some facts about Ramadan. As I was thinking of what to discuss  made a short list of facts I wanted to share with you as well.

10 things about Ramadan

  1. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar
  2. Ramadan is named after the word Ramda. Ramda are stones heated by the sun during summer.
  3. Ramadan is generally the hottest month out of all the Islamic months
  4. Ramadan starts at the sight of the new moon and ends at the sighting of the new moon.
  5. Ramadan can generally run from 28-30 days depending on when the new moon is sighted
  6. In Many parts of the world some people are fasting 20+ hours per day.
  7. Fasting is an ancient practice round in most ancient religions
  8. During Ramadan we increase our good deeds. Mostly by feeding people
  9. The Quran was revealed during Ramadan
  10. Ramadan is divided into 3rd : 10 days of Mercy, 10 days of forgiveness, 10 days of asking for protection from the hellfire.

So those are my 10 facts about Ramadan. If  you have any questions please leave them in the comments! And check back tomorrow for recipes and more early morning stories.

Thank you for sharing this day with me

Ramadan dua Day 3

Bismillah 

As salam alaikum 

Paz y Saludos

Hoy es el trecero día de Ramadan. Todo día, decimos un oración.  Hoy es nuevo oración. disfruta! 

Today is the third day of Ramadan. Every day we say a dua ( prayer). Today is a new prayer. Enjoy!