Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Ramadan...It's coming!!!!! ^_^



Salaaammm lovellyyy people. I am alhamdulillah in a very good mood :D

Ramadan is sooo close! I am fasting today, didn't realise it was 1st Sha'ban though when I woke up before Fajr lol. Alhamdulillah it's going ok... I know I need to really take my iron tablets before Ramadan though, so I dont get too weak.

I just wanted to post up my Ramadan goals... Last year I didn't really have any aims but I did finish reading the english translation of the meaning of the Quran and I did learn a few dua's and things but this year, I am aiming HIGH.
A few aims which I hope to achieve this Ramadan:

- Finish the Qur'an (I always attempt this but either just about make it or fall a bit short because of that time... have to work around it and make sure I dont fall behind!)

- Memorize Allah's names (preferably with meaning, I knew them before but then I went down to just knowing the arabic and now even the arabic ones I've forgotten some and just get mixed up)

- Read through the translation of the meaning of the Quran (yup I haven't read through it since last year!)

- Learn Qur'anic arabic. (A shortcourse can be found at- understandquran.com just click on short courses and go on 'English 2007' Ive had a brief skim and it looks ok.)

- Learn daily dua's (for everyday things like changing clothes, leaving the house, when it rains etc. etc.)

- Try and learn as much as I can about the Seerah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam

- Memorize a few surahs (I want to know atleast 25 of the last ones in Juz 30, I know some already, and if I can maybe a bigger one like surah Fajr, Naba, Mulk, Waqiah or something)

- I want to hold an islamic cirlce at my house a few times a week after taraweeh inshaAllah. Always great to remember Allah and be surrounded by angels, especially in Ramadan :)

- And if I can fit this in, I want to learn about the sahabah, even if I know just an overall picture of the ones most commonly mentioned

and yup that's what I aim to accomplish inshaAllah. I'm so excited! And the past couple of days have been rather great because I think I am actually learning to manage my time well. I have a to-do list and write everything big and small on it and now I have less time just sitting around thinking of something to do and more time getting through what needs to be done. And if I do have a moment of doing nothing I feel like 'time is wastinnnng...must find something to do..!' and just pick up an islamic book or something :) it's rather productive. Alhamdulillah.

May Allah help us all to make the most of the blessed month of Ramadan, accept our deeds and make us firm on the Deen. Ameen.

9 comments:

  1. InshAllah all your good deeds are accepted, and your aims are easy for you to achieve.

    Another thing you can do in Ramadan is listen to lectures. There are alot of muslim english speakers that know how to summarize issues and present it in a way that's digestible by most muslim youth. Have a look at Ammar Nakshawani's lectures or Hasnain Rajabali's on Youtube.

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  2. Ye I was thinking I forgot islamic lectures from the list but I always listen to short ones anyway, the days of sitting for like an hour everyday listening to islamic lectures has passed, I am a busy woman now lol. jazakAllah khair, inshaAllah I will check them out :)

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  3. Ramadhan is so amazing, I cannot wait!!!!

    That's a very ambitious list, Insha'allah I hope you can stick to it!

    It's definitely a huge boost to the imaan that helps us 'reset' ourselves from year we've spent. Our actions just get progressively worse over time and Ramadhan drops by just to save the day again, haha :)

    I noticed there's a lot of Ibadah there. Remember reward isn't limited to just gaining knowledge, preparing different kinds of food for iftar, visting the sick, visiting friends and family etc is just as important :)

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  4. :D lol ye.. alhamdulillah this year my emaan has reached levels I havent come across before.
    And Ramadan is just the thing we all need to go back to our Lord and re-establish that connection.

    And yup totally, will defo not neglect them acts dw ^_^. It's because them acts (apart from preparing food for iftar) are continuous throughout the year but my ibadah just floats around the same place lol.

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  5. mA...that list looks amazing! InshA you'll achieve all of them and more :)

    Best get writing my own list now...

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