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Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 3

Thursday, August 04, 2011

God says in the Holy Qur’an: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you,that ye may (learn) self-restraint…Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting…”
(Al-Qur’an Chapter 2, verses 183-185

  


Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 2

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Between dawn and sunset, Muslims abstain from all food, drink and any kind of sexual contact. In addition to this physical component, the spiritual aspects of the fast include an added emphasis on refraining from gossip, lies, obscenity and in general, any sinful act

  
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AHMARROSE 8/5/2011 8:46AM

  welcome Amina
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AMINA2301 8/4/2011 12:45PM

    Jazak Allah Sister! For me, the abstaining from food and drink and sexual acts isn't the hard part..the hard part for me is the GOSSIP. I am a secretary and it is as if knowing the office gossip is somewhere in my job description. Al Hamdulilah, this job that I currently work at is not as bad as my last one, but a close friend of mine that I used to work with calls me to let off steam sometimes and I have to fight to keep from falling into the trap. Thank you so much for the reminder!

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AHMARROSE 8/4/2011 1:34AM

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Fathinsn
Tweetibear
sister Winnie
for your nice comments
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SISTERWINNIE 8/3/2011 11:30AM

    This is a great idea! Look forward to reading your posts everyday isa.

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TWEETIBEAR 8/3/2011 9:46AM

    As a Catholic christian, I really like finding out about your culture and your faith. And it is always good for any of us, of any faith, to take inventory of our spiritual selves.

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FATHINSN 8/3/2011 7:15AM

    Love it you do bits by bits about fasting and Ramadhan, day after day.

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Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 1

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins with the sighting of the new moon after which all physically mature and healthy Muslims are obliged to fast for the complete month. Fasting is done as an act of worship and obedience to Allah (God).

  
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AHMARROSE 8/3/2011 1:30AM

  thanks Tweetibear
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TWEETIBEAR 8/2/2011 10:50AM

    Have a great, spiritual and uplifting journey thru Ramadan.

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What is Ramadan?

Monday, August 01, 2011


Today we (Muslim) start our holy month Ramadan, what is Ramadan, their is a youtube video and some explanation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta8j1z5Lk
Jo&feature=player_embedded#at=42

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins with the sighting of the new moon after which all physically mature and healthy Muslims are obliged to fast for the complete month. Fasting is done as an act of worship and obedience to Allah (God). Between dawn and sunset, Muslims abstain from all food, drink and any kind of sexual contact. In addition to this physical component, the spiritual aspects of the fast include an added emphasis on refraining from gossip, lies, obscenity and in general, any sinful act.

It is common to have one meal (known as Suhoor), just before sunrise and another (known as Iftar), directly after sunset. The breaking of the fast (Iftar) usually consists of dates, following the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Ramadan strengthens the community: Muslims invite one another for the Iftar meals, and thereby create concern and friendship among neighbors, families and friends. Many people also take Iftar to the mosque and share it with the wider community, especially the poor and needy.
http://www.whyislam.org/

  
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AHMARROSE 8/7/2011 7:41AM

  hi 2BFITATLAST,
yes the fasting include the water, usually the people eat and drink before sunrise, people used to it

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SPARKLINSUE 8/4/2011 6:12AM

    Thank you, I am enjoying learning something of Ramadan, just one question, does teh fasting include water? I am just thinking of people in hot countries where it is important to stay hydrated?Please excuse my ignorance

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AHMARROSE 8/3/2011 1:32AM

  thanks Fathinsn for your comment
I do not know how can i do it

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FATHINSN 8/2/2011 1:17AM

    Salam sister, I think you did great posting this blog, informing us about Ramadhan - short but informative.

Just a suggestion - why don't you use the button "Add link" to post websites URL in your blogs? That way people can go directly to the websites from your blogs and you can see if the URLs work or not emoticon

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AHMARROSE 8/2/2011 12:57AM

  Wa alukom assalam sister Winnie,
ameen and the same here may Allah shower you all sisters with the blessings this month

salam

samar

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AHMARROSE 8/2/2011 12:46AM

  sister MOONIA
Of course you can copy it and share it in any page you want

salam

samar


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MOONIA 8/1/2011 7:32PM

    Sister AHMARROSE,
can I please copy this to my blog in my Sparkpage?
I really love it & want to share it with others

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SISTERWINNIE 8/1/2011 11:20AM

    As salam alaikum sister,

This is an excellent synopsis of the month of Ramadan. The link to the video at the beginning is not working, but the link at the bottom is working and from there you can see the "youtube" video.

May Allah, swt, shower you with blessings this blessed month.

Ma'a salama

Sister Winnie

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Hope....

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Never give up hope, this is the main ingredient to breaking a bad habit. Many people when they first start to break a bad habit (like losing weight, stop smoking, being a respectful person) they have goals, aspirations, ambitions and more importantly a PLAN!! All of these together seem like an equation of success..but then something happens. It gets hard, and you don't see immediate results, you look around and you feel like you can't do anything. You have this overwhelming feeling that pulls you down..slowly you stop exercising, start eating the cheesecake you've been craving..slowly you lose hope. Then you stop everything and return to your normal routine. But never lose hope there are people out there just like you in your same situation, and they could do it. Why not you? I guess that's what SparkPeople is for..inspiration and instilling hope in those who have lost it.

  
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INSH8P 8/13/2011 12:47AM

    You have a gentle and kind spirit to offer hope and patience for those who are struggling. I was very discouraged at times, but with thoughts such as yours, I found myself, and began to improve.

Blessings to your large and generous heart to write these uplifting words.

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HONEYFULL 7/9/2011 12:42PM

    How true ! This is what SP is for. emoticon

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SISTERWINNIE 7/8/2011 1:57PM

    As salam alaikum sister,

So true, we start out with such lofty goals and plans, then along the way we become detoured due to circumstances (some within our control and some beyond). Then we have to try harder to get back to our main road and back to our goals.

We shouldn't be upset with ourselves for these little detours, they will happen to all of us and getting upset could lead to depression and failure. Instead, just accept the detours in life and develop strategies to recognize them and deal with them.

I think SparkPeople allows those of like minds and goals to come together in a supportive community. You are able to connect with sisters who are at different stages along their "roads". Some near the end, some at the beginning, some in the middle. No matter where one is along her road, she can always receive support from her fellow sisters and even more importantly, provide support, as truly by helping others you end up helping yourself.

The key to our success ultimately lies in asking Allah, swt, for His help and guidance. May we all turn to Him always.

Ma'a salama

sister Winnie



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