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Ahlan Wasahlan Ya Ramadhan!







The 'pakcik' (Uncle-- I dunno his name) had announced that tomorrow will be the first day of Ramadhan of which Muslims in Malaysia and around the world will have to fast for 30 days -- throughout the month (of Ramadhan).


21 JULY 2012 (SATURDAY)



What is Ramadhan and what is fasting during Ramadhan? 

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.

Fasting during the month of Ramadan (also spelled Ramadhan, Ramzan, Ramadhaan), is one of the five pillars of Submission (Islam in Arabic). In the month of Ramadan, submitters (muslims / moslems) fast from dawn to sunset (if able). While fasting (seyam / saum / sawm) during Ramadan, the individual refrains from eating and drinking and practices continence. It is a time of worship and contemplation and to fulfill God's commands and grow one's soul. A time to strengthen family and community ties, and be on our best behaviour. [SOURCE]






[Quran 2:185] Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein.


As usual, like what had been practised since years ago, my resolution for this Ramadhan (of this year) is to finish the Quran within 30 days. InsyAllah...

Sounds impossible to finish the 600 (Al-Madinah Quran 604) pages of Quran in a tarteel (slowly and in proper manner) recitation within a month?

Here's a good way...

If you divide 600 pages by 30 days in a month, you get 20 pages to complete in a day, or roughly one Juz’ (1/30th of the Quran).

20 pages per day may sound a lot, but what if you divide it by the 5 daily prayers? You’ll only have to read 4 pages before/after every solah.

So, if you can read only 4 pages of Quran after every solah, you can complete reciting the entire Quran in 30 days! [SOURCE]


Yeah... this is the idea. If you do this without fail, InsyAllah you'll achieve the target and khatam (finish till the end of the Quran) at the end of the month.

However, I'm practising this idea quite differently where I read about 7-10 pages after each Solah. This is because as a woman, there are times where that 'red thing' will come out during the menstruation period. When this time comes, we are not allowed to fast nor to read the Quran. Therefore, the reading progress will stopped for about a week time before we can start fasting; and reading the Quran again. This would make me unable to finish it within the time. That's why I read more pages each day...

Sounds interesting right?? Yes, indeed! Try it and figure out how it feels...

*Sunat ibadah does not stop at reading the Quran only. There are many other things you can do to get your fasting days occupied -- so that you won't feel tired and bored throughout the day. Read on things to do during Ramadhan [CLICK HERE]



 
'Date' / Kurma / Tamar~~ ;p



 
Happy Ramadhan al-Mubarak. May ALLAH bless us...



Let's see this video:

Her English is good! :)




Further reading:

Psychological Benefits of Ramadhan

Medical Benefits of Ramadhan

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