breastfeeding in ramadan

Breastfeeding during Ramadan

Islam gives great importance to breastfeeding. It is considered a right of the child to be breastfed.  Allah says in the Holy Qur’an. “Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete years for whoever wishes to complete the nursing (period). Upon the father is the mother’s provision and their clothing according…Continue reading Breastfeeding during Ramadan

Madinah - Tha Prophet's Land

Madinah

  An Oasis land, The land where the Beloved lies, under the Green Dome. The land where a third of revelation gushed forth. The land which imbues an aura of serenity and calm. The land which gives a sense of peace to the believer. The land which is a piece…Continue reading Madinah

Laylathul Qadr – A poem

Ramadan 28, 1437. July 3, 2016 Laylathul Qadr As the angels come in groups of seventy thousand each, with whispers of ‘Peace’ to the believers standing in remembrance of their Lord… Peace shall fill this transient earthly abode until the break of dawn… On a night better than a thousand…Continue reading Laylathul Qadr – A poem

Role of parents in inculcating Deen in children

17th Ramadan 1437. 22 June, 2016 Role of a parent. It was October of 2006. My first Ramadan away home. Just two months since I joined college. I was the only one in my class who was fasting. Most of my friends didn’t know what Ramadan was. Completely different from…Continue reading Role of parents in inculcating Deen in children

Ramadan of my childhood

Ramadan 16, 1437. June 21,2016   Ramadan of the past. Growing up in Doha, Ramadan has always been a ‘festival’. The entire place has a transformation. There is really an aura of peace and tranquillity. In our household of six, Ramadan is always the favourite month of the year. There…Continue reading Ramadan of my childhood

10 ways to entertain a 10 month old while cooking 

Ramadan post – 8   (June 13, 2016. Ramadan 8, 1437)   Every mother who has an infant or toddler knows how difficult is it to prepare food for ifthar with a baby hanging on to you for attention. Especially since ifthar has to be prepared at the exact time…Continue reading 10 ways to entertain a 10 month old while cooking 

To Sir, With Love

June 12 , 2016. Ramadan 7, 1437 I have just started reading the Quran for the month. Target is to complete it at least once,  Insha’Allah. Looking back to the first person who taught me the Arabic Alphabets, then words and finally reciting and memorizing from the Quran – Mr.…Continue reading To Sir, With Love

Ramadan traditions

Building our Ramadan traditions

Our first Ramadan together as a family. I am busy preparing for Ifthar. Fries and Juice.  He was cutting all the fruits. Little girl is having her floor time. She has just mastered crawling. The food is arranged on the table. Little girl’s high chair is also put together. Watermelon…Continue reading Building our Ramadan traditions

6 tips for balancing ramadan and motherhood

6 tips for balancing Ramadan and motherhood

RAMADAN OF PAST Three years ago this is how my Ramadan was. Alhamdulilah. For all 30 days, I completed all what I set out to do. That was during my pre-motherhood,  pre-pregnancy, pre-marriage, pre-engagement days. In short,  I was single and free with no responsibilities. Alhamdulilah. RAMADAN OF PRESENT Fast…Continue reading 6 tips for balancing Ramadan and motherhood

Ramadan memories – 2

2 Ramadan 1437, June 7th 2016 (Insha’Allah planning to do a small write – up for everyday of Ramadan. More as a memoir for my little one) My baby is trying to stand by holding onto the furniture or stool or anything she gets for her height. Today she tried…Continue reading Ramadan memories – 2

Ramadan

Ramadan memories

1st day of Ramadan 1437 – June 6th, 2016 In every Malabar household, Pathiri is the staple diet for Ramadan. Not making pathiri for Ramadan is like having an incomplete  ifthar! Pathiri making is a laborious,  technique sensitive process. The first part is making the dough. Boil hot water and…Continue reading Ramadan memories