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 to what is acceptable…” (2:233)

Madinah - Tha Prophet's Land

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 months… On a night, 1400

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 is an extra vigour for

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. L. Mr. L was the

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 and dates are cut in

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 forward 3 years later and

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 slowly add in the rice