Week 16 of 2021 already. Alhamdulilah. Sharing a story daily from our small world as part of the Project 365
Saturday, 17 April, 2021
The month of the Quran. The month of the revelation.
My aim for this month is to finish reading the Khatam atleast once. InshAllah. But I am lagging behind…
and a sense of desperation arises…
Trying to remind myself in this season of life I am in, I am doing the best I can.
May He accept from us all.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
My social media timelines are two ends of the spectrum. Twitter timeline is filled with calls for Oxygen and bed In Delhi while my Instagram feed is filled with beautiful home delivered Ifthar buffet, elaborate spread.
Two different situations of the same world. I am not against anyone posting anything on their own social media profiles. All I am pondering is how this pandemic has given us a glimpse in to the different strata of society, different levels of privilege.
Monday, April 19, 2021
I try to recite a few verses from the Holy Quran after the Dhuhr Salah when my younger one comes climbing on me while my elder daughter is asking for a quick snack.
My only prayer then was whatever I do in that situation, ya Rabb please accept from me as Ibadhah – whether it be reading the Quran, or playing with my younger one or making a quick easy snack for my elder one.
Ya Rabb accept from the mothers who are really struggling in all their roles and feel like they cannot catch up.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Started this beautiful book of ‘If the oceans were ink’ by Carla Power which is a book of friendship and conversations about the Quran between the author and the renowned scholar Dr Shaikh Mohammed Akram Nadwi. Just started reading this book and loving the beautiful reflections.
To read more about Ramadan Lectures and book recommendations hop on this post by me on the Muslimah Bloggers.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
This NewYork Times article has a word for the way we are feeling now at this stage of the pandemic -Languishing
Combine that with the Ramadan exhaustion, all I want to do these days is just sleep.
And then I feel upset that I am not having the time to do all the things I intended to do.
After hours of research I have finally figured out where I am mentally. pic.twitter.com/mfmt95CxiQ— Shubnum Khan (@ShubnumKhan) April 23, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
As the Covid cases are rising uphill in India, I read about it from afar and feel a deep sense of grief and sadness. Combined that with the helplessness of not being able to do enough besides a sense of rage at the apathy of elected officials.
How will we get out of this disaster? How many times will Covid knock on our own doors?
May God protect all our loved ones in India.
Friday, April 23, 2021
No online class today which means I get to sleep in the morning. Yay! Alhamdulilah simple pleasures. The deep sleep after Suhoor and Fajr is such a relaxing one. Remember that viral tweet – In Ramadan we struggle to get up for Dhuhr rather than Fajr 😁
That’s all from us this week. Hope you are all having an amazing Ramadan.❤️