Skip to main content

Spiritual | Welcome Ramadan

It’s been confirmed that Ramadan will start tomorrow night (first fast on Thursday). Im excited for Ramadan this year as with every year because Allah knows how much I need the spiritual uplift to kickstart me into good habits again. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t quite apprehensive as well this year. 

Last year was my first Ramadan with a newborn, this year it’s with a teething, fussy eating, tantrum throwing 1 year old (whoever said newborns are hard work lied, it gets harder as they start to understand more, test their boundaries more and start to move around more). I spent the whole day cleaning and doing laundry so it’s one less thing to do as we go into Ramadan. 

My goals this year are pretty basic, to pray on time every time, recite as much Quran as possible, to only expose my daughter to Islamically beneficial entertainment (songs, books, toys & cartoons) and to practice patience (any parents of babies/toddlers will tell you how patience wears thin). I kept it simple but realistic and achievable, anything more I got out of this month will be a bonus and I won’t be disappointed if I find I can’t do as much as I have been able to do in the past.

I won’t be able to go to the mosque for taraweeh because I have a baby, but I’m hoping I don’t miss out on the spiritual benefits of this month, I pray it doesn’t just pass me by and I can make the most of it.

To all my readers...Ramadan Kareem x

Popular posts from this blog

I Took My Driving Test!

Salaam all, I recently took my practical driving test and I thought I would share my thoughts and feelings of that day with you inshaAllah. On Wednesday the 18th I had my driving test. I had practiced all  I could and now the rest was down to Allah swt. I tried to keep myself calm by telling myself that whatever happens it is Allah's will and if I don't pass then maybe this time I wasn't supposed to. As I stood for Taraweeh that night my heart was pounding as I asked Allah to keep me safe on the road and also for me to pass. After praying I felt a lot calmer and soon enough fell asleep. Woke up for Suhoor, prayed Fajr and tried to go back to sleep. All I could think about was how much I wanted to pass, not because I really want to drive or anything, but just because taking lessons was taking up a lot of my time and money that I could spend on other things. As well as taking up my parents time and my uncle's. I got a couple of hours of sleep and woke up bright and

Hijab Style's To Suit Your Face Shape

So you're trying to follow a hijab tutorial but your hijab just doesn't look like the person doing the tutorial, you get frustrated because you can't get it right. Well to be honest I don't think it's so much you getting it wrong, it may just be that the hijab style being demonstrated looks better on the person doing the tutorial due to the shape of that person's face. Just like when you need to get a haircut, when styling your hijab, you have to consider the shape of your face. I've had many people tell me that hijab doesn't 'suit' them because their face is too round, or their cheeks are too chubby, which is the reason why they don't wear hijab, in my opinion hijab suits everyone, you just have to figure out how to wear it to suit you. Contrary to what many think, hijab wasn't prescribed to make you look 'ugly' it is to make you look modest. In this post I have tried to look at some face shapes and find some hijab style i

10 tips for your online hijab company

Assalaamu alaikum all! I have been having idea's about this post for a while but just didn't how to get my thoughts together so I'm not sure if this will be any good but here it goes anyway! So I don't run an online business of my own, I don't have a marketing degree nor am I an expert in running businesses but I've done my fair share of online shopping and have done reviews for online companies so I will give some tips from a consumer point of view inshaAllah, but please remember these are merely my views and not guaranteed to work Tip 1: Be Unique Do your research and check out other companies out there. At the moment the number of 'online hijab companies' have been growing and there are sooo many companies selling the exact same scarves & accessories claiming to be unique. If you want to be successful think up something different or take a unique angle on the hijab business idea. Brainstorm, pilot your ideas, find out what really