I am so super excited! Insha ALLAH, tomorrow will be the beginning of Ramadan. Ramadan is my favorite time of year. I absolutely love fasting, I haven't fasted all year since last Ramadan so I get such a joy out of it. I love how we sustain from food and beverages and worldly things. Although, I'm sure it will be harder if I cleaned the house inside out or had a gruelling job. Al-humdulillah, I am so thankful that I have been a Muslim for almost 4 years, insha ALLAH, this will be my fourth Ramadan and I'm hoping I will have the oppurtunity to sleep less, read the Quran more and do good deeds, insha ALLAH. I know it's difficult for a lot of people but can you imagine for a moment, the most unfortunate people in the world have to go through these trials almost everyday. Subhanna ALLAH, we have to be so thankful for all that we have and all that ALLAH has done and given us.
|View Of My Backyard|
The canola is growing everyday, masha ALLAH
I'm hoping ALLAH(swt) will help me with some meal ideas. I've been struggling with meal ideas for about a month, I don't know how it's different now than it was before. If anybody reads this and has a delicious recipe they would like to help me with, please, let me know!!! I have got to make harira,
|Moroccan Khobz - Recipe By Cooking With Alia|
I am hoping to fast almost everyday this year, if I don't, it's because my milk supply is getting low. I plan on drinking water.. lots of water at night and I heard fenugreek increases the flow but I don't know where I can get it around where I live. I think it's a herb but I don't think I can find it at a supermarket - Perhaps Nutters might have something so that's how I want to increase my milk supply. This is my sons second Ramadan insha ALLAH. He didn't have to eat solids last year - I suppose the one thing that might be difficult is feeding my son his daily meals. They aren't so tempting but I am going to be digging in the fridge often.. I eat a lot anyway so I should try to contain myself.
The other thing I'm a bit devastated about is the fact that I can't watch the Olympics during the day. THE OLYMPICS, The event that only happens once a year!!!!!!! I waited 4 years just to miss the Olympics. I actually don't have satellite but I was hoping it would be on TV or I will have to watch it on my slow internet.. desole for me but it's what ALLAH wanted. I became a Muslim a little bit after the last Olympics. I remember my brother was born 2 days before the last Olympics but anyway.
Le husband bought bought some things from his trip to Calgary for Ramadan. He bought dates, baklava, and meat. Dates, I'm sure everyone eats them for iftar so they are a must. Baklava give you a sugar high which is a good treat for breaking your fast. The meat, we haven't bought meat in quite a while due to the fact that we haven't been to Edmonton in like, months? My sister goes every weekend but when I ask her to get me meat she doesn't or she forgets. We finally have meat and some poultry. Al 'humdulillah, we are pretty much all set.
|Baklava and Dates|
I have never fully read the Quran so I am hoping to read it all this ramadan, insha ALLAH. After all, this is the month the Quran was revealed, al 'humdulillah. If you feel like you are bored and have nothing to do, make sure to read the noble Quran when you can. Anyone can benefit from the Quran. If you have questions about things in Islam or in life and the hereafter, the Quran has the answer!
I hope the best for everyone during the month of Ramadan. Remember why you are fasting and what you may get out of it, insha ALLAH. It may help to eat fibre during iftar. Fibre makes you feel full. I know I have to drink lots of water but try not to drink so much water. It makes you feel full for the moment then you're hungry all day. It does hydrate you but again, only for the moment. Try to avoid caffeine - that is the craziest dehydrator. Most importantly, ask for help from ALLAH(swt).