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Ramadan Reflections

The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful. [2:184]

Daily Duas:

Ramadan is a month to train yourself to become a better Muslim all year long. This is the month to recite, to memorize, and to practice. The rewards for your efforts in getting close to Allah (swt) during this month, are better than any other month of the entire year. 

Allah (swt) says “Glorify the name of your Lord, morning and evening” [16:025]. This is the beginning of our daily dua memorization series, and the goal is to help you do exactly that- begin and end your day with the remembrance of your Rabb.

Morning dua: Split it into 3 parts

  • Alhamdullilahi lathi ahyaanaa—say it 10 times looking. Then say it 10 times to yourself without looking.
  • Ba’da maa amaatana—say it 10 times looking. Then time times without looking.

— (Now say the above two lines together. 20 times looking and 20 times without looking)

  • Wa ilayhin nushoor—Say it 10 times looking, and 10 times not looking.

— (Now say that above 3 lines 20 times looking, and 20 times without looking)

Congrats! By this point you have successfully memorized the morning dua. Feel free to save the above images for reference. 

Night dua: 4 words, so we will be memorizing these a little differently than the morning dua.

  • Bismika Allahuma (In Your name Oh Allah)—Say it 20 times looking, and 20 times without looking.
  • Amootu wa ahya (I live and die)—Say it 20 times looking, and 20 times without looking. 

—Now say the above  4 words together 20 times without looking. Practice every night!

Feel free to save the above images to your phone, that way when you are on your phone before bed or in the morning you have them for reference. Start your day and end your night in His remembrance- and watch how much more barakah there is in both your days and your sleep! 

"And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and in awe, without loudness, by words in the morning and in the afternoon, and be not among those who are neglectful." - Al-Araf 7:205

Assalamualaikum, I have 3 questions and it would be really helpful for me if I can know the answers:) 1) are we allowed to read the Quran silently? 2)do we have to cover oursleves with hijab while reading Quran, eventho we're in our home? 3)is crying break our fast/lessen our fast value? jazakAllah bikhair:)

1.) When you read Qur’an, angels come down to hear you. So if you can read not loud enough to annoy others- but not completely silet that would be best.

2.) It is best you cover up out of respect, but there are no sources stating it as a requirement,

3.) No, it doesn’t break your fast or lessen it’s value. Fasting should help you though, in directing whatever is burdening your heart to Allah (swt). So if there is something that leads you to crying, cry to Allah (swt) about it and inshaa’Allah He will ease it for you.

Have a blessed month! 

can we still make dua even though we are on period? does Allah still hear our dua?

Yes! You are encouraged to continue all forms of worship except prayer and touching the mushaf. May Allah hear your duas and accept them, ameen.

just wanted to let you guys know theres another ramadan blog doing ramadan reflections theyre never tho

That’s awesome! May everyone benefit from theirs and our reflections inshaa’Allah, and may Allah accept the efforts of every Muslim around the world! 

And never think that Allah is unaware of what the oppressors do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare in horror. [14:42]

This verse isn’t just directed towards oppressors like Bashar or Israel, but every single human being out their that has been mentally/physically abused, held against their will, tortured, and compelled to other horrendous life situations. Though it may seem hopeless now, there will come a day where they will be able to look at the one(s) who opressed them in any way, and watch as every fiber of their being is shaking in fear as Ar-Rahman questions them about their actions. 

Are you still going to keep this blog after Ramadan ?

Yes! Inshaa’Allah that’s the plan. It will be here so you guys can use the duas, lectures, memorization techniques, ect. throughout the year inshaa’Allah! 

Our blog was acting up for a while, however we fixed it and it’s up and running again! Alhamdullilah. 

“For verily Allâh is with those who do right.” [29:69]

Becoming closer to Allah in this life is a battle between you and this world. This is especially common amongst reverts and sisters who start hijab. In this verse, Allah (swt) tells us that the path to Him doesn’t have to be lonely. It’s unique because Allah’s not saying He’s near or we have to call to Him, instead He says that He is undoubtedly with us. So pray on, fast on, and move forward in your deen because your teammate is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. 

The most important part of this month is not to do as many good deeds as we can, but to do as many impacting deeds as we can. Deeds that impact our families, our friends, strangers, but most importantly- ourselves. 

The Fault in Ourselves: Day 5
We spend 11 months sinning, forming bad habits, hating ourselves and others, falling into depression, and regressing in other areas of our lives. Then boom- Ramadan comes and many feel the pressure to heal right away. Well, we are here to tell you that it does not take just one month to rid yourself of the damage done the other 11 months that were, well, not Ramadan. A lot of times, having this kind of mentality discourages people from trying all together, because even though shaitan is completely locked up- your nafs is not. As Yasmin Mogahed once said, poison leaves the body slowly, stay patient you are healing.
However, that doesn’t go to say that this month is one to be dismissed in any way. It doesn’t take 30 days to cleanse yourself of all your downfalls, but there is enough time and blessings in this month to establish a strong healing foundation to last you all year long. And essentially, that’s the point of this month. To take advantage of the mercy and blessings in order to start changing yourself for the better. By locking up shaitan, Allah has paved us a one-way path to success.  
The key to improving yourself this month is patience. This is because a lot of times, we fall into the “I’m just not feeling it” trap and we let laziness get the best of us. But in order to see results, we have to keep trying even when things aren’t looking too great. Even if we sin again, get angry again, make someone upset again- the point here is to never give up. You’re not fighting shaitan anymore, it’s just you now. The fight is easier this month than any other time of the year, but patience is your best weapon.
Patience is the foundation of any good thing you want to achieve this month. The road is long, so we’ve devised this handy 3-step rule that will inshaa’Allah benefit you in training yourself to get there! 
1. Knowledge: The best way to practice patience when you are tempted to sin in any way, is to learn why falling into that sin harms you. Remember, Allah (swt) has only forbidden the things that are not good for us. The haraam things are the ones that harm our spiritual/physical/mental selves, and that’s why we are advised to refrain from them. 
2. Reflection: Think about all of those who have left us before this month even came upon us. Many of them were from right here in our Muslim tumblr community. It could be any one of us next. We could literally be the next lesson for our families, friends, and communities. Take this reflection, and let it motivate yourself to stop procrastinating fixing yourself.
3. Implementation (or lack thereof): The more you obey your faults, the heavier and more controlling they become. No matter how deep you have fallen into sin, it can still get worse the more you obey it. The best time to start controlling yourself is now. If you are able to control your actions both physically and verbally, then internal discipline will soon follow as well. 
We pray that inshaa’Allah these steps help you all stop feeling down about not being able to take advantage of this month, and motivates you to start taking action. We still have 25 more days to go, and lots of good deeds to rack inshaa’Allah! You can start by reblogging this and spreading the word so that you gain the reward for each person that reads this and benefits. 
“For Allâh is with those who restrain themselves and those who do good” [16:128]

The Fault in Ourselves: Day 5

We spend 11 months sinning, forming bad habits, hating ourselves and others, falling into depression, and regressing in other areas of our lives. Then boom- Ramadan comes and many feel the pressure to heal right away. Well, we are here to tell you that it does not take just one month to rid yourself of the damage done the other 11 months that were, well, not Ramadan. A lot of times, having this kind of mentality discourages people from trying all together, because even though shaitan is completely locked up- your nafs is not. As Yasmin Mogahed once said, poison leaves the body slowly, stay patient you are healing.

However, that doesn’t go to say that this month is one to be dismissed in any way. It doesn’t take 30 days to cleanse yourself of all your downfalls, but there is enough time and blessings in this month to establish a strong healing foundation to last you all year long. And essentially, that’s the point of this month. To take advantage of the mercy and blessings in order to start changing yourself for the better. By locking up shaitan, Allah has paved us a one-way path to success.  

The key to improving yourself this month is patience. This is because a lot of times, we fall into the “I’m just not feeling it” trap and we let laziness get the best of us. But in order to see results, we have to keep trying even when things aren’t looking too great. Even if we sin again, get angry again, make someone upset again- the point here is to never give up. You’re not fighting shaitan anymore, it’s just you now. The fight is easier this month than any other time of the year, but patience is your best weapon.

Patience is the foundation of any good thing you want to achieve this month. The road is long, so we’ve devised this handy 3-step rule that will inshaa’Allah benefit you in training yourself to get there! 

  • 1. Knowledge: The best way to practice patience when you are tempted to sin in any way, is to learn why falling into that sin harms you. Remember, Allah (swt) has only forbidden the things that are not good for us. The haraam things are the ones that harm our spiritual/physical/mental selves, and that’s why we are advised to refrain from them. 
  • 2. Reflection: Think about all of those who have left us before this month even came upon us. Many of them were from right here in our Muslim tumblr community. It could be any one of us next. We could literally be the next lesson for our families, friends, and communities. Take this reflection, and let it motivate yourself to stop procrastinating fixing yourself.
  • 3. Implementation (or lack thereof): The more you obey your faults, the heavier and more controlling they become. No matter how deep you have fallen into sin, it can still get worse the more you obey it. The best time to start controlling yourself is now. If you are able to control your actions both physically and verbally, then internal discipline will soon follow as well. 

We pray that inshaa’Allah these steps help you all stop feeling down about not being able to take advantage of this month, and motivates you to start taking action. We still have 25 more days to go, and lots of good deeds to rack inshaa’Allah! You can start by reblogging this and spreading the word so that you gain the reward for each person that reads this and benefits. 

“For Allâh is with those who restrain themselves and those who do good” [16:128]