Ramadhan Planner 2014/1435H {Laylatul Qadr Special}

RAMADHAN REMINDERS

checklist Odd Nights Count Down The last 10 days of Ramadhan and the first of the odd nights started Friday (July 18th).

Make Du’aa Create your du’aa list by reading this: Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Goals {HERE}

Stay Hydrated   We’re serious about this water thing! It is very hot. Plus the fasting day is 16+ hours! Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water once you’ve broken your fast! Know what dehydration looks like by reading: Signs of Dehydration


bookRAMADHAN READING:  LAYLATUL-QADR

Various Articles on Laylatul-Qadr
–On Clarifying the Virtue of Laylat-al-Qadr and Hastening to Strive in It {HERE}
–When is the Night of Al-Qadr? {HERE}
–The Supplication and Al-Qadar {HERE}
–The Virtues of the Night of Al-Qadr {HERE}

ᴥ  “Why we should seek Laylatul-Qadr on all of the last ten nights of Ramadan” ᴥ
Shaykh Al-Islâm Ibn Taymîyah –Allâh have mercy on him– was asked about the Night of Decree (Laylatu Al-Qadr) while he was imprisoned in the Tower of Al-Jabal. Read his reply.


RAMADHAN AUDIO: LAYLATUL-QADR

We provide the audio, you supply the ears, time, and attention. Choose from any or all of the speakers below.  Plan a schedule; it really helps. And take notes too!

Laylatul Qadr – Night of Decree
Dr. Saleh-as-Saleh of Understand-Islam.net {Listen on AbdurRahman.org: Laylatul Qadr}

Umdatul Ahkaam — Seeking Laylatul Qadr
Dr. Saleh-as-Saleh of Understand-Islam.net {Listen on AbdurRahman.org: Seeking Part 1 | Seeking Part 2}

Menses at time of Laylatul Qadr
Dr. Saleh-as-Saleh {Listen on AbdurRahman.org: Menses}

Women Sad Because They Cannot Fast
Dr. Saleh-as-Saleh {Listen on AbdurRahman.org: Women Sad}

Stories of The Salaf in The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan
Shaykh Arafat Muhammady {Listen on SalafiAudio: Stories

The Status of the Last Ten Days of Ramadaan
Mustafa George {Listen on SalafiAudio: Status}

The Virtue and Excellence of The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ al-Madkhalee. {Listen on SalafiAudio: Last 10}


QUESTION & ANSWER: LAYLATUL-QADR

Question  
What are the signs of Laylatul-Qadar (the night of power)?

Answer 
From amongst the signs of Laylatul-Qadar is . . . Continue Reading {Fatwa-Online}


Question ᴥ 
Some of the Muslims have taken the 27th night of Ramadhaan as Laylatul-Qadar. Is their any basis for this specification and is there any evidence for this?

ᴥ Answer ᴥ
. . . However, the overwhelming opinion of the people of knowledge, from the forty or more opinions, is that Laylatul-Qadar . . . Continue Reading {Fatwa-Online}


ᴥ Question ᴥ
Some people seek Laylatul-Qadar so they active by offering their prayers and other forms of worship whilst they do not do likewise on other nights in Ramadhaan, so is this in accordance with that which is correct?

ᴥ Answer ᴥ
. . . for certainly Laylatul-Qadar changes . . .Continue Reading {Fatwa-Online}


ᴥ Question ᴥ
What are the actions that a woman who is on her menses, the actions she might perform while she is looking for lailatul qadr?

ᴥ Answer ᴥ
Oh my daughter, have glad tidings and give glad tidings to the others . . . Continue Reading {Salafitalk}

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Ramadhan Planner 2014/1435H {Last 10/Itikaf Special}

RAMADHAN REMINDERS

checklist Itikaf/Odd Nights Count Down The last 10 days of Ramadhan and the first of the odd nights starts Friday (July 18th) insha’Allah.

  • Create your du’aa list by reading this: Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Goals {HERE}

FAMILY RAMADHAN

puzzle family 2 Ramadhan Planner Family Education & Crafts
We’re still adding new material {Crafty Ramadhan 2014} and bringing out the archives.


ORGANIZED RAMADHAN

bulletin board I’tikaf Planner ᴥ Put some thought into what to take to the masjid. Here is a list of things you may need for your stay. Continue Reading

ᴥ Keep Up the Auto You may have been putting extra miles on your vehicle during Ramadhan. In this hot weather make sure you have emergency supplies in the trunk, and checking fluid levels and other maintenance-related issues often.

Finances for Charity and ‘Eid
School supplies are on sale (in the US and Canada) in July. Purchasing for needy children won’t be a wallet buster allowing you to serve more families.

And yes, It’s time to think about ‘Eid! What’s your budget like for the necessities? Have you figured in help those who are less fortunate?


DOMESTIC RAMADHAN
hand broom Ramadhan Touch-up Assignment: The Dining/Living Room
The weeks preceding Ramadhan was spring cleaning season here at Ramadhan Planner. Now we’re focused maintaining or “Touch-ups”.

Read/Print what the pre-Ramadhan dining room cleaning {HERE} and living room {HERE}. Now that Ramadhan is here, only touch-up those areas that need it — don’t do any major cleaning.

Flylady Ramadhan
During Ramadhan, we’re repeating only some of the missions. Here are this week’s mission assignments. You can read each day’s missions in more detail {HERE}.

New to Ramadhan Planner?

  • (1) Plan Dinner:
    Print a menu planning sheet and plan from today until Saturday. Repeat next Saturday.
  • (2) Plan Your Day:
    Print a daily planner. Decide how you want to spend your days/nights until Saturday. Repeat next Saturday. Here are some resources:
    » Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Daily Schedule {HERE}
    » Sample Schedule/Plan your Ramadhaan days and nights {HERE}
  • (3) Set Goals:
    The thinking has been done for your. Just follow this guide:
    » Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Goals {HERE}

RAMADHAN FOOD & HEALTH

Stay Hydrated   We’re serious about this water thing! It is too hot plus you’re fasting 16+ hours daily! Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water once you’ve broken your fast!

Know what dehydration looks like by reading: Signs of Dehydration

Explain the importance of water to your children (during a time of the day when they are not fasting) with this Healthy Hydration Lessons & Activity Pack {HERE}.

ᴥ Infused Water
Turn ordinary water into a real treat. Add any of the following to your next glass or pitcher of water:

  • whole or crushed fruit: 1-2 berries or citrus slices per glass
  • unsweetened juice: grape, cranberry, pomegranate to taste
  • vegetables: cucumber slice or two per glass
  • fresh herbs: crush mint or basil leaves then add to the water

Gently squish/bruise the fruit or herbs before adding them to the water. It releases their flavors.

ᴥ The Etiquettes of Water ᴥ
The Prophet left us with examples of how to behave when drinking water and other beverages:

  • say Bismillah before drinking
  • don’t drink from the mouth of containers
  • don’t drink from the chipped side of a cup
  • don’t breathe into or blow onto a pot or cup
  • drink sweet water (add honey or other sweet item to or soak dates in water overnight and drink)

bookRAMADHAN’s LAST 10 DAYS READING LIST

Various Articles on The Last 10 Days and Itikaf

–Abandoned Sunnah During the Last Ten Days {HERE}
–Innovations During the Last Ten Days of Ramadhan {HERE}
–Incitement Upon Increasing in Striving to Do Righteous Deeds in the Last Ten Nights of Ramadaan {HERE}
–On Clarifying the Rulings of I’tikaf {HERE}
–The Behavior of the Messenger in the Last 10 Nights {HERE}
–Rallying Around the Rulings for Itikaaf {HERE}
–Exerting Oneself During the Last Ten Days of Ramadaan {HERE}

ᴥ  “Why we should seek Laylatul-Qadr on all of the last ten nights of Ramadan” ᴥ
Shaykh Al-Islâm Ibn Taymîyah –Allâh have mercy on him– was asked about the Night of Decree (Laylatu Al-Qadr) while he was imprisoned in the Tower of Al-Jabal. Read his reply.

ᴥ “Striving Hard, Competing for Good Deeds in Ramadaan” ᴥ
This short piece lists various types of good deeds we should be engaging in during Ramadhan. Read Article!

ᴥ “7 Practical Tips for praying Qiyaam al-Layl” ᴥ
Practical Tip #2 Knowing Virtues of Qiyaam al-Layl {HERE}
Practical Tip #3 Napping in the Daytime {HERE}
Practical Tip #4 Sleeping according to the Sunnah {HERE}
Practical Tip #5 Avoid Over Eating {HERE}
Practical Tip #6 Striving Against Oneself {HERE}
Practical Tip #7 Rebuking One’s Self {HERE}

—Build Your Personal Ramadhan Library—
Print the articles and store them in a 3-ring binder labeled “Ramadhan Library”. Ramadhan related CDs or even USBs can also be kept in this binder.


RAMADHAN’s LAST 10 DAYS LISTENING LIST

Learn and review lessons about Ramadhan.

We provide the audio, you supply the ears, time, and attention. Choose from any or all of the speakers below.

Plan a schedule; it really helps. And take notes too!

Seclusion – Itikaaf
by Dr. Saleh-as-Saleh

Stories of The Salaf in The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan
By Shaykh Arafat Muhammady

The Status of the Last Ten Days of Ramadaan
By Mustafa George

The Virtue and Excellence of The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan
by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ al-Madkhalee


QUESTIONS ABOUT I’TIKAAF

Question #1 of 3   Is it permissible for one who wishes to perform the i’tikaaf to specify a particular day itself for i’tikaaf?

Answer Response: It is not for him to specify a particular day itself within which to regularly perform i’tikaaf, rather, he should take care to perform i’tikaaf in the last ten (days and nights) of Ramadhaan in accordance with (the guidance of) the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam).

And with Allaah lies all success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
{Source: Fatwa-Online}

Question #2 of 3 ᴥ Is it correct for one who is in the state of i’tikaaf to teach someone or (even) give a lecture?

ᴥ Answer ᴥ That which is better is for the one in the state of i’tikaaf to busy himself with specific acts of worship such as dhikr (remembrance of Allaah), prayer, reading the Qur.aan and that which is similar. However, if there is a need to teach someone or to learn, then there is no harm in this as this is (also) from the remembrance of Allaah.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
{Source: Fatwa-Online}

ᴥ Question #3 of 3 ᴥ Is it permissible for a woman to perform i’tikaaf at the place of prayer in her home?

ᴥ Answer ᴥ No. If a woman wishes to perform i’tikaaf, then she should do so in a masjid, so long as there is no danger in that (such as free-mixing and complacency regarding the hijaab, etc). (However), if there is any danger in that, then she should not perform i’tikaaf.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
{Source: Fatwa-Online}

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Ramadhan Planner 2014/1435H {Selections: 8 Ramadhan/Jul 7}

RAMADHAN REMINDERS

checklist Itikaf/Odd Nights Count Down The odd nights start July 18th. Let’s start thinking about it now so we will be better prepared.

  • Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Goals {HERE}

FAMILY RAMADHAN

puzzle family 2 Ramadhan Planner Family Education & Crafts
We added new material {Crafty Ramadhan July 6, 2014}.
Some of them include crafty toys and games to make, plus a lesson on drinking enough water.


ORGANIZED RAMADHAN

bulletin board Ramadhan Meetups  Stay motivated to plan and follow-thru on the plan by meeting with others either in-person, by phone or net (thru emails, chat, etc.).

 Budgeting for Ramadhan
Did you ever do your Ramadhan/Eid budget yet? Here’s a simple, but useful budgeting how-to here: http://www.daveramsey.com/tools/budget-forms/.

We suggest that you make your own forms.


DOMESTIC RAMADHAN
hand broom Ramadhan Touchup Assignment: The Kitchen
We cleaned the entire house before Ramadhan. Now it is just about maintaining things or “Touchups” as we like to call them.

Read/Print what the pre-Ramadhan kitchen cleaning was all about {HERE}. Now that Ramadhan is here, only touchup those areas that need it — don’t do any major cleaning.

Flylady Ramadhan
During Ramadhan, we repeat the missions and skip others. Here are this week’s mission assignments. You can read each day’s mission details from this link {HERE}.

  • {Mon} Clean & Fling
  • {Tue} Start a Control Journal
  • {Wed} Make up fasts skip
  • {Thu} What Size are We
  • {Fri} Face Your Budget
  • {Sat} Errand Day

Advice to Those Who Missed the Start of Flylady

  • First, plan your meals.
    Print a menu planning sheet and plan from today until Saturday. Repeat each Saturday.
  • Next, plan your day.
    Get a daily planner. Decide how you want to spend your days/nights. Plan until Saturday only to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Then, repeat each Saturday. This should be a really big help:

» Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Daily Schedule {HERE}
» Sample Schedule/Plan your Ramadhaan days and nights {HERE}

  • Then, set some goals for yourself and family. Use this

» Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Goals {HERE}

If you have any questions, let us know! We’ll be glad to help out!


RAMADHAN FOOD & HEALTH

Stay Hydrated   Keep drinking plenty of water! You don’t want to start Ramadhan dehydrated! Please read: Signs of Dehydration

If you have children, explain the importance of water (during a time of the day when they are not fasting) with this Healthy Hydration Lessons & Activity Pack {HERE}.

ᴥ Health Goals for Ramadhan ᴥ
We like to set health goals during Ramadhan. And for the past couple of years, we have been focusing on removing harmful plastics from the home. Here are two excellent articles from Healthy Muslim:

ᴥ Brown Rice is Heary-Healthier than White ᴥ
” . . . not all rice is equally nutritious, and brown rice or whole grain rice is nutritionally superior to white rice.”


bookRAMADHAN READING LIST

Book Recommendation: Perfect Solutions from the Qur’an for some of the World’s Greatest Problems By Imaam As-Sa’dee and Muhammad Al-Ameen Ash-Shinqeeti; English trans.

“. . . from the most astonishing of matters, yet not strange, is that despite the rise of the other nations in these times as regards astonishing industrial production, miraculous inventions, and awesome power, they do not increase in anything but misery. This is to the extent that their civilization, although they are amazed by it and it is submitted to by other nations, is under the threat of total destruction at all times. (Shaykh Abdur-Rahman As-Sa’dee).”

Article: “30 Lessons in Fasting – Shaykh Fawzan” . . . Read one of these a day:
06. Clarifying the Ruling of the Intention Regarding the Fast {HERE}
07. Upon Whom is the Fast Obligatory? {HERE}
08. Clarifying who is excused to leave off fasting during the month of Ramadan and what is the obligation upon them {HERE}
09. Clarifying the virtues of fasting {HERE}
10. Clarifying the benefits of fasting {HERE}
11. From the Etiquettes of the Fast {HERE}
12. Clarifying That Which is Forbidden With Regards to the Fasting Person {HERE}

ᴥ “Leaving Disobedience during Ramadan with the Intention to Return to It” ᴥ
The one who abandons disobedience in the month of Ramadan while he has within his intention to return to it in other . . . Continue Reading!

ᴥ “7 Practical Tips for praying Qiyaam al-Layl” ᴥ
Intro — What is Qiyaam al-Layl? It’s Other common names. {HERE}
Intro — The Excellence of Qiyaam al-Layl  {HERE}
Practical Tip #1 Sincerity {HERE}

—Build Your Personal Ramadhan Library—
Print the articles and store them in a 3-ring binder labeled “Ramadhan Library”. Ramadhan related CDs or even USBs can also be kept in this binder.


RAMADHAN LISTENING LIST

Learn and review lessons about Ramadhan.

We provide the audio, you supply the ears, time, and attention. Choose from any or all of the speakers below.

Plan a schedule; it really helps. And take notes too!

Fasting Ramadhan — Dr. Saleh as-Saleh:

♦ Ending the Fast – Iftar

♦ Repentance


Bulugh al-Maraam: Book of Fasting — Dr. Saleh as-Saleh:

♦ Bad Deeds While Fasting &
Controlling Desire

♦ Unintentional Eating or Drinking – Three Cases


Audio: Analyze Yourselves
click the orange play button

Audio: Month of The Quran
click the orange play button

 


QUESTIONS ABOUT RAMADHAN

Question:  How Does Anger Affect the Fast During Ramadan, if something angers a person thus while he is angry he begins to insult and curse, does this invalidate his fast or not?

Answer 
That does not invalidate his fast, but it Continue Reading!

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Printable Qur’aan Reading Schedule for Ramadhan

quran scheduleDaily Qur’aan Reading Schedule – Landscape

This is a daily schedule for reading the Qur’aan broken down by each salaat. It prints on two pages.

{Print HERE pdf}


 

daily reading schedule portrait

Daily Qur’aan Reading Schedule – Portrait

This daily schedule for reading the Qur’aan is also broken down by each salaat.

It prints compactly on one page.

{Print HERE pdf}

 


 

List of the 30 Parts of the Quraan

quran 30 juz listThis is a daily Qur’aan reading schedule.

There are seven clipart designs to choose from. The only differences are the graphics at the top and bottom of the page.