Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Selections: {Jun 24-30, 2012}

It’s time for Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Update! This week’s updates include …

  • Family/Crafty Ramadhan links
  • Flylady Ramadhan Week 3 . . . We’re Flying!
  • Uncluttering and cleaning the entrance to the home
  • Lemony recipes + health tip
  • Current classes; A Ramadhan Newsletter from 2006; The Objectives of Fasting
  • Audio files and Fatawa . . . being sick in Ramadhan



[♦] Count Down -—  There is about 26 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah.

[♦]  Make Up Fasts -—  Keep making up those missed fasts! Remind your family members and friends too.

[♦] Current Ramadhan Classes— See the list of them below.

FAMILY RAMADHAN_______________________________________________

[♦] Ramadhan Planner Family Education & Crafts – This week focuses on lesson plans for Ramadhan storyboards, Planning 30-Days of Ramadhan Activities (part 2), and more . . .  Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN   ___________________________________________

[♦] Flylady Ramadhan Missions for the Week of June 24
June 25  Mission #11 Monday Warm and Fling (Monday)
June 26  Mission #12 Food and Fun  (Tuesday)
June 27  Mission #13 ‘Eid Ordering (Wednesday)
June 28  Mission #14 Errand Day (Thursday)
June 29  Mission #15 Budget Review (Friday)

[♦] Printable Flylady Mission Calendar
Print the 2012 Mission Calendar which lists each mission by date. Open as a PDF, OpenOffice, WebPage, or GoogleDoc.

And if you did not print the blank calendar from last week, here’s the link:  Jun-Aug 2012 Calendar (pdf).  It’s great for planning purposes.

DOMESTIC RAMADHAN____________________________________________

[♦] PocketMod for “What Size Are We” Last week’s Flylady assignments was taking body measurements for shopping. We have created a cute little booklet to write those measurements. Check them out on our Pocketmods page!

[♦] Tackle Clutter and Clean the Entrance
Hopefully, you’ve gotten a handle on the kitchen and the dining room.  This week’s focus will be on two things: uncluttering and cleaning the entrance to your abode! Continue Reading Tackle Clutter and Clean the Entrance

RAMADHAN FOOD & HEALTH_____________________________________________________________ 

[♦] Lemons: Digestive Health During Ramadhan —  Lemons are so beneficial. They aid the digestive process by stimulating the release of gastric juices. Lemons also improve liver function and encourage bowel regularity.

However, Check with your doctor before making changes to your current food regime. And do not use lemon juice if you have advanced kidney disease or adrenal stress.As always, this is not meant as medical advice.

[] Recipe: Basaalmic Vinagrette —This salad dressing uses lemon juice which helps aid digestion. It’s inexpensive to make and adds a lot of flavor to salads.

  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and toss with salad greens.

[] Recipe: Lemon Pepper Chicken — A very simple but tasty recipe. It’s a keeper!

  • 2 lemons
  • a 3-pound chicken, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea or coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Click here for recipe instructions.

Livestrong.com — Benefits of Lemon Juice
World’s Healthiest Foods.org — Salad Dressing Epicurious.com

RAMADHAN CLASSES___________________________________________

[♦] Conference: Preparing the Soul for the Month of Ramadan — Masjid Ahlil Hadeeth Wal Athar. 6711 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142, USA

Sunday, 1st July 2012  |  From Fajr – Maghrib

Dial 1-712-432-3100, Room Code is 513 409

Paltalk: Masjid Ahlil Hadeeth Wal Athar
WizIQ: <http://www.wiziq. com/MasjidAhlilH adeeth>

RAMADHAN READER_______________________________________________

[♦] The ARK Ramadhan 2005 Newsletter —
What to look forward to reading: Advice from Shaykh Saleh al-Fawzaan, abandon false speech, Reciting the Quran in Ramadaan. Download a copy of Al Baseerah’s ARK 2006 (pdf).

[♦] The Objectives of Fasting — by Shaykh al-‘Izz ibn ‘Abdis-Salâm
“Fasting carries with it a number of benefits . . . ” Continue Reading: part 1 (pdf) or read entire article online at this link.

AUDIO RAMADHAN________________________________________________

This week’s topic is on sickness during Ramadhan and more about Ramadhan for beginners. Plan a listening schedule for yourself. It really helps.

Audio by Dr. Saleh as Saleh, rahima-hullaah.  BioData

[♦] Fasting for Beginners #4 of 6: Fasting–Its Merits [42 Minutes]
  Ramadhan for Sisters: Rulings Related to Sickness [48 Minutes]

[] FAQ Diabetes [2 Minutes]

[] FAQ Medications with or without Water [2 Minutes]

[] FAQ Medication Taken & Abstaining from Food [1 Minutes]


[] Question:  Does a nosebleed break the fast?

[] Answer: A nosebleed does not break the fast, because it is not by the choice of the person who has it. —–Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen @  FatwaIslam

[♦]  Question:  What is the ruling on a fasting person using an inhaler for breathing problems, and does it break the fast?

[♦] Answer: This spray is vaporised and does not reach the stomach, so in that case, we say that there is no objection to using it when you are fasting, and it will not cause you to break your fast, because as we have said, none of its particles enter the stomach. Since it is something that is defused and vaporised, and it disappears, then none of it reaches the stomach, therefore it is permissible for you to use it when you are fasting and the fast is not invalidated by it. —– Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen @ FatwaIslam

[♦] Question:  What is the ruling on a blood test for a fasting person, does it break the fast?

[♦] Answer:  The fasting person does not invalidate his fast due to the removal of blood for the purpose of a blood test, because the doctor needs to take blood from the sick person in order to do tests on it, so this does not break the fast. It is only a small amount of blood which does not affect the body in the same way cupping does, so it does not break the fast. The fundamental principle is that the fast remains valid, and we cannot make it invalid without some legal evidence, and there is no evidence that a fasting person breaks his fast by such a small amount of blood.

But as for taking a lot of blood from a fasting person for the purpose of giving a transfusion to another person who is in need of it for example, if a large quantity of blood was taken which has the same effect on his body as cupping, then his fast will be broken thereby.

Based upon this, if the fast in an obligatory one, then it is not permissible for a person to donate this large amount of blood to anyone, unless this person to whom blood is donated is in danger and it is not possible for him to wait until after sunset. This would be if the doctors have determined that the blood of this fasting person will benefit him and remove the harm from the patient. In these circumstances, there is no objection to him donating his blood, breaking his fast, and eating and drinking, so that his strength will return to him. He must also make up for the day in which he broke his fast. And Allaah knows best. —–
Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen @ FatwaIslam 

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