Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Selections: {Jun 2-8, 2013}

This week’s selections include … week #2 of Ramadhan Flylady, the declutter assignment, weekly reading and Ramadhan audio lessons, plus a Q&A on fasting’s social benefit.



[♦] Count Down -—  There is about 5 weeks until Ramadhan 1434 A.H. (Jul 2013) insha’Allah.

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

FAMILY RAMADHAN_______________________________________________

[♦] Want to know how the Sahaabah encouraged their young children to fast? Sh. ‘Uthaymeen explains . . .  Click to Read

[♦] Islam4Kids: Poem and Fasting Du’aa . . . Fasting Tummy!

[♦] Creative & Crafty Bulletin Boards and Board Alternatives, Printable Recipe Cards, and more . . .  Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN__________________________________________

[♦] Print Your Weekly Checklist
This handy form has a “to do” column listing each mission, and columns for notes, the week’s printables, readings, audio lessons, and a place to write purchases [Weekly Checklist #2 pdf]

[♦]  Planner/Control Journal Printables
Week 2 Missions  |  2013 FlyLady Missions/Declutter Calendar
Freezer Inventory  |  Pantry Inventory  |  Shopping List  |  Suhoor Meals  |  Iftaar Meals  |  Potluck Meals  |  Party Food |  Eid Meal PlansTravel Helper  |  What Size Are We Men and Size Are We Women (pocketmod) | What Size Are We Men and Women (sheet) | How to Take Measurements  |  Dates to Put on Calendar

DOMESTIC RAMADHAN____________________________________________

[♦] Flylady Ramadhan Missions for the Week of June 2
Mission #6 {Mon} Planning for Iftaar Meals
Mission #7 {Tue} Planning with Your Ramadan Control Journal
Mission #8 {Wed} What size are we?
Mission #9 {Thu}  Errand Day
Mission #10 {Fri} Reviewing Your Ramadan Budget

[♦] Declutter & Clean —
Declutter & Clean is an alternative to the FlyLady’s cleaning methods.

This week’s focus will be: Tackling Clutter and Clean the Living Room and the Dining Room! Those two rooms are near each other  in most homes. And, hopefully, you’ve gotten a handle on the kitchen.

[♦] Shopping & To Do Lists {Stationary Sets} Free printables includes robot, flower hijab, and Islamic art. Visit Crafty Ramadhan Free Printables

RAMADHAN READER_______________________________________________

[♦] The ARK Ramadhan 2005 Newsletter —
What to look forward to reading: Ramadhan has Arrived, Sh. Fawzaan; Don’t Let Timetables Stop You From Hastening to Break the Fast , Sh. Al-Albaani; Health Tips; Q/A; Praying Eid. Download a copy of Al Baseerah’s ARK 2005 (pdf).

[♦] The Inner Secrets of Fasting — by Imam Muwaffaq-ud-Deen Ibn Qudamaah Al-Maqdisee from the book Mukhtasar Minhaajul-Qaasideen.

“Know, that in the fast (Sawm) is a special quality that is not found in anything else. And that is its close connection to Allaah, such that He says . . .  ”  Continue Readingdownload and print article (pdf) or read online at this link.

AUDIO RAMADHAN________________________________________________

Before entering Ramadhan learn more about the month of fasting.The Introduction to Fasting series is especially helpful for those new to Ramadhan. Planning a listening schedule is helpful.

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

[♦] Intro to Fasting #3: Goals and Virtues [27 Minutes];
 Intro to Fasting #4: It’s Merits [25 Minutes]

[♦]Intro to Fasting #5: Manners of the Prophet [20 Minutes]


[♦] Question: A girl reached the age of 12 or 13 years and the blessed month of Ramadhaan passed without her having fasted. Is there any sin upon her or her family? Is it upon her to fast and if she doesn’t then is she sinning?

[♦] Answer: The girl becomes Islaamically bound with (the following) conditions: Islaam, sanity and puberty. Puberty is attained either by menstruation, or the excrement of discharge as a result of sexual desire, or having a wet dream if she saw the discharge, or the growth of thick hair around the front private part, or reaching the age of 15 years. So if this girl fulfilled the conditions of being legally bound by Islaam, fasting is obligatory upon her and it is a must that she makes up the fasts she left off while being at that age. And if one of the conditions are not fulfilled then there is nothing required of her.

And with Allaah lies all the 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 Verdicts (AbdurRahman.org)

[♦] Question: Does fasting have any social benefits?
Does every day on which the fast is performed in Ramadan require an intention, or is it sufficient to make one intention for the whole month?

[♦] Answer: Yes, it has social benefits. From them is the feeling people have that they are one nation eating at one time and fasting at one time. The wealthy one is cognizant of Allaah’s blessings and is sympathetic to the poor. Fasting lessens shaytaan’s treachery to the son of Aadam. In fasting there is piety of Allaah, and piety of Allaah strengthens the bonds between the individuals of the community.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen. Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 37, Fatwa No.10; Fiqh al-‘Ibaadaat libni ‘Uthaymeen – Page 170 (AbdurRahman.org)

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