It’s time for Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Update! This week’s updates include …
- Uncluttering and cleaning — touching up needed areas
- Menu planning & Goals for Your Household
- Tips on Taraweeh/Qiyaam al-Layl + Weeping to Allah
- Audio files and Fatawa . . .
Drink Water -— Making up for lost fluids. Drink plenty of water! Remind others. Read Getting Enough Water & Signs of Dehydration →
Look through the archives for some nice activities and crafts. Weekly Picks.
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Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan: Part I Daily Schedule
Practically benefitting from Ramadhaan should be divided into two categories. Part 1 is about goals, and Part 2 is on making preparations. Continue reading →
Print Your WeeklyFlylady Ramadhan Check List
See weekly tasks, printables, readings, audio lessons, plus a place to write notes and needed purchases — Ramadhan Check List Week 7 (pdf).
Print Your WeeklyFlylady Ramadhan Check List
See weekly tasks, printables, readings, audio lessons, plus a place to write notes and needed purchases — Fly Lady Ramadhan Check List Week 6 (pdf).
Flylady Ramadhan Missions for the Week of July 7
Once Ramadhan has started, missions center on maintenance of routines and schedules by reviewing some of the previous assignments. Here are a few useful assignments:
In the month leading up to Ramadhan, we tackled major cleaning both inside and outside of the house. Now it’s simply maintenance time.
We are in maintenance mode now. What that means is we spend 15 minutes each day uncluttering one area of the home along with sticking to our usual cleaning routine.
Touch up and clean any areas in the dining and living rooms that need it.
Green Goals for Your Household — Save for Sadaqa Laundry Tip
Hanging your clothes out to dry instead of using the dryer will save you approximately $100 a year in energy costs. Spend this money instead on your family or better yet, donate it to the needy.
And taking advantage of the sun’s rays eliminates the need to heat up water for the washing machine. Sun light is a natural disinfectant. It kills bacteria, dust mites, and other creepy crawlies. 
Coolant . . Gallon or two of water
Oil. . Duct tape
Flashlight. . Fix-a-Flat
Screwdriver. . Pair of pliers
Flares (2). . Vice Grips
Wire coat hanger (2). . Real spare time (throw out that Mickey Mouse spare tire)
Source: Car Talk by Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers
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Planning meals a week in advance helps you focus on worship, stay organized, and frees up your time. Plan using this updated Weekly Menu Planning Form (pdf), and/or this Blank 30-Day Calendar (pdf).
Reducing Food Waste
- Buy only a few days’ worth of produce at a time so that fruits and vegetables won’t have time to spoil.
- Avoid shopping when you are hungry.
Qiyaam al-Layl: What is Qiyaam al-Layl? — Qiyaam’ means ‘standing’ and ‘Qiyaam al-Layl’ means ‘standing in night.’ Continue reading →
Qiyaam al-Layl: The Excellence of Qiyaam al-Layl — Numerous Ahaadeeth and Qur’aanic verses mention the excellence of Qiyaam al-Layl and the merit of those who perform it regularly. Continue reading →
Qiyaam al-Layl: Tip #1 Sincerity — the key to Allah’s Help and Blessings Help of Allah is needed to accomplish and achieve success in all our affairs. Continue reading →
Important Lessons to be Learnt from Ramadhan: Gaining Taqwa
From the many important lessons to be learnt from fasting are: GAINING TAQWA Fasting has been legislated in order that we may gain … Continue reading →
7 Tips on How To Weep For Fear of Allaah
. . “And they fall down on their faces weeping” [al-Isra’ 17:109]. Continue reading →
. . — “Say (O Muhammad to them): Believe in it (the Qur’aan) or do not believe (in it). Verily, those who were given knowledge before it …” Continue reading →
Learning/Reviewing lessons on the Fast of Ramadhan is especially helpful for those new to Ramadhan. Audio by Dr. Saleh as Saleh, rahima-hullaah, unless otherwise stated. BioData
Plan a listening schedule for yourself. It really helps.
Hilal of Ramadhan
Blessing in Taking Suhuur
Delay Suhuur & Fasting and State of Janaba
Unintentional Eating or Drinking
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Question: I suffered from a serious disease in the last ten days of Ramadan, 1395 A.H. I broke the Sawm (Fast) for four days in this blessed month because of my sickness. I hoped that I could make up for these days when I restore my health, but I am still ill up to now and the coming Ramadan is about to start. I am unable to make up for these days and to fast the next Ramadan. Additionally, I am not sure that I will restore my health later. Would you please tell in writing what I should do and the cash value of feeding at present? If there are a few poor persons in our village, shall I repeat paying this value to these poor people?
Answer: If the case is as you have mentioned, you have to be patient until Allah cures you of your illness. You then can make up for the days you missed in the months of Ramadan. The basic rule in this respect is the Saying of Allah (Exalted be He): …and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Your uncertainty of recovery cannot be a basis for deciding that your healing is hopeless or set you free from liability for making up and permit you to the act of feeding the poor for the missed fasts. Rather, you should think good of Allah and hope for recovery while getting ready for the Hereafter. May Allah cure you of every disease and help you perform the obligations. When the doctors decide that your sickness which render you unable to fast is incurable, then you should feed one poor person for every day (past or coming) missed of Ramadan half a Sa‘ (1 Sa‘ = 2.172 kg) of the local staple food, dates or something else. If you give a poor person dinner or lunch for the number of days that you did not fast, that will be sufficient. As to paying in cash, it does not discharge the obligation.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions! (Source: al Ifta.net)
,  Natural Awakenings magazine, 2012
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