Ramadhan Planner 2014/1435H {Apr 25-May 2 Selections & Countdown Week 9}


RAMADHAN REMINDERS

checklist Count Down There are approximately 9 weeks left until Ramadhan 1435 insha’Allah!

Make Up Fasts Keep making up those missed fasts! Remind your family members and friends too.

FAMILY RAMADHAN

puzzle family 2 Ramadhan Planner Family Education & Crafts
Now is the good time to plan and organize Ramadhan activities for your children. Try this: How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activities & Lessons {HERE}. You may also like this Activity Planner {HERE}.

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN

bulletin board Create Your Planning Workspace
You will need a special place to work on your Ramadhan plans. It can be something as simple as a TV tray, chair, and a container big enough to hold your supplies. Make the space comfortable and beautiful — a place where you’d feel happy to work in. Choose a quiet time to do your work.

ᴥ 1435/2014 Ramadhan Calendar for April {Printable} ᴥ
We know there are only a few days left in the month of April, but here’s a calendar with the Declutter assignment and Ramadhan count down reminder: Get Calendar {HERE}.

 Purchases Wish List
Place several sheets of plain notebook paper in your Ramadhan binder. Jot down items you need to purchase as they occur to you. We’ll get a little bit more organized when it comes to shopping, but for now get these things off your mind and onto paper.

 “Spring (Ramadhan) Cleaning” Wish List
We love to use a Spring Cleaning worksheet to brainstorm what areas of the home really need cleaning help the most. No prioritizing the list, just let it flow. When you’ve finished —this may be a work in progress— store it in your planner notebook.

Printable Spring Cleaning Worksheet {HERE} or use a sheet of notebook paper.

 Ramadhan Notebook/Binder
Hopefully you set up your Ramadhan binder last week. If not, take a few minutes this weekend to put it together. See this post: Week 10 Countdown.

DOMESTIC RAMADHAN

hand broom Tackle Clutter & Clean – Assignment #1: The Entrance
We give out the weekly cleaning assignment while you identify the areas you want to declutter.

Print the Entrance Assignment {HERE}

Inside the Entrance:
Start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor.
–Remove cobwebs
–Dust window sills, door, furniture, baseboards
–Wipe down light switch, walls, door, doorknob etc.
–Clean/vacuum floor, area rugs, etc.
–Water plants

Coat Closet:
–Arrange shoes, outer garments, and hijaabs

Outside Entrance:
–Clean outside furniture, rails, front door, lights
–Remove unwanted and unsightly items
–Sweep and/or power wash the entrance area
–Clean the welcome mat if needed

–.*.–.*.–.*.– General Touchup Advice –.*.–.*.–.*.–

  • make your intentions to please Allah
  • schedule time to clean; write it in your planner, on your calendar, or set a reminder on your mobile device
  • spend 15 minutes at a time then take a break
  • use this Online-Stopwatch (click on Count Down) if you don’t have a kitchen timer
  • toss trash items into a plastic grocery store bag or trash bag

Remember, you have of time to get it all done insha’Allah.

Flylady Ramadhan
FlyLady Ramadhan is an excellent way to get organized and ready for Ramadhan. It was developed by a smart sister who gave permission for us to share it with you. The assignments sill start in a couple of weeks insha’Allah. For now, get your FlyLady Ramadhan Planning binder together.

Print and read the following from FlyLady Ramadhan; store the documents in your binder:

Enjoy Your Ramadan Cruise {HERE}
Crisis Cleaning {HERE}
Day-to-Day Routines {HERE}

Natural Home Made Cleaning Supplies Recipe Set #1
Below are some easy but natural ways to keep the home clean without using harsh chemicals.

Cleaner: Glass & Window Surfaces
1 tablespoon Vinegar (or lemon juice)
1 quart of Water
Add vinegar and water to a spray bottle. Spray the cleaner on the glass. Wipe dry using newspaper.

Cleaner: Heel Mark Remover
1/2 cup baking soda
Castille soap (such as Dr. Bronners’, or any vegetable oil based soap)
Add a little bit of the soap at a time to the baking soda to make a paste. Test in a small unnoticeable spot first to make sure it doesn’t damage anything — Rub into heel mark and rinse well.

Cleaner: Linoleum Flooring
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil-based liquid soap
1 gallon warm water
Add soap to water. Damp mop the floor.

Deodorizer: Remove Carpet Odors
Sprinkle carpeted area to be treated with baking soda. Let sit for at least an hour, but over night is better, then vacuum as usual.

RAMADHAN FOOD & HEALTH

Rehydrate   Practice your hydration skills. Drink plenty of water.  Read Signs of Dehydration

 Vitamin/Supplement Purchase List
Sisters frequently suffer from iron deficiency anemia and even run low on other vitamins and minerals.

Make a list of the vitamins, minerals, and supplements you and your family will need for Ramadhan. Print this Master Vitamin & Supplement List {HERE}. We’ll do more with this list later insha’Allah. Store it in your binder.

Also, consider a visit to your health care provider or a nutritionist for advice on which supplements are good for your situation while fasting. You want to stay strong and healthy for worship!

RAMADHAN READING LIST

book front black bgrnd Book Recommendation #1: Lessons from Fasting, Taraaweeh, and Zakaat By Shaykh Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen; English trans. $10.
In this treatise, Imaam Ibn Al-‘Uthaimeen discusses various topics concerning Ramadaan, such as fasting, the Taraaweeh prayer and Zakaat-ul-Fitr broken down into eight short lessons.

 ᴥ Book Recommendation #2: The Night Prayer in RamadhanBy Shaykh Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (rahimahullah); translated into English. Under $10.
Read an excerpt from pages 28-30 {HERE}, and an online article from it {HERE}.

Article: The Inner Secrets of Fasting
Taken from the book Mukhtasar Minhaajul-Qaasideen (rahimahullah) (p. 38-41) by Imam Muwaffaq-ud-Deen Ibn Qudamaah Al-Maqdisee.

… the fast (Sawm) is a special quality that is not found in anything else. And that is its close connection to Allaah …

Read more {HERE}.

ᴥ Article: Fasting– Ordinances, Wisdoms, & Merits ᴥ
by Saleh as Saleh (rahimahullah). Discusses the definition of Ramadhan, its proofs, history, etc. Read or print {HERE} 11 Pages [PDF].

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

RAMADHAN LISTENING LIST

Learn and review lessons about Ramadhan. It keeps everything fresh in the mind. We provide the audio, you supply the ears, time, and attention. Plan a schedule; it really helps. And take notes too!
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Introduction to Fasting — Dr. Saleh as-Saleh

♦ Fasting Introduction {36 min}
♦ Goals and Virtues {27 min}
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Bulugh al-Maraam: Book of Fasting — Dr. Saleh as-Saleh 

Wisdom Behind Benefit of Fasting {29 min}

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Sunan Abee Daawood: The Book of Fasting – Moosaa Richardson

29 Days, Day of Doubt, Global or Local Moon Sightings, Beginning of the Fasting Day, The Issues of Suhoor {68 min}

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 QUESTIONS ABOUT RAMADHAN

Question on Phlegm and Sputum 
What is the ruling on swallowing sputum or phlegm by a fasting person?

Answer 
If sputum of phlegm does not reach the mouth, then it does not break the fast, and there is only one opinion on this in the Mathhab.

If it does reach the mouth, then he swallows it, the scholars hold two opinions regarding it:

Some of them hold that it breaks the fast, including it in the same category as food and drink. Others hold that it does not break the fast, including it in the same category as saliva, for saliva does not break the fast, even if one collected his saliva and swallowed it, his fast is not invalidated.

When the scholars disagree, it is necessary to refer to the Book (of Allaah) and the Sunnah; and if we are in doubt at to whether this matter invalidates the act of worship or it does not invalidate it, then the basic principle is that it is not invalidated and based upon this, swallowing sputum does not break the fast.

The important thing is that a person leaves his sputum, and does not try to draw it into his mouth, then he should expel it, whether he is fasting or not. As for breaking the fast, it requires an evidence which will be a convincing proof for a person before Allaah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful, for the invalidation of the fast.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen {Fatawa Arkaanul-Islaam, DARUSSALAM, vol.2, p.666}
FatwaIslam {HERE}

Question on Pregnant or Nursing Woman
Regarding the pregnant woman and the breastfeeding woman; if they fear for themselves or upon the child during the month of Ramadhaan – such that they eat, what then is due upon them? Should they eat and feed others (i.e. to the poor) and make up the fasts or should they eat and make up the fasts and not feed others or should they eat and feed others not make up for them? What is correct from these three?

  Answer
If the pregnant woman fears for herself or for her baby for the reason of fasting during Ramadhaan; then she should eat and upon her is to make up for them only. Her state in that is similar to the state of the one who is sick and is unable to find strength to fast – or that he fears some harm upon himself.

Allaah The Most High says:

((And whosoever is sick or is upon a journey; then the period is made up from other days…)) [Soorah Al-Baqarah: 185]

Likewise is the case for the breastfeeding woman if she fears for herself when she breastfeeds her child during Ramadhaan. Or that she fears upon her child if she were to fast and not breastfeed him – then she is to eat and upon her is to make up for them only.

FatwaIslam {HERE}

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