Ramadhan Planner 2014/1435H {Jun 15-21 Selections Selections & Countdown: 14 Days}


RAMADHAN REMINDERS

checklist Count Down We have about 14 days until Ramadhan 1435 insha’Allah! You ready?!

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
Wander through the archives on our Family site: http://rplanfamily.wordpress.com/.

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN

bulletin board Print the Following for This Week ᴥ You will need to print the following for you planning binder (the Flylady printables are given in the next section).
Ramadhan Check List Jun 15-21 |

 ᴥ Change Smoke Detector Batteries ᴥ
Smoke detectors in the home help prevent serious fires. Keep your family safe with the following recommendations:

  • Test all smoke alarms by pressing the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when reach 10 years old.
  • Change the batteries in your fire alarm/smoke detector this week.

ᴥ Fire Safety Planning; Activities for Kids ᴥ
Smoke detectors go a long way towards fire prevention. However, we still need to know what to do in case of a fire. Here are some resources you might like:

National Fire Protection Association Escape Planning {HERE}.
Create a home-fire escape plan  including how to teach children what to do.

Fire Safety Resource Center {HERE} at Scholastic.com:
Lessons, printables, and activities for grades Pre-K-5 that teach and reinforce crucial fire-safety skills with students.

Home Safety for Educators {HERE}:
Activities, lesson plans, fact sheets, and more to help teach children about fire and other types of safety by Safe Kids Worldwide.

Fire Prevention Printables {HERE}:
Coloring pages, activity sheets and more by About.com Homeschooling.

DOMESTIC RAMADHAN
hand broomᴥ Either/Or ᴥ
We are offering two approaches to getting the house in gear for Ramadhan: DeClutter & Clean, and Flylady. You can choose which one works for you or do both, or do a combination of both.

 Tackle Clutter & Clean – Assignment #8: Unclutter and Clean the Car

DeClutter the Car — When uncluttering a car, take everything out. Starting with the interior, begin on one side and work around to the other. Sort items into these piles: 1–keep, 2–give away, 3–doesn’t belong in the car, 4–trash. Do the same for your car’s trunk.

Pile #1: This should only contain things you need and love such as Islamic listening materials for car trips.

Pile #2: If you have things in your car that you want to give to someone else, place those items in a box and label it. Store it in the house along with the other things you have been collecting to give away as part of your Ramadhan GiveAway Project.

Pile #3: Contains any items that don’t belong such as cups, forks, spoons, clothing, toys, books, etc. Place them in a box to take inside the house.

Pile #4: This is the trash pile. Toss trash in a plastic grocery bag.

Finishing Up: Now, restock your car with items from Pile #1.

Organize the Car Glove
Store everything you need for the road in a small accordion-file folder, vehicle registration and insurance information, emergency contact numbers, maps, and directions, maintenance records and some “emergency” cash.

Organizing the Trunk
Keep trunk supplies in a sturdy container or box to prevent thing from rolling around
while you drive.

Stock your trunk with paper towels, first-aid supplies, flares, duct tape, flat repair, jumper cables, extra oil, some food, water and other necessities in case you break down.

Cleaning the Car:
You will focus your cleaning efforts on the car this week. Start at the top and work your way down to the floor.

Windows
-clean the windows and mirrors inside and outside the car

Storage Compartments
-remove contents
-clean interior
-straighten and return needed items only

Seats
-sweep and/or vacuum
-spot clean upholstery

Carpets & Floors
-sweep and/or vacuum
-remove mats and clean them outside the car
-sweep and/or vacuum interior carpets, under and between seats
-spot clean carpets and mats

Wash the Car-either take your car to a people-powered car was, or do it yourself

ᴥ Assignment #9: Unclutter and Clean the Computer ᴥ
Start by making a list of what you want and need to do. We’ve started a short list:

Monitor/Keyboard-wipe the monitor screen with a cleaner meant for a computer-clean the keyboard-how to clean a flat screen monitor {HERE}
-how to clean your keyboard {HERE}

Hard Drive
-get rid of old, duplicate, temporary, and unused files
-move seldom used files to a USB drive

Internet
-clean your browser’s cache, temporary files, cookies, and history
-filter/block offensive websites and materials through your browser

Online Activity
-unsubscribe from anything online that will be a distraction during Ramadhan
-delete unwanted emails
-install software that blocks offensive material

Helpful SoftwareHere are a few very helpful software programs that are free to use:

-Avast
-Abine: Do Not Track Me
-Ad Aware
-Malwarebytes
-Revo Uninstaller
-SuperAntiSpyWare

Flylady Ramadhan
Continue flying! You can read each day’s mission details from this link {HERE}.

{Mon} Warm and Fling
{Tue} Plan Menus/Accessories
{Wed} Wrapping
{Thu} Shopping List
{Fri} Review Budget
{Sat} Errand Day

Print this week’s Flylady notebook materials:
Flylady Check List Jun 15-21 | FlyLady Ramadhan Missions Jun 15-21

RAMADHAN FOOD & HEALTH

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

 Eating Seasonally for Ramadhan Summer has arrived and here are some light and cooling foods for the season:

  • fruits: strawberries, apple, pear, plum
  • vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, corn, summer squash (zucchini, crookneck, straightneck, scallop –also called pattypan, “scallopini” or “button squash”)
  • spices and seasonings: peppermint, cilantro

Source: http://www.whfoods.com

ᴥ How to Select a Good Squash ᴥ  A good squash has the following characteristics:

  • heavy for its size
  • shiny, with an unblemished rind
  • not very hard
  • average size; not overly large

Stored unwashed in an air-tight container in the refrigerated for about seven days. A quick health note, if you have untreated kidney or gallbladder problems, see your doctor before eating summer squash.

ᴥ How to Select a Plums ᴥ  The best plum has the following characteristics:

  • yields to gentle pressure
  • slightly soft at their tips
  • has rich color
  • free of punctures, bruises or decay

ᴥ Recipe: 5-Minute Fresh Plums in Sweet Sauce ᴥ
Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

3 plums
1 TBS apple juice
1 TBS honey
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 TBS chopped almonds or walnuts

Directions:

Slice plums lengthwise into eighths.
In a small bowl, stir together the apple juice, honey, cinnamon and almond extract.
Spoon mixture over plums.
Top plums with chopped almonds or walnuts.

Serves 2

Source: http://www.whfoods.com

bookRAMADHAN READING LIST

Book Recommendation:
A Woman’s Guide to Raising a Family
By Shaykh salih al-Fawzan. Paperback.
MTWS Bookstore $8

Do you slack off in your duties of being a wife? Do you need to know what your duties are? Perhaps your goal this Ramadhan is to be a better wife/mother. You will like this easy-to-read yet highly informative book.

Article: “30 Lessons in Fasting – Shaykh Fawzan”
01. Clarifying when the fast of Ramadan became an obligation upon the Ummah {HERE}
02. Clarifying How to Verify the Month of Ramadan Has Entered {HERE}

ᴥ Setting Goals: Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan ᴥ
Benefiting from Ramadhaan is divided into two categories: goals, and preparations.

I. Goals
Each person should make goals that he wants to achieve in the month of Ramadhaan. Continue reading {HERE}

—Quick Tip—
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:

♦ Repentence

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

♦ Intention To Fast Ramadan

Sunan Abee Daawood: The Book of Fasting – Moosaa Richardson:

♦ Making up a Fast, Food left Behind in the Teeth, Those who are Exempt, Pregnancy/Nursing

Umdatul Ahkam – Kitabul Siyaam (The Book of Fasting):

Lesson 3 of 5

QUESTIONS ABOUT RAMADHAN

  • Question: What happened in the Past
  • Question: The pious predecessors—O noble Shaykh—have guidance in greeting this blessed month. So how was the guidance of the Companions—may Allah be pleased with them—in greeting this month?

Answer 
Read the answer {HERE} includes audio file.

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