Ramadhan Planner 2014/1435H {Last 10/Itikaf Special}


RAMADHAN REMINDERS

checklist Itikaf/Odd Nights Count Down The last 10 days of Ramadhan and the first of the odd nights starts Friday (July 18th) insha’Allah.

  • Create your du’aa list by reading this: Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Goals {HERE}

FAMILY RAMADHAN

puzzle family 2 Ramadhan Planner Family Education & Crafts
We’re still adding new material {Crafty Ramadhan 2014} and bringing out the archives.


ORGANIZED RAMADHAN

bulletin board I’tikaf Planner ᴥ Put some thought into what to take to the masjid. Here is a list of things you may need for your stay. Continue Reading

ᴥ Keep Up the Auto You may have been putting extra miles on your vehicle during Ramadhan. In this hot weather make sure you have emergency supplies in the trunk, and checking fluid levels and other maintenance-related issues often.

Finances for Charity and ‘Eid
School supplies are on sale (in the US and Canada) in July. Purchasing for needy children won’t be a wallet buster allowing you to serve more families.

And yes, It’s time to think about ‘Eid! What’s your budget like for the necessities? Have you figured in help those who are less fortunate?


DOMESTIC RAMADHAN
hand broom Ramadhan Touch-up Assignment: The Dining/Living Room
The weeks preceding Ramadhan was spring cleaning season here at Ramadhan Planner. Now we’re focused maintaining or “Touch-ups”.

Read/Print what the pre-Ramadhan dining room cleaning {HERE} and living room {HERE}. Now that Ramadhan is here, only touch-up those areas that need it — don’t do any major cleaning.

Flylady Ramadhan
During Ramadhan, we’re repeating only some of the missions. Here are this week’s mission assignments. You can read each day’s missions in more detail {HERE}.

New to Ramadhan Planner?

  • (1) Plan Dinner:
    Print a menu planning sheet and plan from today until Saturday. Repeat next Saturday.
  • (2) Plan Your Day:
    Print a daily planner. Decide how you want to spend your days/nights until Saturday. Repeat next Saturday. Here are some resources:
    » Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Daily Schedule {HERE}
    » Sample Schedule/Plan your Ramadhaan days and nights {HERE}
  • (3) Set Goals:
    The thinking has been done for your. Just follow this guide:
    » Practical Way To Benefit From Ramadhaan – Goals {HERE}

RAMADHAN FOOD & HEALTH

Stay Hydrated   We’re serious about this water thing! It is too hot plus you’re fasting 16+ hours daily! Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water once you’ve broken your fast!

Know what dehydration looks like by reading: Signs of Dehydration

Explain the importance of water to your children (during a time of the day when they are not fasting) with this Healthy Hydration Lessons & Activity Pack {HERE}.

ᴥ Infused Water
Turn ordinary water into a real treat. Add any of the following to your next glass or pitcher of water:

  • whole or crushed fruit: 1-2 berries or citrus slices per glass
  • unsweetened juice: grape, cranberry, pomegranate to taste
  • vegetables: cucumber slice or two per glass
  • fresh herbs: crush mint or basil leaves then add to the water

Gently squish/bruise the fruit or herbs before adding them to the water. It releases their flavors.

ᴥ The Etiquettes of Water ᴥ
The Prophet left us with examples of how to behave when drinking water and other beverages:

  • say Bismillah before drinking
  • don’t drink from the mouth of containers
  • don’t drink from the chipped side of a cup
  • don’t breathe into or blow onto a pot or cup
  • drink sweet water (add honey or other sweet item to or soak dates in water overnight and drink)

bookRAMADHAN’s LAST 10 DAYS READING LIST

Various Articles on The Last 10 Days and Itikaf

–Abandoned Sunnah During the Last Ten Days {HERE}
–Innovations During the Last Ten Days of Ramadhan {HERE}
–Incitement Upon Increasing in Striving to Do Righteous Deeds in the Last Ten Nights of Ramadaan {HERE}
–On Clarifying the Rulings of I’tikaf {HERE}
–The Behavior of the Messenger in the Last 10 Nights {HERE}
–Rallying Around the Rulings for Itikaaf {HERE}
–Exerting Oneself During the Last Ten Days of Ramadaan {HERE}

ᴥ  “Why we should seek Laylatul-Qadr on all of the last ten nights of Ramadan” ᴥ
Shaykh Al-Islâm Ibn Taymîyah –Allâh have mercy on him– was asked about the Night of Decree (Laylatu Al-Qadr) while he was imprisoned in the Tower of Al-Jabal. Read his reply.

ᴥ “Striving Hard, Competing for Good Deeds in Ramadaan” ᴥ
This short piece lists various types of good deeds we should be engaging in during Ramadhan. Read Article!

ᴥ “7 Practical Tips for praying Qiyaam al-Layl” ᴥ
Practical Tip #2 Knowing Virtues of Qiyaam al-Layl {HERE}
Practical Tip #3 Napping in the Daytime {HERE}
Practical Tip #4 Sleeping according to the Sunnah {HERE}
Practical Tip #5 Avoid Over Eating {HERE}
Practical Tip #6 Striving Against Oneself {HERE}
Practical Tip #7 Rebuking One’s Self {HERE}

—Build Your Personal Ramadhan Library—
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’s LAST 10 DAYS 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!

Seclusion – Itikaaf
by Dr. Saleh-as-Saleh

Stories of The Salaf in The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan
By Shaykh Arafat Muhammady

The Status of the Last Ten Days of Ramadaan
By Mustafa George

The Virtue and Excellence of The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan
by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ al-Madkhalee


QUESTIONS ABOUT I’TIKAAF

Question #1 of 3   Is it permissible for one who wishes to perform the i’tikaaf to specify a particular day itself for i’tikaaf?

Answer Response: It is not for him to specify a particular day itself within which to regularly perform i’tikaaf, rather, he should take care to perform i’tikaaf in the last ten (days and nights) of Ramadhaan in accordance with (the guidance of) the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam).

And with Allaah lies all 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 Fataawa
{Source: Fatwa-Online}

Question #2 of 3 ᴥ Is it correct for one who is in the state of i’tikaaf to teach someone or (even) give a lecture?

ᴥ Answer ᴥ That which is better is for the one in the state of i’tikaaf to busy himself with specific acts of worship such as dhikr (remembrance of Allaah), prayer, reading the Qur.aan and that which is similar. However, if there is a need to teach someone or to learn, then there is no harm in this as this is (also) from the remembrance of Allaah.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
{Source: Fatwa-Online}

ᴥ Question #3 of 3 ᴥ Is it permissible for a woman to perform i’tikaaf at the place of prayer in her home?

ᴥ Answer ᴥ No. If a woman wishes to perform i’tikaaf, then she should do so in a masjid, so long as there is no danger in that (such as free-mixing and complacency regarding the hijaab, etc). (However), if there is any danger in that, then she should not perform i’tikaaf.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
{Source: Fatwa-Online}

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