[Printable] 30 Parts of Quran Book Marker

I’m a big fan of book markers. I hope you are too.

This book marker is the list of the 30 parts of the Quran! There are three book markers per page. There are empty check boxes next to each juz on the list so you can keep track of where you stopped. You can even make notes on it if you like.

Download the Juz Book Marker. Print on cardstock (or regular printer paper). Cut them apart (lengthwise) and fold in half. At this point, you can apply glue or punch a hole in the bottom with a hole puncher and insert ribbon or cording. Laminate if you plan to keep reusing this book marker.

What have you created to help make you more organized in Ramadhan? Drop a comment (or email).

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List of Ramadhan planners, schedulers, calenders

I’ve revised the list of planners to include an explanation of how they work. I’ve also made a few tweeks to a couple of the planners. I hope this makes them more user-friendly. If you have any special requests, please let me know!

*NEW* Fascinating FlyMuslim Weekly Planner (Interactive) *NEW Jul/10*
This is a nitty-gritty Sunday to Saturday planner. It’s my interpretation of mixing an updated unbound “Fascinating Womanhood” planner page and Flylady. The first 2 lines of each day on this form are typeable — that is you can type information into it create daily routines. Or, you can simply print it out as it. This planner is great for the every-day things you need to get done. In addition to block-sectioned days to help us maintain our routines, it also has the following sections: tasks list, call and email lists, shopping reminder, and notes, complete with Arabesque icons and a tiny reminder to fast the White Days.

Blank Weekly with Goal and Notes
This planner runs Monday thru Sunday. There is an area to write down goals and notes. This type of planner is great as a Master Schedule.

Daily Activities (by Times of Day)
A planner based around the times we pray. This type of planner is great as a Master Schedule.

Daily Activities (blank)
You fill in the times and activities. This type of planner is great as a Master Schedule.

19-Hour Timed Daily Planner
A 19-hour timed planner that starts at 4:30am and ends at 10pm. You fill in the days of the week across the top or names of your children to assign tasks at specific times.

19-Hour Timed Daily Planner no Title
A 19-hour timed planner that starts at 4:30am and ends at 10pm. You fill in the days of the week across the top or names of your children to assign tasks at specific times.

19-Hour Ramadhan Timed Daily Planner w/Title
A timed planner that starts at 4:30am and ends at 10pm. The days of the week are labeled in English and Arabic across the top.

*NEW* Weekly Schedule 24hr-Day *NEW Jul/10*
This is a Sunday to Saturday timed schedule that starts at 4:00 am and ends at 3:00 am. It can function as a master schedule for many things such as Ramadhan scheduling, household planning, medication planning, learning/study scheduling, etc.

Blank Ramadhan Calendar
This is a blank 30-day calendar. You write in the number days according to when the first day of fasting begins. Great for keeping track of the days of Ramadhan, any missed fasts, knowing when the last 10 nights are etc. Children can color the empty squares and also keep track of their fasts, good deeds, goals, etc.

One Sister’s Ramadan Preparation

Posted with permission

My Ramadan Preparation

by

Ummie Homeschools Me

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With Ramadan less than two weeks away, the last few days I have spent preparing for Ramadan. Not for the kids, but for myself. With anything in life, if you want to succeed at something or set yourself a goal, you really have to be organised and determined to achieve it. Many sisters ask me how I manage everything: home ed, studying for my degree, dawah, running a home. Wallahi, I struggle like anyone else and I am no superwoman (trust me lol!) but I feel what helps me is being organised! All of us have goals in Ramadan but how many of us achieve them. I can tell you that I have had so many Ramadans where I wanted to read this much, memorise this much, do this much and it didn’t happen and why?? Because of poor planning. But the Ramadans where I feel (inshaAllah) were productive were because of the tawfeeq of Allah but also because I planned and organised myself.

So, here are some things that I do to prepare for Ramadan. If you find them useful and beneficial, get some reward and pass on this post. Plus I want the reward too inshaAllah! lol

1. GOALS

What are your goals for Ramadan this year? How much Quran do you want to read? What do you want to memorise? How do you want to change spiritually and physically after Ramadan ends? What life changes do you want to make?  Make a list of your goals and then refine them with how much of each thing you want to do and how you will achieve your goals.

2. ROUGH OUTLINE OF YOUR DAY

Ramadan as a single woman was easy in that I had all the time in the world to do whatever ibadah I wanted to do. But did I do half of those things! No! Now as a busy mother of 3, I don’t have as much time at all! So for me Ramadan really is about planning when I can do the ibadah that I want to do which has to be planned around my 3 busy young children. So, with your goals already outlined and what you would like to do, and how much of it (always be realistic) make a rough outline of your day. When will you read your Quran? When is the best time to pray? Can you do both taraweeh and qiyam? Or just one? Naturally, things might occur which will throw your outline of your day out of the window but at least have a rough one that you can try and stick to. As mothers, we need to choose times to do ibaadah when our kids are occupied/sleeping. So, you take out a pen and paper and figure out what your days will be like in Ramadan. It is always a shame to think that we have all these goals and then we just let our days waste away.

3. WEEKLY MENU AND SHOPPING LIST

Ramadan is in no way just about food. And in order to have more time for the important things, I have made my weekly menu in advance for the entire month. Alhamdulillah, my husband is quite easy in that he always wants chourba every day for Ramadan with some borek and salad. So, I’ll just make an additional dish for me and kids, and any guests we may have. This year, I made my weekly menu which includes suhr for hubby and me, breakfast for the kids, lunch for the kids and iftar. After I made the menu, I then made my shopping list. Supermarkets tend to be so busy in Ramadan especially the halal meat shops. I don’t want to waste my time thinking about what I want to buy. Also, it is a huge danger going shopping whilst fasting because you fancy EVERYTHING. This way, I know what I need, go put it in my trolley and then OUT again. Previously I have also chopped quantities of veg that I tend to use every day in advance and then stored it away in the freezer. Sorry to repeat myself, but it is all about saving as much time as you can for the important things during this blessed month.

4. DUA LIST

SubhanAllah, I can tell you from my own experience that last year so many of my duas were answered. Alhamdulillah. Allah was truly merciful to me and my family. Had I not made my dua list, I think I would have regretted not using this special month to make dua for this and for that. What do you want in this life and the next? Maybe separate your dua list into some categories: dunya, akhirah, ibadah, the ummah, relationships etc. Go mad with your list. Remember you are going to be making dua to the Al Mujeeb – the One who responds. So, go crazy with your list. Then make dua at times where your duas are most likely to be answered – before breaking the fast, during your salah, Qiyam ul layl, the last 10 nights etc. May Allah answer and grant all of your duas. Please make dua for me too! 

5. GOOD DEEDS LIST

Again, what a shame if we leave Ramadan thinking that we could have attained this reward or that reward if we had done this good deed or that good deed. So, why not make a good deeds list. Think about all the ways in which you can make good deeds. I wrote my list and then posted on my local area yahoo group and the home education forum that I run for ideas from others too. And I must say, there were some great ways of getting extra reward! One of my favourites was leaving dates and copies of the Quran in the masjid so that you get the ajr of those who open their fast with your dates and them reading the Quran you left.

6. EID PREP

Eid preparation should really be done now. Not during the last 10 nights. So, I have already decided who will wear what (thats 5 people to think about in my family – yup including the husband lol!) I’ll be discussing how we will spend Eid and where the Eid salah will be prayed with my husband. Don’t know about you but Eid morning is a nightmare in my household and it shouldn’t be. Also, Eid gifts have been bought in advance. That way I can really try and concentrate on the last 10 nights which are equal to a 1000 months.

7. RAMADAN CLEAN

Every year, I do my ‘spring clean’ before Ramadan. This involves taking one room at home every day and completely cleaning it out, throwing things away, giving things away. Alhamdulillah, I have already done the living room and bathroom. My room is down for today. I can’t tell you how it feels starting Ramadan with a house that has been decluttered and cleaned.

These have been some of my ideas. I would love to hear your own inshaAllah so that I can try and make my Ramadan a special one this year. Do share your own prep with me.

May Allah grant us all a life changing Ramadan this year. Ameen!

What’s on Your Dunya-Akhirah List?


by Umm Raiyaan. Reprinted with permission of author:

A very very quick note so that I don’t forget to share this valuable piece of advice with you.

My dear sister in Mecca told me that years ago she heard a khutbah wherein the khateeb advised the congregation to make a dunya wa akhirah list before laylatul qadr begins.

In it, he said that they should put anything they want in both dunya and akhirah and write it down.

He further explained, that laylatul qadr is definitely on one of the last ten nights of ramadan, and so make dua for your whole list every night of ramadan. If you do this, then everything you have asked for will be answered insha’Allah.

The dear sister did this and was shocked at it not only being answered, but the ways in which her duas were answered. SubhanALLAH!!  ~~ Read Umm Raiyaan Dunya-Akhira post at her blog!

Masha’Allah what a great idea! Use one of these Dunya-Akhirah List Sheets (pdf) to help you get started!

Kitchen Craft

Be sure to check out what’s going on at Ramadhan Planner Kitchen; there are kitchen crafts posted there. Use the links below.

Printable Ramadhan Calendars

One of the suggestions offered by seasoned fasters to help us during Ramadhaan is to use calendars and schedules.

If possible, set up a bulletin board in a central place in your home, like the kitchen. You can make a nice bulletin board using foam board, gift wrap paper, sheet protectors, glue, a small dry erase board, tape and some creativity. Get the whole family involved!

Here is an example of what one looks like. A foam poster board was covered in gift wrap paper. Then a small dry erase board was attached to the left side using foam tape. A small cork board was placed under the dry erase. Calendars are in the center. They are placed in sheet protectors (for more durability). A circular piece of velcro was attached to the back center of the sheet protector. And the other piece of stick-on velcro was attached to the foam board. The calendars can be taken down easily and a new month can be inserted into the sheet protector. Another calendar -this one is a yearly one- hangs to the right of the other calendars. On the right side, two note pads are added; one is a sticky note and the other is a regular note pad that was attached using tape. Finally, a small box for holding ink and dry erase pens was covered in gift wrap paper and attached using double stick tape.

Here is your blank calendar for the month of Ramadhan (Blank Ramadhan Calendar -pdf). You will need to write in the number of the day once we know when Ramadhan begins. Print on paper with designs or paper that is colored. You can find design-paper cheaply at dollar stores or at places like JoAnns or Michaels. I put my calendar in a sheet protector to write on it with a dry erase marker.

Here is another calendar (Ramadhan Daily Timed Weekly Calendar -pdf). This one is a blank daily timed planner for Sunday thru Saturday. Print out 4 of these so that you have enough for the entire month. Use pretty paper of course. Write your daily schedule on this planner. Hang in a place you will see it. Print out enough for each of your family members.

Another great calendar to use is the Family Fasting Tracker. JazaaKillahu Khayrn to the sister who developed it. Be sure to see all the wonderful Ramadhan calendars (and more) under the “Prepare for Ramadan” section at TJ jramadan. Lots of great stuff there!