Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {May 23, 2012}

TODAY’S HEADLINES …

It’s time for Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Update! Today you will find more reminders to make up fasts, and to schedule important appointments. Also, a tip on saving money, kitchen organization tips and printables, prayer calendar question, and a khutbah from last year on the merits of Ramadhan.

Oh, and look for the symbol for items added in 2012!

REMINDERS_______________________________________________________

Count Down — There are about 56 days (a bit under 2 months) until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah. It is not too early to start thinking about Ramadhan and planning for it.

Make Ups Keep making up your missed days from the last Ramadhaan! Remind your family members and friends as well.

CRAFTY RAMADHAN FAMILY________________________________________________________

GeoQuiz Worksheet
How much do you know about the sites of Makkah?
2 New Islamic GeoQuizzes!

[click to enlarge image]

Online Geography Fun
You are given a list of mainly Muslim countries and a map. Drag the country names to their correct locations on the map. Map Game link

More crafts, lessons, activities, and printables on their way, insha’Allah!

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN___________________________________________________

Organize the Kitchen Is your kitchen ready for Ramadhaan? If not, here are some tips to help you get going … Continue reading →

Kitchen Inventory


Knowing what you have in the cupboards and freezer is a huge help when stocking up this time of year. These printables also help.

AUDIO LOUNGE____________________________________________________

Ramadhaan – Merits and Rulings 2 (English)
http://ilmforall.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ramadhaan-merits-and-rulings-2-english-jumua-khutbah-05-08-2011.mp3%20

Shaaykh Mohammad Ibn Abdullah Ibn Ali Ibn Ahmad Al-Jarrullah Al-Malki — Bio Data: About Website: www.ilmforall.net/
Yahoo Group: groups.yahoo.com/group/IlmForAll_KnowIslam/
WizIQ: ilmforall-shaikh-mohammad-al-malki1075303

QUESTION & ANSWER_____________________________________________

Question: Fasting and Prayer Calendars May Allah reward you for these blessed instructions, the questioner says, during the month of Ramadan there is a difference of opinion between the Imams of the Masjids concerning the beginning of the time for Fajr; keeping in mind that the masjid has in it calendars for the
athan that are produced by the Scholars of astronomy and relied upon by the Ministry of Endowments and Guidance. But some of the Imams don’t follow these calendars especially when it comes to the Fajr prayer; rather they delay the athan for Fajr by an average of more than fifteen minutes after the time that appears on the calendar. Keeping in mind that the Fajr is not seen due to the following reason, which is the electric lights; so what is your advice for those people?

Answer: No doubt the Scholars of astronomy have knowledge of astronomy, but Allah the Mighty and Majestic says, “eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread” (Chapter 2 verse 187) So as long as Fajr is not clear, the person can eat and drink, but the problem now is for the one who is in the city or a village that has electricity, he will not be able to determine the Fajr when it first enters due to these lights. Therefore the person should use caution, if the time for Fajr is in according to the calendar then they should stop eating and drinking and as for the prayer then they should use caution, meaning they should not rush to make the prayer (when it first comes in according to the calendar) rather they should wait. And all praises belong to Allah; his waiting for the prayer to be certain that it has entered does not equate to delaying the prayer from its early time. Therefore there should be caution, in relation to fasting we say use caution and start fasting according to the calendar and in relation to the prayer we say use caution and delay the prayer until you are sure the Fajr is in.

Fatwa by Shiek Ibn Othaimeen
Translated by Rasheed Barbee

Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks {May 16th, 2012}

TODAY’S HEADLINES …

For the week Wednesday May 16-22, 2012 . . . It’s time for Ramadhan Planner’s Family Edition Weekly Update! Today you will find more reminders to make up fasts, a Ramadhan lantern, and activity book to print. Also, some tips for planning as a group, and tackling organization issues, and more . . .

REMINDERS_______________________________________________________

Count Down -— There are about 62 days (a bit over 2 months) until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah. It is not too early to start thinking about Ramadhan and planning for it.

Make Ups -— Keep making up your missed days from the last Ramadhaan! Remind your family members and friends as well.

CRAFTY PICKS_______________________________________________________

Paper Fanoos (Lantern)
An easy and fun lantern to make with the kids.
Print Here (pdf).

[Image from Smart Ark]

More crafts, lessons, activities, and printables on their way, insha’Allah!

SCHOLASTICS_______________________________________________________

Ramadan Activity Book

75 pages of various math, reading, cognitive and fine motor skill activities and games  for children.  Go to A Muslim Child is Born to get your copy!

[Image from A Muslim Child is Born]

HOME ORGANIZATION___________________________________________________

Crafty Organizer — Here is a handy storage tip!

Use a plastic storage tote to give your Ramadhan craft supplies a home of their own.  A 10-gallon or larger tote can hold crayons, markers, glue, paper, scissors and more. Cardboard boxes work equally as well and they are free.

Sort like items or similarly function items into quart-size, or gallon-size freezer bags instead of having supplies loose in the tote.

Take advantage of pencil boxes, pencil pouches, and other types of compartments to keep supplies in order.

Next, label a file folder label with a word that generally describes what is in the freezer bag, pencil box, or pouch. Stick as near to the top as possible.

Finally, label the tote “Ramadhan Crafts”.

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN___________________________________________________

Make a Plan — One of the easiest ways to stay organized during Ramadhan is to create a Ramadhaan Management Schedule. Continue reading →

Meet-Ups Help with Ramadhan Prep
Find a partner to meet with as you get prepared for Ramadhaan. The meet-up does not have to be in person; it can be over the telephone or internet (thru emails, chat, etc.).

The most important thing, is to find a willing buddy — or two or three. This helps people get motivated and focused. So, plan that meet-up: get out that address book, a calendar and some paper!

Here is what one sister did:

“. . . so last night I met up with a dear sister and we discussed our preparation for this coming Ramadan. We discussed preparation before Ramadan starts and our goals during Ramadan. I felt that it was extremely productive and I feel so ready for Ramadan now…alhamdulillah. So, I thought I’d share what we discussed with you all so that it may insha’Allah give you ideas for your own Ramadan preparation. “

AUDIO LOUNGE____________________________________________________

Ramadhaan – Merits and Rulings 1 (English starts at 49 min)
http://ilmforall.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/the-advices-of-the-salaf-in-regard-to-ramadan-22-07-2011.mp3%20

Shaaykh Mohammad Ibn Abdullah Ibn Ali Ibn Ahmad Al-Jarrullah Al-Malki — Bio Data: About Website: www.ilmforall.net/
Yahoo Group: groups.yahoo.com/group/IlmForAll_KnowIslam/
WizIQ: ilmforall-shaikh-mohammad-al-malki1075303

QUESTION & ANSWER_____________________________________________

Question: What is the ruling on a fasting person cooling himself down?

Answer: It is permissible for a fasting person to cool himself down, and there is no objection to it, for the Messenger sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to pour water over his head due to heat or thirst and he was fasting [1], and Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, used to wet his garment when he was fasting in order to alleviate the excessive heat and thirst. And the wetness has no effect, because in such cases water does not reach the stomach.
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FatwaIslam:http://fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=707

A LOOK AHEAD____________________________________________________

Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {May 9, 2012}

TODAY’S HEADLINES …

For the week Wednesday May 9-16, 2012 . . .

Count Down -— There are about 70 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah. It is not too early to start thinking about Ramadhan and planning for it.

Make Ups -— Keep making up your missed days from the last Ramadhaan! Remind your family members and friends as well.

Make a Plan — One of the easiest ways to stay organized is to create a Ramadhaan Management Schedule. Continue reading →

Ramadhan Bulletin Boards

Lesson Plans Bulletin Board
Instructions on how to create this BB
Continue Reading

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Multi-Resource Bulletin Board 
Photos and links will help you recreate this BB.
Continue Reading

More crafts, lessons, activities, and printables coming soon, insha’Allah!

FREEBIES_______________________________________________________

Ramadhan Crafts Compilation — Review, plan & shop for supplies now for these wonderful crafts. Enjoy! Download RamadanCrafts ebook [pdf 34 pages]

Coloring Pages —  Islamic Stained GlassGeometric Star Geometric Design 1 Geometric Design 2

QUICK READS____________________________________________________

Mercies of Ramadhan: Sins. Within the religion of Islaam there are many favors; one is the month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

The Prophet – sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – explained to his Ummah that Ramadaan has such a high station that even if a Muslim’s sins were as much as the foam upon the sea, they would be forgiven through fasting in this month.

He – sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – said: “He who fasts in Ramadaan due to eemaan and hoping for reward from Allah then his previous sins are forgiven [3].

Furthermore, in this month people are freed from the Hellfire every day and night, due to Allah’s extreme mercy. The Prophet – sallallahu alaihi wa sallam – told us in this regard that:

“There are, in the month of Ramadaan, in every day and night, those whom Allah grants freedom from the Fire, and there is for every Muslim a supplication which he can make and it will be granted” [4].

This supplication, which is never rejected, occurs at the time of breaking the fast (see Sunan ibn Maajah, 1/577).

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[3] Narrated by Aboo Hurairah and collected in Saheeh al-Bukhari (Eng. Trans. Vol.3, no.125) & Saheeh Muslim (Eng. Trans. Vol.1, no.1664). The hadeeth applies to one who affirms the obligation of fasting in Ramadaan and hopes for the reward of doing it, being pleased with it, not feeling aversion to it, nor thinking that standing in its night is a hardship.

[4] Saheeh – Narrated by Jaabir and collected in Musnad Ahmad and al-Bazzar.

Fruits of Ramadaan“. From ad-Dawal ila-Allah (AbdurRahman.org)

LISTENING IN____________________________________________________

The Advices of the Salaf in Regard to Ramadhan — How do you forgive? And how does forgiveness make worship easy?

Shaaykh Mohammad Ibn Abdullah Ibn Ali Ibn Ahmad Al-Jarrullah Al-Malki
Imam / Khateeb – Masjid Al Baraa bin Malik,
King Abdul Azeez International Airport Residential Complex, Member, Jeddah Dawah Centre.

Click play button below (English translation begins at 49 minutes) http://ilmforall.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/the-advices-of-the-salaf-in-regard-to-ramadan-22-07-2011.mp3%20

QUESTION & ANSWER_____________________________________________

Question: I never made up the days that I missed from the month of Ramadhan due to my monthly period and I am not able to determine how many days they were. What shall I do now? Continue reading →

A LOOK AHEAD____________________________________________________

Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {May 2, 2012}

TODAY’S HEADLINES …

For the week ending Saturday May 5, 2012 . . .

Count Down —  There are about 80 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah. It is not too early to start thinking about Ramadhan and planning for it.

Make Ups   Keep making up your missed days from the last Ramadhaan! Remind your family members and friends as well.

Do it while the days are still short(er) and the weather is still cool! Come up with a plan and stick to it the best you can.

Ramadhan Cleaning —  A blank Spring Cleaning Checklist [pdf] and completed tasklists for your Clean Ramadhaan routine. Schedule cleaning session dates and times in your planner. Continue reading →

Ramadhan Banners

 Triangular Flag Banner
Made with scrap book paper. 
Continue reading →

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Round Falstaff Festival Banner
Instructions and printable templates.
Continue reading →

More banners, crafts, lessons, and printables coming soon, insha’Allah!

QUICK READS________________________________________________________

The Rulings Pertaining to Making up the Fast. Whoever breaks his fast or is unable to fast during Ramadhaan due to an Islaamically permissible reason, then he is required to make up for this day; such as the one whose … Continue reading →

The Wisdom & Benefits behind Fasting. Fasting has an amazing effect in preserving one’s outer limbs and inner capacities as well as protecting the soul from being overtaken by destructive components which can ruin and destroy it. Continue reading →

LISTENING IN___________________________________________________________________ 

Menses at the start of Maghrib adhan . . .

          Would her fasting be counted or not? Click to Listen →


QUESTION & ANSWER____________________________________________________________

Question: If a person had one fast from Ramadhaan to make up, is it permissible for him to fast on a Friday?

Response: It is permissible for a Muslim to fast on a Friday if he is making up a fast from Ramadhaan, even if it is just one day.

And with Allaah lies all the 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 Verdicts
FatwaBase

A LOOK AHEAD___________________________________________________________