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____________________________________________________

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