Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {June 17-23, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

  • Flylady Ramadhan week 2
  • Free printable stationery
  • How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activities
  • Ramadhan Newsletter; Inner Secrets of Fasting
  • 3 audio files covering fasting for beginners, vomiting, menses, and travel
  • Q & A on the social benefits of fasting, and age girls must begin fasting

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 1 month and 3 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah.

[♦] Make Up Fasts -— Keep making up your missed days! Tell your family members and friends as well.

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activities & Lessons for Your Family

Step 1 — Ramadhan Course of Study Planner A month before Ramadhan is a good time to begin planning activities for the children/students.

Start with the Ramadhan Course of Study Planner (Download RCOS Planner pdf). Use this form to gather all of the resources available to you.

Write down which websites,  books, audio, video, surah/ayah #, hadith book and number, reference books, maps, worksheets, handouts, and projects you think your children/students will like. You probably won’t use all of them but it is better to have too much than not enough.

Insha’Allah, we will go over Step 2 next week.

[♦] How the Sahaabah Would Encourage Their Young Children to Fast – Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen . . .  Continue Reading

[♦] Islam4Kids: Poem and Fasting Du’aa . . . Fasting Tummy!

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Printable Shopping & To Do Lists {Stationary Sets}

The whole family should really enjoy these stationary sets we’ve designed! There are 6 different styles to choose from (so far).

Pick from either a robot, 2 types of flower hijabs, or 2 kinds of Islamic art. Each features an Arabic font. You will find these on handy-dandy paper wonders on the Stationary Printables page.

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ORGANIZED RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] FlyLady Ramadhan Missions & Mission Calendar
Print the 2012 Mission Calendar which lists each mission by date. Choose the PDF, or OpenOffice, or WebPage, or Google Docs version.

[♦] Flylady Missions for June 17 – 23
The missions are posted on the main Ramadhan Planner site: {June 17-23, 2012}

And here’s the link to a printable blank calendar:  Jun-Aug 2012 Calendar (pdf).  It’s great for planning purposes.

RAMADHAN READER________________________________________

[♦] The ARK Ramadhan 2005 Newsletter —   What to look forward to reading: Ramadhan has Arrived, Sh. Fawzaan; Don’t Let Timetables Stop You From Hastening to Break the Fast , Sh. Al-Albaani; Health Tips; Q/A; Praying Eid. Download a copy of Al Baseerah’s ARK 2005 (pdf).

[♦] The Inner Secrets of Fasting — by Imam Muwaffaq-ud-Deen Ibn Qudamaah Al-Maqdisee from the book Mukhtasar Minhaajul-Qaasideen.

“Know, that in the fast (Sawm) is a special quality that is not found in anything else. And that is its close connection to Allaah, such that He says . . .  “  Continue Readingdownload and print article (pdf) or read online at this link.

AUDIO RAMADHAN________________________________________

Will there be new fasters in your household this year? These previously recorded classes may just come in handy.

Plan a listening schedule for yourself. It really helps.

Audio by Dr. Saleh as Saleh, rahima-hullaah.  BioData

[♦] Fasting for Beginners #3 of 6: Quraan During Ramadan [27 Minutes]
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[♦] Ramadhan for Sisters — Vomiting, Menses, Post-Partum, Intro to Travel [47 Minutes]
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QUESTIONS________________________________________________

[♦] Question: When should a girl start fasting?
A girl reached the age of 12 or 13 years and the blessed month of Ramadhaan passed without her having fasted. Is there any sin upon her or her family? Is it upon her to fast and if she doesn’t then is she sinning?

[♦] Answer:  The girl becomes Islaamically bound with (the following) conditions: Islaam, sanity and puberty. Puberty is attained either by menstruation, or the excrement of discharge as a result of sexual desire, or having a wet dream if she saw the discharge, or the growth of thick hair around the front private part, or reaching the age of 15 years. So if this girl fulfilled the conditions of being legally bound by Islaam, fasting is obligatory upon her and it is a must that she makes up the fasts she left off while being at that age. And if one of the conditions are not fulfilled then there is nothing required of her.

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 (AbdurRahman.org)

[♦] Question: Does fasting have any social benefits?
Does every day on which the fast is performed in Ramadan require an intention, or is it sufficient to make one intention for the whole month?

[♦] Answer: Yes, it has social benefits. From them is the feeling people have that they are one nation eating at one time and fasting at one time. The wealthy one is cognizant of Allaah’s blessings and is sympathetic to the poor. Fasting lessens shaytaan’s treachery to the son of Aadam. In fasting there is piety of Allaah, and piety of Allaah strengthens the bonds between the individuals of the community.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen. Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 37, Fatwa No.10; Fiqh al-’Ibaadaat libni ‘Uthaymeen – Page 170 (AbdurRahman.org)

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {June 10-16, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

We’ve added some new articles about bulletin boards, and newly designed printable recipe cards! If FlyLady is your thing, you will like the missions related to Ramadhan. And there are of course, some audio lectures.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 1 month and 10 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah.

[♦] Make Up Fasts -— Keep making up your missed days! Tell your family members and friends as well.

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Creative & Crafty Bulletin Board Alternatives
We’ve posted about bulletin boards before. But not like this! Check out these 4 great BB articles! The first one is my favorite, especially if you don’t have the money to purchase a board.

  • How to Make a Fabric Wall Bulletin Board
    Sisters, we know you want a beautiful and spacious bulletin boards for Ramadhaan. We also know you don’t want to spend a lot of money. We have a solution that we think you will love! Continue Reading
  • What To Put On A Bulletin Board Display
    You’ve decided you want a display wall for ramadhan. But what goes on it? Here are a few creative ideas on what to include on your bulletin board/wall display.  Continue Reading
  • How To Plan a Bulletin Board
    What is it you want to accomplish with the board?  What kinds of information do you plan to put on it? How much space do you have for a bulletin board? Hopefully you will have a plan after this. Continue Reading
  • Creative Bulletin Board Trim and Borders
    Styling your Ramadhan bulletin board can be fun with a little bit of imagination! Here are some pretty awesome ideas pulled together from around the Web. Continue Reading
  • Sample Bulletin Boards — You will also find some real-life Ramadhan bulletin boards on a previous post, {May 9, 2012}

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Printable Recipe Cards

Home cooks will probably like these printable recipe cards. There’s even a design for boys!

These 4 x 6 recipe cards have lines to write your favorite recipe and recipe title. It also has space for your halal ingredient list. And they feature a special design in the corner.

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Recipe Card for Girls

Download Lilac Hijab (pdf)

Print onto card stock.

Cut out along dotted lines.

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Recipe Card for Boys

Download Robot Chef (pdf)

Print onto card stock.

Cut out along dotted lines.

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Recipe Card for All

Download Islamic Corner (pdf)

Print onto card stock.

Cut out along dotted lines.

[♦] FlyLady Ramadhan Missions & Mission Calendar
We start Flylady Ramadhan this week! Print the 2012 Mission Calendar which lists each mission by date. It’s on Google docs/drive this year. Choose from the PDF version, or OpenOffice version, or WebPage version, or Google Docs version. Lots of choices!  [links fixed 6/13]

[♦] Flylady Missions for June 10-16
You will find the missions posted on the main Ramadhan Planner site: {June 10-16, 2012}

And if you did not print the blank calendar from last week, here’s the link:  Jun-Aug 2012 Calendar (pdf).  It’s great for planning purposes.

RAMADHAN READER________________________________________

[♦] Fruits of Ramadhaan —   Many of us overlook this bounty and are thus left with an incomplete depiction of Ramadan, often viewing it as a month to get oneself into shape!! Or rigidly describing it as a training program teaching self-restraint.  Most importantly . . .  To continue reading, download and print article (pdf) or read online at this link.

AUDIO RAMADHAN________________________________________

Will there be new fasters in your household this year? These previously recorded classes may just come in handy.

Plan a listening schedule for yourself. It really helps.

Audio by Dr. Saleh as Saleh, rahima-hullaah.  BioData

[♦] Fasting for Beginners #1 of 6: Quraan During Ramadan [22 Minutes]
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[♦] Ramadhan for Sisters — Menses Start During Fasting Day [2 Minutes]
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QUESTIONS________________________________________________

[♦] Question: Is the fast invalidated by tasting food?
Does every day on which the fast is performed in Ramadan require an intention, or is it sufficient to make one intention for the whole month?

[♦] Answer:   Tasting food does not invalidate the fast, if a person does not swallow it. But you should not do it unless there is a need for it; and in this situation, if any of it enters the stomach without your intending it, then your fast in not invalidated. — Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen,  Fatwa Islam

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {June 6-9, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

This week’s update will be short. This is because after today, weekly updates will happen on Sunday’s instead of Wednesday’s. So look for another update in a few days insha’Allah.

Today you will find a printable calendar for Jun-Aug 2012, card stock crafting tips, some crafting resources, and a question/answer on Ramadhan competitions.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

Count Down -— There are about 44 days (about a month and a half) until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah. Plan! Plan! Plan! Plan!

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

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

Help! I Don’t Have Card Stock for This Craft Project! 
Card stock templates make paper crafting easy. However, sometimes, you just don’t have card stock although a particular craft calls for it. What should you do? There are some great free substitutions such as, Continue reading →

Shape Book Resource
Will you be paper crafting with your children this Ramadhan? You will probably like this extensive Shape Book Patterns webpage.

How to Make a Field Journal
If you are looking for instructions to make a book then use this one, Making Field Journals. This simple book-making technique can be used for a variety of projects.

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

Printable 3-Month Calendar
We have reached the point when a blank calendar is handy. Download the Jun-Aug 2012 Calendar (pdf). It’s great for planning purposes.

We will be sharing our customary calendar complete with all the Ramadhan dates as we get closer to Ramadhan insha’Allah.

AUDIO LOUNGE________________________________________________

Are Ramadhaan competitions permissible?

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