I want to apologise for not getting back to you all sooner. I haven't been doing well for awhile, in fact I'm not doing well today either. But that's a story for another day.
So I wanted to let you know what's been happening in the last 9 days of Ramadan. Honestly it was nothing exciting, I was mostly doing the usual help prepping and things for food and resting for my health.
My sleep hasn't been good, I have not been able to sleep properly and it was affecting me pretty badly. One of the days I did not sleep the whole night and ended awake for a very long time. One of the days I had to miss Iftar because I wasn't doing well. So overall it wasn't something that I wanted to blog about because it didn't sound fair and exciting for you all to know about it.
Everything is fine when I managed to get my sleep proper but two days before Eid I ended up feeling ill. I ended up getting a broken voice and felt kind of tired. That's what happens when the weather is unpredictable.
Aside from all that, my last 9 days of Ramadan was pretty uneventful and a peaceful I would say.
- The less you think about food and occupy your mind with other things the easier and faster the day will go by.
- The good deeds that you do for the day will increase your rewards and reduce your sins
- Compliment someone and it will help make their day, being humble is also a good characteristic to have.
- If you feel angry or you feel like your about to explode, leave the place you are in, e.g. if you're in the room then leave that room and count to 10 out loud (focus on the counting not what is making you angry), it will cool you down.
- Always stay prepared for when you are ill, try and prep food for then too that way you don't have to feel too much of a burden feel like you need to do a lot.
- Deligation is key for an individual, try to deligate more rather than think that you are on your own.
- Plan and prep what needs to be made for Eid at least 3 days before so you won't feel like it's too much.
- Putting henna on overnight and adding tea bag water in it will darken the colour and last longer
- Change your environment. Make sure to always change your environment regularly that way you will not feel depresssed or sad easily instead you will refreshed.
Did You Know?
- The old Qur'ans date all the way back to the 7th century are completed and intact till today and are displayed in museums in Turkey and other parts of the world.
- If there were a time where all Qur'an in the world have been distroyed, the Arabic original would still remain. This is because there are millions of Muslims who have memorised the Qur'an letter by letter, they are known as Hafiz (guardians) and can easily recover the Qur'an again.
- Sharia is the Islamic law set that regulate a daily life of a Muslim and provides a guide for living by Islamic priniciples. It is derived from Islam's canonical texts, the Qur'an and Hadith (sayings and actions of Muhammad). This is an effort for Muslims to understand God's instructions and apply them to daily life as they are made by humans, they are likely to include some mistakes.
- It is believed by some that the spread of Islam was forced upon people by battles. Back in the day the Muslim empire initially spread, for the most part, through battles and conquests (common form for that time) but the religion itself was never forced. In fact non Muslims had the right to worship as they pleased, just as long as they paid the tax called "Jizyah."
- Terrorism, unjustified violence and killing of non-fighting civilians (even intimidating, threating or injuring them) are all completely forbidden in Islam. Islam is about peace whether that person is a Muslim or not.
- 'Jihad' does not mean 'holy war' in actuality it means 'to sturggle' or 'to strive' this term can be used in many ways, even now, Jihad (struggle) of laziness, arrogance etc.
- Women are not oppresssed in Islam. Any man who does this is not following Islam. One of the many teachings of Muhammad that protected the rights and dignity of women is his saying, '...the best among you are those who treat their wives well.'
- There are many rights granted to women in the home and in society. Some of these rights include: Earn money, financial support, own property, education, interitance, treated kindly, to vote, bridal gift, worship in a mosque, divorce and much, much more.
- Muslims women wear the hijab (head scarf) in fulfillment of God's decree to dress modestly. Modestly dressing like this has been worn by religious women throughout time, for example, traditional catholic nun, Mother Teressa and Virgin Mary.
Please check out the website for the rest of the facts. They are so interesting and probably something that you may not know.
Those are the last of tips and facts for this month. I hope you all had a wonderful and fulfilled Ramadan. I know I enjoyed it and tried my best to do what I can. I can't believe Ramadan for this year is now over. Alhamdulilah be grateful for everything I sure am.
Eid Mubarak To You All!
I hope to speak with you all soon (In Sha Allah)
Take care and think positive,
Tarana A beaming star shining with positivity for the world to embrace xoxox