Ramadan is over – ‘Id is here!

id moubarak id kuchenid moub2

dear sisters and readers,

that was it, mashaallah, Ramadan is gone, a whole month of fasting and worship says good-bye.

Thank you so much for your company through this year’s Ramadan in pictures, it was a pleasure to share these with you, and I really appreciated all your comments and thoughts here, jazakoum Allahu khairan.

wishing you now ‘Id moubarak said, a most blessed day, happiness with your families, inner satisfaction and that Allah accepts and rewards all your efforts!

peace and love xxx and until soon, inchaallah

 

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Ramadan in pictures #9

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It is not sure yet if today is the last day of Ramadan, or tomorrow. But we are already working towards the celebration. For this year’s ‘Id I will bake this and that cake, inchaallah, and decorate them with some sweets.

And today we are cleaning the house and also preparing our Zakat ul ‘Id which is the obligatory donation which has to be given on behalf of every Muslim in the household, this is to purify the soul, to assure that everyone will be happy on ‘Id and to care for the poor (we will give wheat this year).

While doing all of this, I am also thinking about how to continue with some extra-acts of worship even after Ramadan, it would be so good to carry on some of the baraka of this blessed time, ya Rabb.

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2:277

Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

Qur’an 2:277

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Ramadan in pictures #8

id klamotte beige  id klamotte detail ‘Id approaches, Ramadan is nearly over, and while engaging in these last blessed days and nights, we are also preparing for the feast-day. Some of the etiquettes you can find here: preparing for ‘Id ul fitr.

(by the way: the Imam changed the situation and since a few years, also the women of our village pray together with the men the feast prayer, alhamdulillah!)
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Ramadan and the 27th night

laylat ul qadr

the schedule of a night in Ramadan, as you can see, day- and night-activities are a bit reversed these days.

Tonight was blessed, subhanallah, glory and praise to Allah!
The fact of being able to stay awaken, at home, the two small children praying at my side before they calmly felt asleep, then having time alone, being able to turn towards God, the whole night, without fatigue, what a gift, alhamdulillah.
Outside was peace, no dogs to be heard, a quiet atmosphere all around.
The men (including our two older boys) spent the whole night at mosque, subhanallah, everybody was engaged in worship, it seemed as if the whole valley reminded God tonight – what a blessing to witness this, subhanallah.

I will go to rest now a little, inchaallah, before a new day begins ( though waking time will be a bit later today), and I wish you His acceptance of your prayers and worship. may the peace of this night embrace the whole world.

Allahumma taqqabbil minni oua minkoum!

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