- First of all I want to read Qur'an every day, inshaAllah. I always make the excuse that it's hard for me in Arabic, well, whatever, reading in English is better than nothing. I know there are those who are going to be all "well you know, no translation is ever going to be the true meaning..." but I feel it's a step. I want to get one a mus-haf that has the arabic/english and phonetic together. That would be ideal.
- Secondly I want to try to observe my fast in a better way. Not just abstain from food, etc, but to be more patient, calm and reflective. I keep telling the kids that fasting includes speaking kindly and all of that and I should be an example by not screaming at them for fighting and so on.
- Third of all I want to go all out. I want to make Ramadan and Eid the best, most fun and happy memory the kids have. Remember my post on The Lure of Christmas? Well, now it's time to put it into play. I want us to make traditions. More than the usual ones we always do. I want us to pray jama3a and let them help me make iftar. I'm going to get loads of decorations, twinkly lights and lanterns and it's going to be gaudy. But kids like gaudy. InshaAllah I want Eid to be a big deal.
It's a humble list, I think and very doable, inshaAllah. So tell me, what do you do in Ramadan that's out of the ordinary besides fasting? Any family traditions or plans of?