The Ijtema.net team wish our readers a wonderful Eid! May Allah accept our good deeds, Ameen.
And just to help you keep up the Ramadan spirit all year round, insha’Allah, check out this awesome series of short posts on how to realise the true beauty of Salat. Eleven posts on, and I think it’s still being updated! Subhanallah.
I am surprised that we have yet to plug DuaPower.com on Ijtema… but alhamdulillah, here we go!
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If I can be happy and comfortable without flipping through movie channels and serials (that have little practical good in them) in this month, then why not the rest of the year? Why give in to the false notion of “I need this kind of (switch-your-brain-off-and-laugh-yourselves-to-death) entertainment to be culturally educated and informed!” or “I need this to stay happy!”
My routine was broken and I’ll admit I felt jostled out of my calm. Would he ruin it? Would I have to attend to him and thus be unable to fully attend to my own needs? Selfishness was creeping up in me, as he climbed up on my lap.
It is undeniable that a lot of women are, because of this misplaced notion of women’s role in religion, inevitably left with very few, if any, opportunities to maximize their rewards during Ramadan. But equally, some of us have no one but our self to blame. A lot of us do have the resources, the time and the chance to engage in these activities but yet we consider it wiser to de-prioritise them, and instead waste this unique month, by intentional choice, in either free reign shopping, just for the sake of it socializing or grandiose cooking, and in the process, defeating the whole concept behind fasting in the first place (that of controlling one’s worldly desires).
I’d like to add that some families place this burden on their women, as they feel Ramadan isn’t complete without the mega-iftaris. Breaking the fast with friends and family is highly rewarding and recommended, but don’t overwhelm the sister by expecting her to cook five different dishes for thirty people, single-handedly. So please, if you’re not responsible for cooking the meals, use some common sense, and also lend a hand in the kitchen to get the most reward, inshallah.