Ramadan Journal: Day 4: Write

by - July 23, 2012

If you are here for the first time, kindly read this post on Journal your Ramadan to understand this series better. Jazakumullah khair.

A photo Talha writing his name in Arabic. 

I also made some paper lanterns with Talha. We will lit them up just before Iftar, insha Allah. It's so difficult to keep kids busy during summer holidays. Do you have any ideas? Do share. 

Today I would like to say a big thank you to bloggers who have been following my Journal your Ramadan prompts in their own personal way. They are: 
Aaliyah (who follows me on Instagram)
Your participation means a lot to me. Jazakumullah ahsanal jaza :)

I would also like to thank HollySnehal, Renu, Hussena and Mary Ann for dropping in every now and then and leaving me encouraging comments. If there is anyone else out there whom I've missed, please give me a shout by leaving a comment. Linking your blogpost in the linky box below is also a great way to let me (and others) know you are following the journal. :) 

When I thought of this journal, I had no idea it would attract so much attention. I'am happy to share my thoughts on Ramadan and feel guilty for not doing so past years. Better late than never, eh? :) 

Hope you had a blessed day. I will be back tomorrow with something special, insha Allah. 

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  1. Thanks for the shout..and you are right its difficult to keep kids busy during vacations...but a creative person like you I am sure will have loads of ideas in your kitty.Saw your paper lanterns on Facebook.Loved the floral one esp.
    its heartwarming to see you teach your kids your traditional values and preserving culture through these celebrations and The arabic handwriting is just a part of that.keep it up.I am learning new things about you everyday...and look forward to your posts.
    Its nice to see a traditional and loving Mother in a fellow blogger who's known for her beautiful crafting skills.
    God bless you and your family.

    1. oh Snehal, I almost cried reading your comment! Thank you so much for such a sweet and encouraging take on my posts. I grew up in India and never thought I would have to raise my children elsewhere. I always worry whether my children are going to loose touch with their roots and go crazy trying to find ways to keep connected. Sigh.

      It's nice to know that I'am doing well. :)

  2. Thank you so much for the mention, Neelu!! Your Ramadan Journal idea is really interesting and I love thinking about the next day's prompt!! Thanks for highlighting the bloggers following this challenge, it'll be fun to see everyone's pics :-)

  3. Thanks for the shout out Neelu ...i really do enjoy your post's in general...but this Ramadan journal have been very interesting to follow...when you shared your Ramadan memories and how you felt the need to connect your children with their roots and our traditions i think it echoes a lot with me ...i guess preserving traditions is quite important and seeing you do so with your children inspires me so much!! i love that your son has learnt to write Arabic at such an early age and the lantern's you two have made look's just lovely!!like snehal says Keep up the Good Work :)

    1. My pleasure Hussena. And thank you for coming back again and again. *hugs*

  4. Thank you for the shout out :)

    I really do love the idea of Journal Your Ramadan as it gives me a chance to reflect and look back on the experiences of Ramadan.

    P.S I love the lanterns!

    1. Glad you are enjoying them Aaliyah. I adore those lanterns myself ;)

  5. ok.. finally i read backwards .. but have not left out any page now...really love this..

  6. thank u for remembering.. had commented on networked blogs .. i think..


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