Ramadan Journal: Day 26 - 28

by - August 07, 2013

If you are here for the first time, kindly read this post on Journal your Ramadan to understand this series better. Jazakumullah khair.
Couple of hours in the afternoon was spent in a lot of confusion yesterday. Is it going to be Eid tomorrow? Eid in 28 days of Ramadan? How can that be possible? So on and so forth. You can read more about it here

I was hoping we didn't have Eid today (if they had seen the moon yesterday). Most of the things on my to-do list were done. But somehow I wasn't mentally prepared for it. I felt a huge relief when it was announced moonsighting in the UAE will be done today (Wednesday). 

Day 26 - Drink

I canNOT do without a cup of hot, strong chai. This is one of my vices that I'am simply not able to get rid of. I used to have four to five cups of chai daily. I have cut down to one or two. 

Day 27 - Decor

How things change when you have children! Our home used to look exactly the same after daily morning or evening cleaning. Now, even after cleaning two to three times a day, it is still cluttered. And recent addition to the clutter are blocks. Both Aisha and Talha are nuts about Legos and blocks. I'am thinking of getting them a new set of Legos for Eid. Insha Allah. Yes, I know. More clutter to clean up. 

Day 28 - Tradition

Teachings of Islam is the same everywhere. So Muslims should be the same everywhere too. Right? Wrong. Most of the time cultures and traditions come into play. And people get confused between culture and religion. Root cause of many misunderstandings regarding Islam are traditions and culture that somehow crept into the daily lives of people. 

Last year I started two new traditions for myself and my family. One was this Ramadan Journal. And the second was using lights. I made some paper lanterns last year. This year, I bought a set of lights from Hilalful. Although lighting up your home is a normal thing in certain cultures, it was something new for me. My children love these and it has certainly become a part of Ramadan for them. I'am hoping to continue with these traditions next Ramadan. Insha Allah. 

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