Haram Days to Fast

My ramadan recordBelow are Haram days to fast:

1. Eid al-Fitr (1st Shawwal).
2. Eid al-Adha (10th Dhul Hijjah)
3. The days of Tashriq (11th, 12th, 13th Dhul Hijjah – the three days following Eid al-Adha).
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Recommended Du’as/’Adiyah in Ramadan

My ramadan record1. Intention for Fasting (in the heart)

وَبِصَوْمِ غَدٍ نَّوَيْتُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

Wa bi-sawmi ghadin nawaytu min shahri Ramadan

I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan.

2. Dua for Breaking Fast (Iftar)

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ [وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ] وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ

Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu [wa ‘alayka tawakkaltu] wa ‘alaa rizqika aftartu  Continue reading

My Ramadan Record Book

My ramadan recordAssalamu’alaikum,

To help you keep track of your child’s deeds and activities in the month of Ramadan, please feel free to download My Ramadan Record Book (19 pages). This book contains general knowledge about Ramadan and record sheets. Below is a listing of what you’ll find in this book:

1. Definition of fasting
2. Classification of fasting
3. The purpose of fasting  Continue reading

Islam for Kids; The Five Pillars of Islam.

Assalamu’alaikum wr wb,

Normally, we have an Islamic Studies every Friday. We talked about the five Pillars of Islam last Friday. I hope this article will inspire you to discuss about the five Pillars of Islam with your children.

The Five Pillars of Islam.

There are five pillars in Islam. The five pillars of Islam are duties which are obligatory on all Muslims. These duties are Shahadah, Salaah, Zakaat, Saum and Hajj.

  • Shahadah:

The 1st pillar is Shahadah. The Shahadah is the Muslim declaration of Faith. In Arabic [ʾašhadu ʾan] lā ilāha illā-llāh, wa [ʾašhadu ʾanna] muḥammadan rasūlu-llāh. In English, “[I testify that] there is no god (ilah) but God (Allah), and [I testify that] Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

  • Salaah:

The 2nd pillar is Salaah. Salaah is prayers, that are performed five times a day. Continue reading