I’m a bit late in posting this (only a couple of days late!) but I’d like to wish everyone a blessed month of Ramadan, full of good deeds, delicious food and a memorable month of fasting, prayers and charity.
I debated whether I should take part in the yearly Ramadan Journal challenge held by the wonderful Neelu who initially started a lot of bloggers doing this. I’ve taken part in previous years, but decided not to this year to focus on ibadah (prayer) and spending more time at home to make the most of the month rather than stressing about posting every day. As much as I always enjoy the challenge, I’ll be taking a break this year, although I will be continuing to post where I can!
However my elder sister will be taking part in the challenge so please do follow her progress!
In the meantime, here’s an idea of the beautiful sunsets we’ve been seeing lately. the sunshine has finally hit London and it’s made our skies all pastelly pink and blue. I’m off to break my fast soon, which we’ve been busying ourselves in the kitchen with, so enjoy the lovely summer that’s finally reached us and I’ll be posting again soon! : )
Ramadan Mubarak and may all of your duas be granted x
I often have to go out around London town to visit various areas for work, and often stumble across beautiful pieces of street art, unique sculptures and through-provoking posters, graffiti and signs around London which all make it the wonderfully quirky and interesting place that it is.
While running around Canary Wharf area today, and trying to hide from the rain, I spotted this amazing giant street scrawl on the side of a big block of flats by artists Irony & Boe, who are known for their giant pieces around London.
It was just what I needed to brighten up a very wet, grey day and of course, made me stop to take a picture (or three). Something to start this week off, a giant doggy (it’s actually called Chihuahuazilla!) with a little wisdom in its eyes as it looks over the busy traffic lights : )
I finally got to the end of the alphabet – but there’s still a few more days left of Ramadan! Here’s my photo of the day(s) – preparation for Eid with some spontaneous henna!
Zenith meaning the peak – at which the 26th fast and the 27th night are the most important for us, while at the same time we get a little crazy while we go into shopping mode! Here’s some of the things I’ve been getting ready for Eid!
There’s something about the colour yellow which feels appropriate as the end of Ramadan draws closer – maybe the burst of activity and preparations, as well as the fact that we strive to make the most of the last ten days of Ramadan.
For me, it’s an inspiring colour – hopeful, sunny and bright – and certainly eye-catching enough to make you see something in a different way.
XXL portions of flowers for a sunny weekend : )
I’ve been having a slice of this almost every day for iftar times, perfect water-based fruit for the evenings : )
There’s a lot of ways to interpret this one, so I’ll post the one I liked most – varieties of food that we’ve been having over the last couple of days : )
After watching the wonderful Snapchat Mecca story yesterday which has gotten Muslims and non-Muslims talking, I was so pleased to see such an amazing reaction to the snapshots and videos sent in by worshippers in Mecca performing Umrah on the holiest night of Ramadan – the 27th night known as Lailat as-Qadr, or the Night of Power – showing images of the Kaaba, the night prayers and the millions of dishes handed out for iftar to everyone.
It made me think of how far-reaching we have become, and what a wonderful opportunity there is to unite Muslims, as well as informing non-Muslims of the beauty of Islam.
So today’s post is one of the ones taken from the Snapchat video showing a packed full scene of people – all there for one reason, and all appreciating the beauty of Mecca and Islam : )
Because sometimes after you open your fast, you just need something sweet – here’s some of the things I’ve been treating myself too (although there isn’t a lot of space in my stomach to overeat!)