Asalaamu alaikum sisters,
InshaAllah this post finds you on your way through a beautiful ramadhaan and on the way to a wonderful laylat ul kadr, ameen.
I was with my family today and while dh was getting groceries in the yemeni market, I met a really nice niqabi sister who, with her enthusiasm over seeing dd, made me totally forget about how tired I was from fasting alhamdulillah. I could tell she had the most glowing smile and personality under her niqab mashaAllah and she made me laugh more than once, as she explained that she wanted to hold dd but couldnt, due to her having a cold and how her niece jumped over the center seat of the car because she didnt want to get sick before laylatul kadr inshaAllah lol. (you had to be there, the way she said it with such drama in her voice, it was funny, trust me).
Now the only problem is that I forgot to get her name and number so please make dua for me that I meet her again inshaAllah, because this dear sister, she really warmed my heart. Maybe with your dua she will google search “the niqabi sister from the yemeni market in michigan” and she will find my blog!
No honestly, we actually did, I promise this is not just another random post alhamdulillah. There was a huge downpour today, such a mercy from Allah subhana wa tala that we get all this rain while countries like Yemen and Somalia are facing drought subhanAllah.
After the storm my son found a damaged nest on the ground, minus eggs and/or birds so he picked it up, pieced it together and looked at it in wonder, and then explained to his friends what it was. We talked about how intricate the nest was with ribbons and sticks and clay and mud and grass, and the bounty of Allah. Alhamdulillah it was a good conversation piece. We tried to initially put it back in the tree but the first branch was about thirty feet off the ground subhanAllah.
Alhamdulillah, I have been able to make time this year to read Qur’an, although not as much as I would like. I am only at soorah Ali Imran. I was hoping that by this time of ramadhan I would be halfway through. Unfortunately I have had so many other things to occupy my time such as getting myself ready to go back to school, getting my son ready, trying to make ramadhan interesting for my him and spend some much needed together insha’Allah… taking my daughter to appointments… alhamdulillah the list goes on forever. Masha’Allah though, I have been able to keep my fasts everyday, though I’ve been sick, and I have been able to cook for many others and attend iftars, as well as making it to taraweeh some nights. I guess as far as ramadhan goes, it has been more eventful than the last two years…
salaam alaikum sisters here is another beautiful site for ramadhan ideas, ‘crafting with intention’… click here.
“I wish for you all a blessed ramadhan that is full of barakah, and happiness for you and your families…ramadhan kareem.”