Ramadan Loose Ends

Alhamdulillah, for the brother and sister that own the IHOP that sponsored suhur at the masjid. The pancakes, eggs, and chai were delicious. And alhamdulillah for all of the brothers and sisters that provided food for the Muslims during this month.

I wimped out of my “convert name change back” campaign. I didn’t know it could be so challenging to re-assert your own name. Alhamdulillah, I did make some progress but it seems like it will be an uphill battle. In sha Allah, I’ll try again on Eid and during the house hopping.

My immediate family and some sisters I am close to are or will in sha Allah soon be enjoying their custom artwork Eid gifts courtesy of IzzyMo. This sister is talented, mashaAllah. You should have her do some work for you, you will not be disappointed.

May Allah reward each and every volunteer that helped make this month a little smoother so that we could enjoy our worship and the food.

May Allah release every unjustly detained captive.

I also wimped out on reducing my hijab collection, so while I didn’t add any more, I’m still in the mid-seventies but I’m working on it…slowly.

My salaams to my favorite Ramadan sisters until the next year in sha Allah.

I apologize and seek forgiveness from those I have harmed or offended. Life is too short to be remain angry with people and it’s just not worth it. If you have harmed me, don’t worry about it because I have already forgiven you.

Some new posts over at Empty Stomach, Full Heart.

Correction: In the Pay Your Zakat al-Fitr Now (and please do make sure you pay it before the Eid salaah) post, I should have mentioned that the hadeeth about the reward of fasting being suspended until you pay the zakat al-fitr has been classified as weak.

I knew that but did not mention it and then today I overheard some sisters talking about zakat al-fitr and the one dispensing the advice mentioned this hadeeth and I cringed because I knew it was weak and she was advising these sincere questioning sisters with it. I can tell from the number of incoming google searches that people are still scrambling to pay the zakat al-fitr at this late hour.

In sha Allah, if you haven’t paid it make the intention that if Allah gives us life to see the next Ramadan to give the zakat al-fitr as early as possible. It is a part of our deen that every Muslim should have food to enjoy on Eid so if you give the money at eid salaah or just a couple of hours before the salaah, how do you expect it to be distributed to its rightful recipients?

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Author: Ify Okoye

Muslim woman, RN, & rebel with a cause.

7 thoughts on “Ramadan Loose Ends”

  1. Hi, I’ve been reading your blog for a week or two now and just wanted to de-lurk. I’m also a muslim fan of Apples, so it’s always nice to find people who are in two of the relatively small minorities I’m in ๐Ÿ™‚ And the IHOP near me is owned by a Muslim family, so now I’m wondering if we live in the same city. I’m trying to figure out how to ask without giving it away if you don’t want it known, so here goes: is there a strip mall across the street from the biggest masjid in your city that contains a halal grocery, a pizza place, a liquor store, and a mexican restaurant? And then right next to it there’s a car dealership? Sorry if this is a completely weird question, I’m just curious.

  2. Asalamu alaykum and Eid Mubarak,

    Thank-you for de-lurking. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s fascinating to me that people actually read my blog and the trajectory of the posts that people read. It seems that the blog has a life of it’s own and ever since Shaykh Faraz Rabbani linked to one of my posts on Seeker’s Digest the number of visits has jumped.

    It’s nice to find more Apple fans, really I was a die-hard Windows PC customer until I bought my Powerbook a few years ago and experienced the difference.

    I don’t think we live in the same area, if as your name suggests you are in the middle west. I am a definite east coaster, living in the DC metropolitan area.

    There are quite a few Muslim Mac users that blog of the ones I know about are: Dictator Princess, Indigo Jo, Patience and Gratitude, Islamicate, Shahed on alt.muslim, and there were a lot of Muslims expressing their love for Mac over at Apple Gazette.

  3. mashaAllah the suhoors were so good! I hope we’re talking about the same masjid, if we are then alhamdulillah, if not, you know which masjid i’m referring to then!

    mashaAllah totally love your blog btw, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Eid Mubarak, taqabal Allahu minaa wa minkum, may Allah accept your deeds and mine! ameen

  4. Asalamu alaykum,

    TwennyTwo, I’m not sure which IHOP they own but in sha Allah, I’ll find out because definitely some sisters and I want to make that a regular place for ourselves to eat.

    Ya Amatullah, of course it’s the same masjid but how did you find me over here? Next Eid, you need to come house hopping with us in sha Allah we had so much fun and way too much food.

    Ameen to the dua.

    Eid Mubarak.

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