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?