Ramadan Maintenance

As the years go by, I continue to make the intention to maintain my “Ramadan passion” when our dear friend passes. And here we are again on the verge of watching our beloved Ramadan leave us. This past year I tried something different and would like to share those experiences with you. When my passion was starting to wane, I held on to its light by enrolling in an online class with Seekers Guidance. Each week the lesson focused on one aspect to apply in my daily life. The aspect I welcomed like a … [Read more...]

Tips for a Healthy and Nutritious Ramadan

Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIDAN)’s:Top 10 Tips for Enjoying a Healthy and Nutritious Ramadan1. Focus on healthy foods that keep you fuller longer during suhoor (pre-fast) and iftar (break-fast) meals:• Fiber:  whole wheat grains, breads, cereals, and pastas; brown rice vegetables and fruits, beans, nuts* and seeds*,Protein: lean animal meat; fish/seafood, low-fat or nonfat dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese) beans, nuts*, and seeds*Healthy Fats: olives and olive oil, canola oil … [Read more...]

A Prayer Before Ramadan

  Oh, Allah. I remember the Ramadans before I got married. How they would be filled with night prayers, reading Qur’an, supplications in the dead of night. And I remember the Ramadan two months after I gave birth to my twin daughters, and I cry. That must have been my worst Ramadan ever, in my scale. And I remember the Ramadan when my girls were one year old, and it wasn’t much of a Ramadan for me, either. And I remember last year, when my girls were two years old. Nothing to be proud of. … [Read more...]

GrowMama Ramadan Picks

This month’s picks are all related to Ramadan. It’s just around the corner! Ramadan Mubarak to all of our readers. Enjoy this collection of links and resources. Please share your go-to sites in the comments section below!1. Hakima Midwifery has some great tips for pregnant or breastfeeding moms.2. We love the Ramadan Moon song by Yusuf Islam.3. Some great crafts for kids can be found on this Ramadan Joy site.4. This blog has some pointers for the days that you cannot fast.5. Can … [Read more...]

Ramadan: A Month of Reflection and Renewal for the Soul

A month of fasting from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset may not sound like anything to look forward to but Ramadan is the most beautiful and most anticipated month of the year for many Muslims, myself included.  It is the month in the Islamic year that unites all Muslims from all ethnicities and social classes, a month that reminds us all that the only thing that makes one person better than another is their piety, not their wealth or status.  It is the month in which we humble o … [Read more...]

It’s Arafah Day!

Monday, November 15th is the blessed Day of Arafah, where millions of hajjis are standing on the great Mount Arafat supplicating to Allah for forgiveness and acceptance.  Even though we may not be with them this year, we can still join in the great blessings of this day by fasting, increasing our remembrance of Allah and sharing joy and good will with our community.  May you have a blessed Day of Arafa and a wonderful Eid.As Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) said, “Fasting the day of Arafah erases the si … [Read more...]


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