Ramadan 1433/2012: Race to Goodness

Written by on July 11, 2012 in Lifestyle

event happening in UK preparing for ramadan

Ramadan 2012 time table – Major cities South Africa

Cape Town Ramadaan 1433 Timetable – 2012

Durban Ramadan 1433 Timetable – 2012

Johannesburg Ramadan 1433 Timetable – 2012

see the  here for other cities in south africa

Are you prepared for Ramadan?

Let the games begin. While the whole world is getting ready for the Olympic games, all muslims are getting ready for the race towards goodness, Ramadan 1433.  Here is a good training plan to help you with that 30 day test match and the 90 minute taraweeh session.

 About Ramadan

Saum/Fasting is a unique moral and spiritual characteristic of Islam. Fasting means to abstain “completely” from foods, drinks, intimate intercourse and smoking, before the break of the dawn till sunset during the entire month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic year. In the evening additional prayer is performed. Fasting in Ramadan is obligatory on every responsible and fit Muslim. . This is a pillar of Islam, and any failure to observe it without reasonable excuses is a grave sin in the sight of God. Muslims wake up at pre dawn (about 4:30am) and have suhur which is a very early breakfast. The whole routine of a muslim person changes drastically during this month. Their sleep routine, eating patterns, literally change overnight. The body, mind and soul are tested and trained so that the person can practice self restraint.

The Quran(Muslim holy book) was revealed on The Night of Power/Laylatul Qadr in this month. There is great emphasis placed on reciting as much Quran as possible during this month.

The only obligatory fasting is that of Ramadan – which may be 29 or 30 days, depending on the moon’s positions. Ramadan ends with the holiday Eid ul-Fitr, on which feasts are held. Eid ul-Fitr starts the day after Ramadan ends, and is verified by the sighting of the new moon. Muslims give money to the poor and wear their best clothes.

 

Nanima’s ramadan goodie bag

revamped by RDLB – http://www.rdlb.co.za

1. Join the 1000 good deeds campaign

2. Read lots of Quran – Guidance for all mankind

3. Free E-Book – Ramadan Health Guide

4. Check out my attempt at  Ramadan Recipes

5. Ramadan Health Tips from Mufti Menk

6. Wake up for Sehri – need energy make a Sehri Power Smoothie 

6. Break your fast with dates and eat moderately. Break your fast, don’t “Break” your fast.

Salman ibn Amir Dhabi related that the Prophet said: Break your fast with dates, or else with water, for it is pure (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi).

If you would like to buy dates online, delivered directly to you fresh from Madina. Buy from the Nanima Bizaar . Prices range from R85-R100. Delivery is R35 for max of 2kg.  Pickup can be arranged in Lenasia. Delivery anywhere in south africa. If you are looking for other types we can try and get you a quote.

Dates Khudari  R85 – 1kg

 

Are your Muslim colleagues and employees acting a little weird?

  •  Every time you pass their pc, you find them staring at the Nando’s  or Joburg Halaal homepage.
  • When you open your packet of slap chips, you have to get a life jacket because you are drowning, someone was drooling from lissing.
  • Every minute that goes pass, your muslim colleague keeps asking what’s the time? Everyone sitting around is so use to question that before he can ask the time, the whole department in chorus tells the time as the minutes change. It almost feels like you working for 1026 “when you hear the beep, it will be 14h00 and 20seconds”.
  • When you go for a smoke break, your smoking muslim buddie stalks you, he is not puffing away as usual but standing very close to you and is really invading your personal space.
  • When your Muslim colleague thinks no one is looking, he takes 40 winks, before you know it the whole floor is vibrating because the snoring is so loud.
  • Your muslim colleague arrives at the crack of dawn and leaves before sunset. Even on a Friday.
  • Everyday before you muslim colleague leaves his head is pinned against the window and he keeps asking you, “can you see it?” you reply ”what?” he says “the new moon”.

 

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