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Farewell

I can’t believe Ramadan is almost over. It always seems to take forever to get here and then passes by in the blink of an eye.
This month for me was very busy, probably the busiest Ramadan I’ve ever experienced. The long, hot, thirsty days were made even more arduous by our move. Boxes, packing, trashing and thrifting while fasting. Despite everything, we moved and are settling in and Ramadan has been wonderful. The move also robbed me of high-speed internet, which has a nuisance as far as school but not too much of a problem because I try to stay off of the internet during Ramadan anyway, hence the lack of posts.

I have also been sewing like a mad-woman for eid. Lack of money had me digging in my fabric stash for myself and the girls. More on that later…

In the move I came across a great little book entitled The Salah of Women that my mother in law gave to me. While I had a few goals for Ramadan, improving my salah was not one of them, but this book set me on that path. As I started reading about the importance of Salah and how Allah with ask us about concerning it I was inspired to read more and review my Salah.
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I’m very glad I did so. There were a few things I was saying wrong and some sunnah of wudu I had been neglecting. Ma’shallah, this is a wonderful book. Every statement is supported by Holy Quran and Hadith with references, original Arabic text and English translation. It covers the importance of Salah, purity, wudu, the positions of Salah and everything that is recited in Salah. I recommend his book to all Muslim women and encourage ladies to regularly review their Salah. We may not always make a perfect wudu or a perfect salah, you wouldn’t want your supplication to be nullified becuase of a small act missed. But through regular refreshers, insha’allah perfect ibadah can be attained and the pleasure of Allah earned.
Now back to eid sewing.