Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My kids and Ramadhan

Ramadhan is coming soon. The first day of Ramadhan will be next Monday, and it means fasting for us, Muslim. This year will be the first year where everyone in my house will be fasting, including my little girl.

Zara and Zaki have been looking forward to fast this year. Last year, Zaki only made it to half day, and this year I'm challenging him to fast the whole day. I told him that it didn't have to be the whole month; a few days will be good enough as a start. 

For Zara, this is the first year she going to try fasting. Hmmm... I would ask her to try half day first, and if she can, slowly make it to full day. Her teachers, at school, have been telling her the wonderful thing about fasting. 

The teacher also reminded them that, during the fasting month, she cannot eat or drink water or milk from sunrise to sunset. She also told me that she cannot pick her nose or said dirty things or fight. 

She looked forward for sahur too. Yup! It's the early morning feast or breakfast. I'm not sure whether she can get up and eat her meals. It would be a challenge to get her to eat at five in the morning. Maybe I would just give her milk.

For the two older boys, it will be business as usual. They know what is expected of them. They need to set examples to the younger ones. No eating or drinking water behind my back.

The holy month of Ramadhan hasn't started, but people have already start selling cookies for Raya or Eid. Tailors, also didn't want to take orders anymore. Some of them stop taking orders three months before Eid. Heh! It will be a challenge to me whether I can get Zara and my Baju kurung ready for Eid. Hahaha! We haven't done any shopping yet.

But, the most important thing during this holy month of Ramadhan is to spend your precious time to pray and read the Quran. In fact, if nothing stopping you, try to finish the whole Quran in the month of Ramadhan. Insya allah, I will try to finish the Quran.


1 comment:

  1. assalamualaikum

    it's nice reading people's entries about ramadhan kareem.. everyone is so excited..

    fasting is just a wonderful thing for muslims :)

    ..and baking cookies too, as it's a great activity for all of us :)

    have a nice ramadhan :)