I just discovered a nice series by Dr. Bilal Philips on making the most out of Ramadan. Only the first two sessions have been uploaded so far.
[I think it might continue throughout Ramadan.]
I’m currently listening to it. The first lecture talks about the goals that we need to set for this Ramadan. It’s a sorely-needed reminder.
Yes, another book.
It’s amazing just how much (free) information we have available, isn’t it? And are we trying to benefit from it?
This book is online: Ramadan and Fasting by Abdel Kader Kamel Tayeb.
There’s a nice intro where he explains why we fast. He also has a nice long section where he mentions the virtues of fasting and Ramadan.
Attention all parents [Yes Brothers, educating your child is your responsibility too, not just your wife’s.]: He also has a section called “Educating your children in Ramadan“.
I just discovered this book today so I haven’t read it. Overall, it seems quite decent though.
[Full disclosure: If you google “Quran Journal”, the first link that shows up is an article on how and why to keep a Quran Journal. Did I rip the idea off from that article? No, I did not. I had a Quran journal long before I found that article and I don’t believe in plagiarism.
However, I think I did steal the term “Quran Journal” from that article. I used to call mine a “Quran notebook”. Notebook sounded too school-girlish. Journal sounds very professional so….I stole the name.]
Okay, what is a Quran Journal? Short Answer: Whatever you want it to be.
Ramadan and the Quran. The Quran and Ramadan. They’re intertwined, these two and cannot be separated.
One of the ways to prepare for Ramadan is to increase our time with the Quran. How? By reciting it, pondering over it, etc.
In a future post, insha-Allah, I’ll talk about the right of the Quran over us and how we can fulfill them.
For now though, the following article should be a good reminder of how Ramadan and the Quran are interconnected. Read more