Day Twenty-Nine: Last Minute Stuff

This is some of the pretty cool stuff that I have found that you can use during this Ramadan to help you and your family take advantage of this blessed time. Since we are in the last day (or two) until the moon is sighted and the month of Ramadan is upon us, I thought I would like to take this time to say thank you to the people who have been reading along and making this month such a special treat. I hope you will stick with me through the blessed month and keep up with my Ramadan reflections. Thanks again for all of your support. Without further ado. 

  1. This is a printable pdf of a book called 30 Hadith for Children. It is a great resource for families with young children. Divided into 30 lessons, the hadith are short and accompanied by a short biography of the narrator, a simple explanation of the meaning, and discussion questions. It’s a great way to get your kids thinking about the foundational principles of Islam and how they should behave as Muslims. 
  2. The Mad Mamluks is an amazing podcast that, if you haven’t been following up until now, you should begin. They have a youtube page you can subscribe to. They talk about real issues in a way that is relatable to our modern, American condition. They have had everybody from the Suhaib Webb to Omar Suleiman and Dalia Mogahed on their podcast to talk about what a real, lived Islam can and should be.
  3. Every Ramadan, Nouman Ali Khan does a series that helps bring people closer to the Quran. This year is no different. If you haven’t already signed up for Bayyinah TV, do that now. It’s worth it. And follow along with his 30 Nights of Reflection series this year.  
  4. If there is one book that I cannot recommend enough, other than the Quran itself, it is Reflections on the Quran: A Ramadan Reader. Broken into 30 digestible parts, it is a great resource for those of us who might have busy lives and a hard time reading through an entire juz each day. 
  5. Looking for fun video content this Ramadan. Search no further than HalTV Africa. Each year the crew at HalTV puts together a great line up of shows for your family to watch. They talk about every aspect of Ramadan with a unique African flair (don’t worry its all in English). I enjoyed watching last year and I am sure you will enjoy it too. 

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