Ramadan is our month of freedom. It is our most liberating month. It is our month of simplicity. It makes me happy that Ramadan is in the summertime, with no baseball/softball distractions that fall and spring brings or heavy loaded homeschooling we do in the winter.
My Beloved Big A is becoming quite a writer, mashaAllah. We bought her this wonderful little word processor, that she now has been using to write with called the AlphaSmart 3000. The reviews on Amazon from other writers raved about this light and non-distracting (no internet) device.
Do you have a Ramadan Tradition? Ramadan Calendars were our main tradition that we held for many years.
Lately our Ramadan Calendars have not been used as much because of our travels during Ramadan. However, this year we decided that if we are to travel, we are going to bring our Ramadan Calendars with us. Hey, Traditions are important!
We recently made some changes to our learning environment. The environment centered around big bowls of fruit and the smell of burnt toast. Yes the dining room/kitchen where we spend a great deal of time sitting at the table doing schoolwork as well as eating . . . umm, burnt toast.
We transformed the table, no more sitting at chairs, we took off the legs and now we sit on the ground. We have been grounded and it feels so good!
When I created the first 12, I was concerned about filling two pages with cards and out of my imperfection did not add the most perfect name: Allah.
As I was working on the next 5 names of Allah, an image of five attributes/colors encircling the Name of Allah came to me: *Pink ~ Allah is the Loving One~ Al- Wadud *Blue ~ Allah is the All Powerful ~ Al- Qadir *Green ~ Allah is the All Compassionate, All Merciful ~ Ar-Rahman/Ar-Rahim *Yellow ~ Allah is the Perfectly Wise ~ Al-Hakim
I doodled down the idea, then reread the chapter on Allah. Under the Aqidah term: Takwin it reads:
"All existence and actions depend upon (Allah) Him. He is the only creator. . . He created the creation, not because He needed it, but to manifest His love, His will, His wisdom, His power, and His compassion."