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Monday, 29 September 2008

One more Ramadan update and Eid preparation!

Assalamu alaykum,

the week have gone so quickly. I cannot believe it, sadly Ramadan is slipping away...again!!

This week we had our last Ramadan cooking lesson. The boys and I have decided to make a nice fruit salad, we always have a bowl of fruits after our meals! Kids got really busy with washing fruits, peeling, cutting, and preparing a nice fresh bowl of fruit! We used bananas, apples, pears and oranges. We then added some freshly squeezed lemon juice to keep the bananas white and refrigerate until iftar time. Sadly I didn't take any pics as I was too busy looking out for my boys safety!

On another note, we have carried on with our art&crafts craziness of the last 4 weeks or so.
It was now time for some pretty flowers. The boys have not enjoyed this one much...I wonder why?!?
Also some colourful 'eid cards that we made for dh. Pics below!

We carried on with the 15 minutes Qur'an a day and talked about 'eid. We used the book below and learn the dua to say on the day of 'eid and how to perform the prayer.
Last but not least, decorations are on display. For me lots to wash and iron in preparation for the party! All is ready but one thing is bugging me, where would we be going to pray this year? They are in the process of re-building our two local Mosques and so I guess we will have to travel to pray 'eid. I pray to Allah to have a nice day for me and family. Amin.
wa alaykum assalam


Riaz said...

Ramadan has now gone - and faster than I expected it to go. I will be attending the midday Eid prayer at the Regent's Park mosque.

Riaz said...

Eid Mubarak

Regent's Park mosque was absolutely packed and people were having to pray on the courtyard. I got there early enough for the midday prayer so managed to find a space inside which was a good thing because it started to rain.

The service was excellent and the imam gave his speech in both Arabic and English. There were loads of kids around and many were stuffing their faces with sweets.

I bought a few books from the bookshop including one about why people converted to Islam.

muslimah trying to home edu said...

Eid Mubarak to you too Riaz!
I am happy you could attend the prayer and that you had a nice day.

I, on the other side of London, stayed at home as no Mosques around my area at the moment and with kids on tow it makes it all a difficult trip! *sad*

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

Aslamu alakum

Allah Al must'aan for not being able to get out for the prayer but next time inshaAllah.

I really like your flowers and seeing i have not long ago purchased stock of tissue paper i would like to try them, where can i find the instruction sister?

muslimah trying to home edu said...

Wa alaykum assalam sister Rainbow,
jazak'Allahu kheir for visiting us today. it was nice to see you and part of your crew! Mash'Allah!

The flowers are one of the crafts come from the book Activities for rainy days.
Alla you need is tissue paper, florist wires and we added of our own initiative some small pom-poms for the flower pollen.
May be you could find some detailed instruction on the net but i tell you it's very easy and straightforward.