Monday, July 21, 2014

Sulman the persian craft

sulman the persian cartoon -

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Last Ten Nights

The Last Ten Nights of Ramadan are the most special nights of the year! Those days are so special that the Quran was revealed during one of those ten nights. Also any good deed you do, you get 80 times the reward you would usually get! You can see the Last ten nights of Ramadan are really special. Thats why people stay up those nights doing ibadah. Also most people have goals that they can achieve in the last ten nights. I have one goal that I hope I can accomplish. I am trying to read the last 10 juz in the last ten days. The only problem is this I only read one juz and 2 days already past. I guess I'll have to read extra. After this I will read some more. Already people would get a lot of reward with reading Quran, so I hope I will get 80 times more of that reward, inshallah. I hope I get a lot of good deeds this Ramadan. I realized that Ramadan pasted really quick. Also after the first few days of fasting  I was really easy to fast. A few days ago we were at the masjid for Iftar. So my friends and I drank some water and prayed. Then everyone started to get food. I wasn't hungry and I forgot of eating. So I went outside with my friends and we were about to start playing. Then one of my friends were like, " Don't  you want to eat?!" Then I remembered I was just fasting and so we went to get food. It was funny. Anyways fasting is easy now. Even though I still get hungry. Now I am a little hungry and we've got 4 hours left. Well, I am going to read some Quran. Bye!

laylatul qadr

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I am Fasting By Meryem Kose

SPAGHETTI! Mmmmmmmmmm
Today I am fasting and I am going to try to fast for the rest of the Ramadan. Last Ramadan I fasted for 12 day days but this Ramadan I am going to try to fast for many more days. If I do that I will beat my record for fasting. For suhoor we ate spaghetti, Mmmmmmm. I had like 5 plated of spaghetti because it was really good. Well, I have to go now so, BYE!!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

What a parable...

"O men! (Here is) a parable set forth! Listen to it! Those on whom, besides Allah, you call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose and if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition! (Sura Hajj, Ayat 73)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Staying up at Night

This one I made after
some practice.(sorry its dark)
The first one I made was a
Every night from like 5 days ago my brother, my younger sister, and I stayed up from taraweeh until Fajr. My other sister actually stays up but she stays mostly in her room. We stay downstairs. How it all started was that we had guests until like 2:00 and we were awake so we stayed up until Fajr. That day we made a lot of crafts for each other. They were these cool pop-up-cards we learned how to make. That time we did that in the living room. Then we decided to do it downstairs. The only problem was that we kept on forgetting stuff upstairs. Anyways the next day we continued doing art for each other. Then next day we brought our blankets downstairs and wrote stories and we shared it with each other. Then we drew pictures. Yesterday, was really fun. We started making an animation. Staying up is fun, the only problem is we wake up at like 2:30 p.m.! Well, today we woke up at 1:30. 

Ramadan nasheed

Friday, July 11, 2014



Did you know that we're almost halfway through Ramadan??  Isn't it so weird that we're already on the fourteenth day?  I just stood there staring at the calendar wondering how the time went by so quickly.

Now that another week of chemistry class is over, I can write something here.  I guess you've noticed that I haven't written on this blog for a long time.

And now I want to post pictures of my apple pie waffle suhoor!  Wasn't that cool?  Except for anyone besides me who had a tummyache...

One of the best parts about this suhoor was that it was the first suhoor meal I made that actually succeeded.  Remember the Froyo bites?  Huda took a bite and then said she felt like throwing up.  We had all these frozen treats that looked cool but tasted awful.  And remember when everyone kept bugging me to make chocolate covered bananas and I made one for each person and no one ate them when I put them on the table for suhoor!!!

But since the apple pie waffles were a hit, I have become more bold and brave to make more cool suhoor stuff.  Also, maybe we can have apple pie waffles again.  Maybe for iftar instead of suhoor so I will have more time to eat them...

Do you guys have any other cool ideas for stuff we can for suhoor for the rest of Ramadan?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

How to make a pop-up card part 2

Lessons From Prophetic Dynasties

- Allah is so merciful that he was going to forgive firown.  Angel Jibreel stuffed mud in firowns mouth because he was afraid Allah was going to forgive firown.
What am I doing to get that mercy?

-prayer is basically a conversation between me and Allah,

- Every time I read quran I am reading words Allah said

-I should think in the mindset that Allah is not watching me , he is watching out for me.

-Whenever I do anything put Allah in the picture.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to make a ramadan pop-up card Part 1 - base of the masjid

This is a video I made showing you how to make a Ramadan pop-up card. It might be hard but after a few times it will be easy. Part 2 will be uploaded tommorow.

Salman the Persian

Yesterday, I watched an islamic cartoon called "Salman the Persian". Its about a sahabah who lives with his father. Salman keeps a fire going. Though he does it, he realizes its crazy to worship something he makes with his own hands. When he wanted stop feeding the fire, his father got very mad and tied him up to chains and forced him to feed the flames. After a while a servant of Salman's father let Salman free. Then Salman went to a man  who told him about Muhammad (saw). He said it would be a hard trip and a long way but Salman still wanted to see Muhammad (saw). After that he went through a hard long trip.  On his way he was stopped by some bandits. Then he got sold into slavery. Even though a lot of things went wrong for him, Salman didn't give up. Muhammad (saw) was in the area of where Salman lived in Medina. Salman's owner did not believe in Islam but his son did. So whenever Muhammad (saw) said something about Islam, Salman's owner's son would tell Salman. It happened like that until Salman wanted to give the Shahada to Muhammad (saw). So his onwer's son let him free for only until he gave his Shahada. You can see that Salman(ra) would do anything to meet Muhammad (saw). Well, after that, Salman asked his owner how much his freedom would cost. He said it would cost 40 coins and about 250 date palms. (a town is worth that much). So all the Sahabah got to work planting date palms. Also Muhammad (saw) gave Salman 40 coins! You can see that everyone was kind and helped Salman to be free. I hope many other people are like that town and Salman (ra). If you want you can watch this movie by going to this link:

What I learned: I learned that even though something may seem impossible it can be possible if you all work together. In the story All the Sahabah's got together to plant 250 date palms even though Salman thought it would be impossible. So if you work together anything can be possible.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Traveling While Fasting

You don't know how much I
want a sip of this right now!!

Today we are going to NY. I wonder how fasting will be when we travel. I guess it will be harder. I guess I will write an article about traveling while fasting after my fast is over. I guess this post is not really going to give much information. It will just be about whats going on, like a diary. As you know everyday someone gives a gift to everyone. Well, it is babas turn today and I was thinking he could buy us milkshakes on our way there. Then I realized we were fasting. We will go to NY at 5:00 and probably arrive there at around 8:00. (half an hour before Iftar) Maybe in NY he can buy us it after Iftar. Well, just thinking of milkshakes make my mouth water! I am hungry right now and I just heard Meryem say that too. We still have about 5 and a half hours left! I hope that in the car I will be able to sleep. Then it will be only like 2 hours left. I doubt I will be able to because Yusuf is probably going to be annoying. I hope that time passes quickly because I am starving! I even woke up at 12:00. I couldn't sleep much because Meryem was annoying and made so much noise. She woke me up by putting this annoying doll that made noise right next to my ear. (the doll wasn't annoying but it seemed to be very annoying then!) I think this is the longest post I have ever wrote. I have to get my gifts ready now because it will be my turn to give gifts in NY. So I have to go because I have to get my gifts ready. I will try to write a post in NY of how my fast was while I am traveling. So, bye! Talk later.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Being Thirsty in Ramadan

You don't know how much I want a sip
of this now!
In Ramadan, I usually get thirsty. Fortunately, so far in this Ramadan I wasn't thirsty. (except yesterday I was thirsty for half an hour but I slept during that time) I guess I just had to drink a lot during suhoor. Unfortunately, today when I just woke up (now) I have this bad feeling in my throat. A nice cold glass of lemonade would be so good right now! I don't think it hurts because I ran a lot or anything since I just woke up but probably because I didn't drink enough during suhoor. So now I know not to go outside 1 hour before I Iftar and I know to drink more during suhoor. I guess having mistakes like these are good so you know not to do it next time. Well, talk later. Bye!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I had really fun pedaling fast in the breeze,
but in the end I was tired out!
The past few days I was fasting wasn't that hard since I had many things to do. The time past more quickly since we did about 5 hours of school, woke up late, and did computer. That's basically what I did, except I mostly read instead of computer. I mean I still did computer but I also read. The only problem yesterday I was getting bored at around 7:30. (iftars at 8:35) So Yusuf, Meryem and I played outside. That was a bad idea. I ran a lot! Also when I rode my sisters bike I went really fast. Then I came inside and it was about only 7:50! I had about 40 minutes left! I was so thirsty. Fortunately, I was able to sleep until Iftar time. But not every time could be like that. So from now on I am going to always play outside about 20 minutes before Iftar, not an hour. I think you should follow that too, if you get tired easily.

Today I am Fasting By Meryem

Mmmmmmm, I love pancakes!!
Today I am fasting. We ate pancakes for suhoor. It was delicious. I love pancakes. It is my second favorite food. Yesterday I wasn't fasting because I was sick. But today I am fasting because I fell a little better. But I am still kind of sick. I can't eat or drink or anything when I am fasting. One time I want to fast the whole Ramadan. Maybe when I am 8 or 9 years old I can do that. Well, I have to go now. Bye, Bye!

Monday, June 30, 2014

My First Day of Ramadan

Mmmm, I want another slice!!
On my first day of Ramadan we went to Lancaster for Iftar. Before that we did some Islamic Studies so it made our minds off food until 5:00. At 5:00 some of my brothers and sisters friends came. Then we left at around 6:30. It took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes. When we arrived we had to wait an hour so we made some crafts. After that we ate yummy pizza. Then we has some delicious food. For dessert we had cookie cake. It was very yummy. After that we waited another hour and we prayed taraweeh. Then we left at around 12:20. We arrived at home at maybe 2:00. Then we had to keep our mind busy until suhoor. So we had to do many different activities. After suhoor the guest left. Yesterday was really fun, especially because we could sleep late.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

First day of fasting

Yesterday was the first day of fasting. It wasn't that hard. Obviously I was hungry later in the day but it didn't feel that bad. We were going to have iftar at lancaster and some of my friends came with us so that helped pass the time quickly.  The iftar was really good, as usual.  The reason we went to Lancaster was to talk about the Orphan project.  We didn't prepare for it really until the last few minutes before it so me and Mirac just improvised.  Until taraweeh we played outside, then came home.  Then we played on the ps3, and listned to islamic lectures for a while and then ate suhoor.  That is pretty much what I did the first day of Ramadan.

My first day of fasting

My first day of fasting wasn't that hard. I ate a lot for iftar. A reason why it was easy is because my friends came at 5 pm came over for a trip to a Lancaster masjid. when we got there we played outside and talked to each other. I hope all the other days are that easy.

First Ramadan All-Nighter

I titled the post "all-nighter".  Others might protest and say that I meant "qiyaam-ul-layl".  The truth is, however, that we didn't do much of qiyaam, but we did do more of just staying up and trying to keep ourselves occupied until morning when we could sleep.  It might take a little while to adjust to this schedule.  I am really tired right now.

The Lancaster trip was long.  We had to travel almost two hours to get there and when we got there, we were starving but we still had to wait one and a half hours to eat.  Then at iftar time, the food wasn't there.  There was just pizza and it finished fast.  However, we soon got the other food and enjoyed the meal heartily. 

But then there was a long wait until Taraweeh would start.  Basically, the whole night was all about waiting.  We waited during the drive to Lancaster.  Then, we waited for iftar time.  Then we waited for Isha time.  Then we waited to go home.  And then during the ride home, we waited until the trip would be over.  And then we waited until we could eat suhoor and then eat Fajr and then go to sleep.  Wow!  Those are a lot of waits.  Maybe I should have titled this post the "all-waiter" or the "all-nighter-waiter" which actually doesn't make any sense at all.  However, this is to be expected of a sleepy person.

Now, to think of one of the best parts of yesterday, the first day of Ramadan, I would say it was...Well, getting the cookie cake was awesome and it tasted really good.  I want another one!  The pizza was good, too, especially since I was so hungry, but then it finished really quickly because I was so hungry...I also enjoyed going into bed at the end of the night when I could finally sleep.  That felt good.

What were the highs and lows of your Ramadan day and night?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ramadan Mubarak!

Wow!  We're finally writing on the blog during Ramadan.  :)  Hooray for Ramadan.  It doesn't feel completely like Ramadan yet since we didn't pray Taraweeh, but that will soon be cured, insha Allah, when we pray Taraweeh tonight.  ;)

I gave the first Ramadan gifts today.  I hoped everyone liked them.  It took a while to do the wrapping and stuff.  I am sure everyone is looking forward to all the other Ramadan gifts everyone else will be giving the rest of the days.

Here are some important things I think we should be doing this Ramadan.  Please add to my list with your ideas.

Make a Schedule: We should have daily schedules to manage each day (and night).  There are lots of things we want to do during Ramadan and many hours to do the stuff in.  We just have to organize how we will do everything.

Write Down Our Goals: We probably have a lot of goals of things we want to do this Ramadan, but it can be hard to keep track of how far we are getting along when we don't write stuff down.  It's not hard to make charts and posters and it's fun to see a visible reminder of how we are coming along.  It also helps to compare our progress with each other and try to go faster.

Compete to be Good: One of the hardest parts of fasting is being nice while we are hungry and thirsty.  But sometimes everyone just thinks about the eating and drinking part and no one realizes they have to be nice, too, while they are fasting.  If we all make an effort to be nice to each other, then it won't be hard to be nice anymore.  If even just one person is in a bad mood or says rude things, then everyone will feel like being mean.  But don't let one person be your excuse for being bad.  Let's have a competition.  Let's see who can be the nicest this Ramadan!

Focus on Important Things: By focusing on other things we can keep our minds off food. 

Now I have to send a powerpoint to an insistent person, so see you later!

Even though this post really doesn't have anything to do with jealousy, when I saw this picture I thought it was funny so I put it. :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Why I am Excited For Ramadan

-shaitan is locked up -yummy food for iftar every day -taraweeh at masjid every day -last ten nights -lots of gifts

How to keep your mind off food

Fasting can be really hard when you are bored. If you are bored, you usually feel hungry. So all you have to do is not be bored. Here are some ways.

1. read a book
2. sleep
3. play outside with 1 hour before iftar
4. read quran
5. play video games
6. make a movie
7. write a story
8. play board games
9. read hadiths
10. giving gifts
11. making crafts
12. take pictures of random things
13. write in a blog
14. write in a diary
15. clean the house
16. cook food(this isn't a good idea)
17. watch Islamic movies
18. read the translation of the quran
19.make a puppet show

Those are some ideas of how not to be bored in ramadan

Thursday, June 26, 2014

More Ideas for Ramadan

Usually before Iftar it is very hard to resist the awesome smell of food. So all we do is sit there watching the clock. Here are some of ideas that might be able to help that problem.
The Jeopardys would be fun.
  1. We could play a family board 2 or 3 hours before Iftar. (In long games we should start before that because mama needs some time preparing for Iftar.)
  2. We could watch an Islamic movie a few hours before Iftar.
  3. Abla could make weekly islamic jeopordys. (or we could get them from online, or from ablas previous made ones) So one day a week we would do a jeopardy before Iftar.
  4. Everyone said that we could just go outside and play before Iftar, which was also a good idea to do before Iftar.
Those are some of my ideas for to-do-things before Iftar.

Family Traditions to Start During Ramadan

Let's start/continue some fun family traditions this Ramadan.  If we all pitch in together, we can make this Ramadan awesome!!

Play Games Together - Remember when we used to always play unique games together for hours and had lots of fun.  I think this Ramadan we should start playing games together.  Only, we can't play running around games like the hide and seek tag one because then we will obviously get tired and hungry very fast.

Make Suhoor Surprises - I want to make suhoor surprises for each other with cool looking food or decorations. 

I wrote a lot more on my website a few minutes ago so you can check that out for more. 

What are your ideas for some Ramadan family traditions?

Ways to Make Fasting Easier

-dont walk near the kitchen -dont think about food -read quran -listen to interesting islamic lectures -play sports right before iftar(not during the day) -play some video games

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ways to make fasting easier

In ramadan fasting can get hard. For me when I fast i don't usually get hungry. But when I am bored I get hungry. I like playing sports but if makes you thirsty. But sports make time past fast. Here are some ways to keep your mind of food. I sleep as late as I can and as soon as I wake up i play video games for a while. When I can't play anymore I would make a movie with huda and meryem. If I don't feel like that I would draw or make something. If i'm tired I would read a book or go to sleep. The last hour is probably the hardest hour. So what I do is play sports for one hour and i doesn't matter If I get hungry because I'm about to break my fast. Thats how I make fasting easier.  

Elaborating on Huda's Post: Stuff to do while fasting

During Ramadan we are going to have 16-hour fasts.  Now that's a long time without food and drink.  As Huda mentioned, there are tons of things we can do to occupy our minds.  However, I have discovered a problem from previous Ramadans.  While we're fasting, it's so hard to think of what to do.  When we're bored, it's not easy to transition from boredom to having fun. 

That's why we should make long lists of fun things we can do right now before we start fasting.  We could have a fun activity basket that has a bunch of strips of paper with fun things to do and we can pick one out when we're bored. 

I think I will start making a short list right now.  Who would like to add to it?  A lot of the stuff are not related to Ramadan, but we could incorporate Ramadan themes into all of them if we're creative.

- Play a board game (as Huda said).  We have so many board games.  We could play one a day.  And most of the board games take a long time to play, like Monopoly, Life, and Friendo.  And the winner could choose the next activity to play.

- Get crafty.  There are so many art activities we could do.  We could paint, make cards, scrapbook, make Ramadan decorations, decorate gifts.  All of those things are really fun.

- Prepare Ramadan/Eid Gifts.  (as Huda also said).  If we work on Eid gifts all month long that take a long time to prepare, then we'll always have something to do when we're bored or hungry. We just have to work hard on secrecy.

- Make up games.  Remember when we were so bored in Chicago, but we made up games and had so much fun for hours playing them?  We played mystery a few times and that other game without a name...the spy game.  That was lots of fun and we all played together and we weren't bored.  We could make a different version of the game and play it.  I have the rules for the game on my website somewhere.  We should find it and play it one day.

- Play Outside.  If it's not too hot, close to iftar time we could ride our bikes.  We shouldn't do it in the morning when there's danger of getting thirsty quickly and then suffering the whole day from thirst. 

- Making surprises for each other.  We could do some kind of version of secret brother/sister.  Instead of giving gifts to each other, we could do good stuff for each other and try to make them guess who did it.  (Like cleaning up tissues, fixing the bed for someone else, sorting books, etc.)

- Treasure hunts/scavenger hunts.  We could make treasure hunts, scavenger hunts and the winner could choose the next game to play.  Only, I can;t be the only one making the treasure hunt!

- Plan cool iftars.  We could plan unique iftars.  Like one could be the green-only iftar where we do everything in an earth-friendly way. Another could be an iftar where the kids are in charge and make everything. 

- Plan cool suhoors.  I know Huda already started this but we could spend more time preparing.  Different themed suhoors would be cool and unique menus would be awesome.

- Plan family events.  We could plan different times of the week for unique family events, like reading club, juz amma review club, etc.  And we could spend the days beforehand preparing for the event.

- Dress-up Show.  With all the clothes everyone got during the wedding time, we could spend hours taking pictures of different poses with different outfits.  That would also be practicing photography.  We could also wear each other's clothes and try to guess who it is if we're good enough at the disguises. 

- Talent Show.  We could have talent shows regularly and everyone could present something weird or funny.  That would also give us something to do in other times because we would need time to prepare for the talent shows.

- No Video Games and Computer Games.  This is the lamest solution to solving boredom and hunger.  I came up with a long exciting list and I'm sure we don't need to rely on the PS4 during Ramadan for anything.

What else can we do during Ramadan when we're bored...that is to say, when we have time to be bored?

Playing Board Games really keeps your mind off food!
In Ramadan, I am usually very hungry during the day. The weird thing is when its Iftar time I don't feel that hungry anymore. I put a lot of food on my plate and then I only finish half of it. This Ramadan I will just try to eat a little food during Iftar. I think that if you do many things to keep your mind occupied you will forget about hunger. If you just sit down waiting until Iftar time you will feel the hunger a lot more than if you at least did something. You could just read Quran, plan gifts, or play board games. I hope all those things will keep my mind off food this Ramadan. I think its worth it because you get sooo much reward and you have something to look forward too, and you won't be able to stuff yourself. I cant wait until Ramadan because I am pretty sure it will be fun.

Hunger in Ramadan

The first few days are harder than the rest.  I miss the morning tea the most.  The important thing I have to remember is not to eat too much at iftar, so I have energy to pray taraweeh.  
Cooking iftars is mostly fun as I know all the Kose kids will definitely finish it :-).
So Huda have you finalized our weekly suhoor menu?  What about the iftar menus?

But not cooking breakfast & lunch does give me so much more time for other things.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Reflections on Hunger

Even though we are not necessarily doing this on purpose, we are, in a way, practicing fasting in Ramadan.  Right now I am starving...I mean I am really hungry.  I spent the majority of yesterday hungry, too.  And remember the day when we ate "breakfast" at 2:30pm when we went to the Chinese restaurant.  These are all great for practice because obviously we are still surviving and are able to do stuff. 

The other thing is that the more hungry I am, the less I can eat afterwards.  This is why I think we should have small iftars in Ramadan.  And big suhoors.  Midnight feasts!  Also we have to drink a lot of water.  And since other places aren't very reliable in providing good water, we need to take a large supply of water with us wherever we go.  I could probably drink ten bottles of cold water during the night.  I don't think it would exactly be easy to carry around ten bottles of water to the masjid for myself.  It would be helpful if the masjid had a water the women's section I mean!  Our next project should be to raise money for that.

Also, I have been inspired by the others who put cool pictures in the post so I am now doing the same. :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

My Goals For Ramadan

-pray taraweeh
-review 1 page perfectly so that i can say it in my prayers
-finish surah rad and ibrahim

Reasons why i am excited for ramadan

Here are some reasons why I am excited for ramadan

1. Staying up late because of taraweeh

2. not eating junk food because I'm fasting

3. Waking up early and eating

4. eating yummy food

5. fun iftars at the center

6. watching interesting  lectures

Why am I excited for Ramadan by Meryem Kose

I  am excited for Ramadan....
  1. to fast
  2. to give gifts to each other
  3. to be nice to each other
  4. to pray tarawih
  5. to learn more about allah

Ramadan is Only a Week Away??

This is my first post on this blog.  That's kind of cool, except that Mama beat me to it and already wrote a post first.  I'll probably beat Huda though since she can't think of what to write.  Unless I write a really long post and by the time I'm done I find out that she has already published something. 
I think it's awesome that Ramadan is so close because now we have something to look forward to.  All this time we were looking forward to the wedding weekend and now it's over.  But we don't have any time to be sad about it because Ramadan is a million times better than weddings.

Okay, here's a joke.  It's not really a joke (as Furkan will probably be quick to point out if he ever reads this), but I want to say it anyway.  During weddings and Ramadan, our feet hurt.  But what's the difference?  During a wedding, our feet hurt because we are wearing extremely uncomfortable shoes that leave red marks all over our feet and make us wish we could just sit down.  During Ramadan, during tarawih, we stand for a long time and that makes our feet hurt, too.  Actually, forget I said that because I can't remember a time in any Tarawih prayer that my feet hurt as much as they did in the wedding.  But you get good deeds for praying tarawih and you don't get good deeds for wearing party shoes...unless of course you are making your grandmother happy for wearing the shoes she gave you.  That gets good deeds, too.  Which leads me to say that making your big sister happy can also get you good deeds.

I think we should all make some Ramadan goals and I can help anyone who needs help with it.  For example, one idea I have is for all of us to try to not bother other people when they are trying to go to sleep.  But then, I just realized I won't sleep during the night in Ramadan.  Or maybe I will if I don't get enough sleep.

Another idea I have is to make videos of cool suhoor meals.  A certain girl with a certain apron from Turkey could help make that possible.

Did anyone else realize that Turkey and Tarawih are similarly written?  I wrote Tarawih instead of Turkey in the above sentence about Huda.

I think Huda already wrote a post, too, because we chatted with me a little while ago about it.  It doesn't matter.  I'm pretty sure mine is more interesting than hers. 

Let's start a Ramadan countdown.  Let's do it like the Care Bear countdown.  I love the CareBear countdown except that it starts from 4 and we have to start from 7 or 8.

Why I am Looking Forward to Ramadan

Look at all the gifts!
There are many reasons why I am looking forward to Ramadan.

  1. Giving each other gifts.
  2. Eating yummy food during Iftar.
  3. Planning Eid gifts.
  4. Learning more about Allah.
  5. Staying up late.
There are many more reasons but it would take forever to name them all. I can't wait until Ramadan!

What do you think of when you know Ramadan is coming?

Beautiful duas in taraweeh
Quran reading ever so close
Early Morning Suhoors & sleeping in late
Pretty decorations around the house