It’s amazing how the month of Ramadan simplifies things. From the amount you eat to what you are physically capable of doing becomes limited, so you are forced to pick the most important things to focus your limited energy. This makes life simple because you don’t have the energy to waste on life’s little distractions, instead lofty goals (such as becoming better people or connecting to the Quran) become the main focus. This month shows us that the simplicity gives us peace and makes us happy.
Assalamu Alaykum! Ramadan Mubarak from all of us at H Sisters. May we all use this month to build healthy habits and make our hearts soft through the Quran. This month is usually full of great reflections and thoughts that are otherwise lacking in other months. The barakah of this month! Every day this month we will inshaAllah post a short reflection that reshaped our negative thoughts to more positive ones and made us realize of the great Rahma of this month. Please be sure to check this space out every day this month and feel free to leave us with your own reflections or random thoughts in the comments section. We love hearing from you guys!
“Take benefit of five before five. Your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you’re preoccupied, and your life before your death.” Prophet Muhammed (SAW).
This Hadith is very well known. But when we are young and we stumble upon it, we put it in our mind and then it gets lost somewhere. (more…)
Happy Monday! The following are a few quotes from this book that I am currently reading that have inspired me to think genuinely positive thoughts. Enjoy!
- “Train yourself to recognize your thoughts, to better understand your feelings, and remember: you are not your (negative) thoughts”
- “If it doesn’t go against the teachings of Islam and brings you joy – then go do it”
- “Watch out for irrational thinking such as the belief that life (including you) should be perfect”
- “Make peace with the fact that we don’t get everything we want in this life”
Also here’s my random tip of the day! A great way to prevent bad breath during fasting is to take a spoon or tongue scraper and just scrape your tongue anytime you feel your breath is not so fresh. This gets rid of the bad breath, leaves your mouth feeling cleaner, and also doesn’t break your fast in the process. Try it this Ramadan and let me know how it works for you!