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Children and Ramadan, Ramadan Poems, Ramadan Songs, Children Activities for Ramadan, Fasting Stories [Bismillah]

Children and Ramadan, Ramadan Poems, Ramadan Songs, Children
Activities for Ramadan, Fasting Stories [Bismillah]
The Fruits of Fasting (Fasting Benefits): [Fruits of
Fasting] <http://www.ezsoftech.com/ramadan/ramadan51.asp>
Fasting teaches you many things. It helps you become a better
Muslim. It's not easy! You feel hungry, thirsty, sleepy and so
on. But these are seeds you plant in the Garden of Ramadan. You
will harvest the beautiful tasty fruits of Jannah. In each of the
fruits below, write one benefit you will get from fasting. You
can choose some from the list at the bottom. Taqwa, Self-control,
Goodness, Charity, Kindness, Nearness to Allah, Strength,
Sympathy, Sincerity, Forgiveness, Blessings. Fasting
Stories: Mum, read this story to your kids (Ramadan Story
<http://www.ezsoftech.com/stories/mis27.asp> ) [Mum]
<http://www.ezsoftech.com/ramadan/ramadan51.asp> "But, Mum, I do
not want to eat. I am a big boy and I can fast," Thabit told his
mother. "But you are fasting, Thabit. 7-year-old children eat in
the morning and a little in the afternoon and then they don't eat
anything else till evening." "But you do not fast like that,
Mum," the little boy insisted. "I am older, Thabit. Grownups fast
that way." The young gentleman sat deep in thought and then
asked, "Mum, why do we fast?" "That's a good question, Thabit."
She got up and went to the kitchen cupboard. She removed
something from it. "Do you know what this is, Thabit?" "It's a
blender." "Do you know what it is supposed to do?" "It blends
passion fruit for juice." His mother laughed. "Yes, it does
blend. Our body does the same thing. It grinds the food we eat;
it takes what it needs and removes the rest. It does this
everyday, day in day out." "Doesn't the body get tired, Mum?" "It
does. Just like the blender. When we have blended juice for too
long, it refuses to work. Then it needs fixing. So we have to
give our body a rest so it can work better for us. That's why we
fast in Ramadan and some other days in the year." "Does everybody
fast, Mummy?" "Not everybody. If you are ill or expecting a baby
or if you are old and weak like Daddy's grandpa or if you are 7
years old then you don't fast. The little boy thought some more.
He ate the food his mother had set before him without much fuss.
"What if you don't want to fast?" [Hijab Stories]
<http://www.ezsoftech.com/stories/mis31.asp> "What is your sister
Nur's favorite color?" "Pink". "And what is the color of her
uniform for Madrassa (School)?" "Blue". But she says she'd like
to wear her pink hijab when she goes." "And why doesn't she?"
"She is afraid Ustaadh (Teacher) will punish her." "You see, she
was afraid Ustaadh would punish her. Ustaadh will punish her
because she has broken the rule of the madrassa by wearing pink.
You see, Thabit, Allah knows what is good for us and so we have
to do as He commands, because He sees and knows everything. We
love Him and fear Him and we don't want Him to be displeased with
us." "But don't you get hungry, Mum?" "Of course we do. But we
keep ourselves busy on other important things to take our mind
away from the food. We read the Qur'an, or we visit the sick
people or we go to the mosque and listen to dars. You see there's
plenty to do and before you know it, it's time to eat!" "Is there
another reason why Muslims fast?" "Yes. You are lucky, Thabit,
because you have food everyday. Not everyone has food to eat."
"Like the poor people at Baroda Road?" "Yes, like them. If we go
hungry like them, we will be able to understand that they need
help." The little boy seemed satisfied with the answers, his
mother had given him. "Mum, can I go with you and Daddy to help
the poor?" "By the Grace of Allah, you can." Frequently
asked Questions (FAQ) about Ramadan: What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, which is based
on the orbiting of the moon (lunar calendar), rather than the
orbiting of the earth (solar calendar). It was in the month of
Ramadan in which the Quran (Holy Book for Muslims) was first
revealed. What is Fasting?
Muslims should refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and
conjugal relations. This means that no substitute should be
introduced into the body, which could be considered as providing
nourishment to the body (e.g., a nutritional injection). Fasting
also involves abstaining from evil intentions and desires. What
is the length of the Fasting?
>From dawn to sunset, every day of the month of Ramadan, the 9th
month of the Islamic calendar. Who should observe the Fast?
Fasting is obligatory upon every Muslim male and female who has
reached the age of puberty. Who is exempted from Fasting?
* Men and women who are too old and feeble to undertake the
obligation of fasting. * Sick people whose health may be
worsened by fasting. * Pregnant women if according to a
doctor's advice they should refrain from fasting. *
Breast-feeding mothers if their child does not receive a
sufficient quantity of milk because of their mother's fast. *
Women in the period of menstruation and after childbirth (up to a
maximum of 40 days). * Children under the age of puberty. *
Insane people who are not accountable for their deeds. * A
traveling Muslim.
[Eid-ul-Fitr] <http://www.ezsoftech.com/ramadan/ramadan22.asp>
All the above people (with the exception of children who are
underage and the insane people and the feeble elderly) must make
up the number of fasts they have missed on account of their
exemption, after the month of Ramadan. How is Ramadan celebrated?
A feast called Eid-ul-Fitr, a day of thanks giving and happiness
celebrates the end of Ramadan. On this day, Muslims offer special
prayers in congregation and thank Allah for His blessings and
mercy. In conclusion, it is imperative to judge a religion by its
teachings and not by people who claim to be its followers.
Children Poem for Ramadan [Muslim Girl] Ramadan is
here, Here is Ramadan.
Ramadan is coming, The time that is blessed.
Ramadan is coming, The time we love best.
The month in which the Qur'an was sent;
A time of great blessing in which to repent.
Fasting for Allah is a great Muslim deed;
Controlling desires and Suppressing greed. Ramadan is coming,
Increase your Iman.
Ramadan is coming, Recite the Qur'an.
Taking "Suhur" in the dead of the Night;
No eating no drinking during the daylight.
Refrain from bad deeds and repent your soul;
The pleasure of Allah is our only goal. [Muslim Girl] Ramadan is
coming, so let us prepare.
Ramadan is coming; there is peace everywhere,
Even if there is hunger, remember your Lord
And wait until 'Iftar' to earn your reward.
Fasting is one of the gifts of Allah
Given to believers to increase 'Taqwah'. Ramadan is here, here is
Ramadan.
Ramadan is coming, so seek the new Moon.
Ramadan is coming, it will be here soon.
We pray to Allah to put right our hearts;
Ask for forgiveness from Allah and make a new start. Raising our
hands we ask for his 'Rahmaa';
Hear us our Lord and grant us 'Jannah'. Poem for Imam Ali
(A.S.) [Rasool Allah] The holy offspring of
prophecy,
The ancient tree fruit of Hashemi,
King of all believers in time,
Owner of the Sunday's light,
Peace be upon you,
Peace be upon you. Helper of "Muhammad Rasulullah",
The last prominent prophet of God,
Pioneer of all Jihad,
Patient leader of Islam,
Peace be upon you,
Peace be upon you. [Mussalla] Night's worshipper, day's
hard-worker,
Enlightened master of all time,
The practical interpreter of the Qur'an,
Virtuous foster parent of all,
Peace be upon you,
Peace be upon you. Mustafa's intimate in "Faran",
The companion of "Zahra",
Son-in-law of Rasulullah,
Imam Ali, the Valiyullah.
Peace be upon you,
Peace be upon you.

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