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A Ramadan Alphabet

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A is for Abstain,

refuse

to stay away from food, drink, bad speech and actions during the day in Ramadan

 

 

 

B is for Basboosa

basbousa

a cake made from semolina,

eaten by many during Ramadan

 

 

 

C is for crescent (hilaal) moon

 

which tells us when Ramadan

 begins and ends

 

 

 

D is for Dates

date

A fruit eaten by the Prophet

(salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

to break his fast.

 

 

 

E is for Eid ul Fitr

The celebration after Ramadan

 

 

F is for Fasting

fasting

staying away from food, drink and bad actions from Fajr until Maghrib

 

 

G is Good deeds

We must try to increase our good deeds during the last ten days of Ramadan

 

 

H is for Halawa

halawa

a yummy, sweet treat

 

 

 

I is for Iftar

bowl of dates

The food we take to break our fast

 

 

J is for Jama'ah

kabah

congregation (group), it is excellent to make the Taraweeh prayers in Jama'ah

 

K is for Konafa

konafa

 an Egyptian dessert made of wheat sugar, honey, raisins and different types of nuts

 

 

L is for Laylatul Qadr

Laylatul Qadr

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 The night when the angels descend with the decrees of Allah for the following year

 

M is for Milk

glass of milk

a  healthy choice

to break your fast with

 

 

 

N is for Nahaar

sun

The daylight hours which we fast

 

 

 

 

O is for “O Ye who believe fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become pious”(2:183)

 

Ayah 2:183

 

Quran Stand

 

The ayah of the Quran

 which tells us to fast during Ramadan.

 

P is for Prayer

prayer rug

We should try to make extra prayers during Ramadan

 

 

Q is for Qamar el deen

dried apricot

a tasty drink or pudding  made from from dried apricot sheets placed in boiling water

 

 

 

Ramadan

calendar

The ninth month of the Hijri Calendar

 

 

 

S is for Suhoor

suhoor

The meal we eat before we fast each day

 

 

T is for Taraweeh

making salaah

A special prayer made at night during Ramadan

 

 

U is for Ummah

The Ummah is the Muslim community.

The Muslim Ummah fasts during Ramadan.

 

V is for Virtues

Advantages of something; there are many advantages of fasting during Ramadan

 

 

W is for Water

glass of water

a healthy choice with which to break our fast

 

 

X is for eXcellent

excellent sun

As Muslims, we should know the eXellence in seeking Laylatul Qadr

 

 

Y is for Yawm

day

 

"day" in Arabic; there are 29 or 30 days in the month of Ramadan

 

 

and

 

Z is for Zakatul Fitr

bag of rice

the obligatory charity on every Muslim due at the end of Ramadan

 

 

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