15 Things For A Family To Do In Ramadan
All Praise is due to Allah, and Prayers and Peace of Allah be upon His
Fellow parent, have you ever had this feeling that the bond between your own
family members is not strengthened?
If this was the case while approaching Ramadan, your chances are better. In
the following points we demonstrate 15 ways that nourishes and tightens family
1- The Qur'an banquet
Establish with your
children a daily gathering during the holy month, specified to recite a part
of the thirty parts of the Qur'an. No group of people gather for a banquet
more blessed and beneficiary than the Qur'an banquet.
2- Family trip
Accompany your children in a
daily trip after Iftar (Fast breaking meal) to the Masjid to perform Al-Tarawih
Prayer and Qyiam. That way, you will habituate them on praying this beloved
prayer in congregation. It has been established scientifically the great
benefits of such act, moreover its psychological effect.
3- Interpretation hour
One of the things that
help us structure our youth is learning the meaning that the verses of the
Qur'an carry, reason behind its revelation, and other many benefits from
reading a tafseer in group especially if it was from an easy book like 'Aysar
Al Tafaseer written by Shaikh Abu Bakr Al-Jaza'iry.
4- Diverse dishes and cooperation
the help of your wife, a schedule to give turns to family members, every
family member take turns to prepare the breakfast and Suhur meal courses.
Don't forget to diversify the dishes which gives a sense of variation.
5- Knowledge lessons
Be keen fellow parent to
specify a short time to explain one of the rulings of fasting. It could take
the form of correcting a wrong act made by a fasting family member and
elaborating on it, or basically use a book as reference.
6- Family guy
Give priority in this month to
share the Iftar Meal with your family, let it be the month for family not
month for friends. This does not mean depriving from the reward of feeding a
fasting person; on the contrary, there are a number of ways to do that.
7- Neighbours right
Ramadan is the month of
goodness and mercy, one of the things that leave a long lasting impression, is
to remember your neighbour with an exquisite dish, especially if you know that
he likes a specific dish. The Messenger of Allah, Allah's Prayers and Peace of
Allah be upon him, said: «Gift each other as it spreads love amongst you» [Sahih
8- Joyful ideas
Motivate your children to be creative,
fun in a family atmosphere full of joy and happiness.
Habituate them to do good in
Ramadan, the season of blessings. Direct them towards giving alms to the poor
daily, or for the Palestinian cause or others with special needs.
10- Memorize Qur'an
Grasp the opportunity of
your children's clear mind with fasting and let them memorize some verses from
the Holy Qur'an every day after Fajr or before Maghrib. Tell them that their
rank in Paradise will be according to the quantity they learned from the
11- Kinship bond
Accompany your children after
Al Tarawih prayer everyday for a short visit to one of the relatives and its
okay to teach them the importance of strengthening kinship bonds, leading to
more blessing, sustenance, and longer life.
12- Hour of acceptance
Allah likes to hear the
Du'a' (supplicating) of his servant, and one of the times that Allah accepts a
supplication of his servant is the moment of fast breaking. This supplication
is not rejected, so everyone must supplicate for his brother.
Remind your children - if one
of them complains from hunger or thirst – that there are other Muslims in many
countries deprived of the many blessings like the warmth of family and parents
care, so they would remember them in their supplication on Breakfast.
Gather your children to
cooperate in the last days of the holy month of Ramadan to carry out a
cleaning and decorating campaign in the house to be ready to receive Eid.
15- Eid clothes
Be keen on taking your children
to outings in the shops to buy some Eid clothes and gifts, this is the Joy of
the fasting person and the reward of Allah to His servants for their fasting
and Praying at night.
And Prayers and Peace of Allah be upon His Prophet, and upon all his family
Prepared by: Dar Al-Qasim
Translated by Wathakker.net website