Saturday, August 11, 2012

Opening the Fast



Iftar (opening the fast) at sun down is a special time in Ramadan. It is a blessed time as Allah listens to all and any suplications, we make at this time. Why ? Because He loves us and appreciates our abstaining from all forbidden things for His sake. The rewards are from Him and based on the purity of our intention Subhanallah!

“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.”

Sahih Bukhari:  Book# 31 Hadith# 118

Copywork (Use the blank space under the text to write reflections):print or cursive

As mentioned in the  book of Ibn Maja, Abdullah bin 'Amru bin 'Al-As (R) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaho alaihi wasallam) said:

  “Indeed, as to the faster, about the time he breaks his fast, his
du'a, (supplication) will not be turned away by Allah.”

Copywork: print or cursive

In another hadith in Tirmidhi  the Messenger of Allah (saas) has been reported as saying:

"There are three categories of people whose du'a (supplications)
 will not be rejected: the person who observes the fast until he
breaks, a just ruler, and the person who has been wronged."

Copywork: print or cursive

This hadith supports the previous one, while adding that when
prayers are offered during fasting, supplications are highly

There is also a special dua our dear Ptrophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam taught us to read before opening fast.


"The thirst is gone and the throats are wet again and the reward is established, Allah willing"


Project for Lil Muallim # 2. Made a printout with the iftaar dua and colored the picture drawn bu Ummi :) They can draw themselves too :). Next we stuck it on a recycled piece of carton and laminated it with protective sheet. Lastly we stuck 2 pieces of magnetic sticker strip at the back. Voila our Iftaar dua fridge magnet was ready.

See it here:

Later on we gifted ours to a dear elderly relative. You can make these as gift items too, or to make and sell to collect money for any charitable cause Inshallah eg (Masjid construction, funding digging a well, school supplies for the poor, our famine struck brethren around the world, sponsor an orphan or any other cause you may know of)

Please remind the kids to do it ONLY to seek Allah's pleasure Inshallah!

May Allah accept it from us Ameen

Next year....... First I aksed Lil Muallim # 2 to recite the iftar dua. Then I asked him to add the harakahs, he did this with my help. Next he colored it in with constant questions of what would make it look good? :) I drew the outline for the smaller heart to enclose the dua so he could shade lighlty in that. Once he was done the coloring I cut it out and he stuck onto the magnetic sheet. I helped him laminate the top with contact sheet. 

On our fridge.

There was actually a mistake in the harakat placements which I later fixed with a permanent marker over the contact sheet.

I really enjoyed the fact that Lil Muallim # 1 and # 2 checked the magnet a couple of times at Iftar dua while reciting the dua to fix their vowels :) Alhumdolillah !

Printable for this craft is available here.

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