Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ramadan Day 12

Ameena's focus was on dhikr today. As for myself I called my sister and talked for hours. Its been a long time since we talked so there were many things to chat about. I sent out an email for my kids about the new Mooz Lum movie. My neighbour sent over food for iftar; chicken noodle soup and some small snacks. Masha Allah I haven't even sent anything for her but I was thinking of it. After Maghrib I went downstairs and ds4 say hurray we get to listen to Quran. Well that's the kind of thing you want to hear your kid say! The older kids though are not impressed with the arachaic english its written in. I need to get one of those new Qurans with modern English. I prefer the old-fashioned one though because it sounds like the Bible I grew up listening too and I feel old English better captures Classic Arabic. Anyone else agree? So insha Allah for day 13 I hope to call another sibling. How was your day 12?


  1. ASA, is your neighbour muslim? I thought you were out there all alone....it seems an awfully nice thing to do to make someone soup to send over at 9 at night if you're not Muslim!

  2. Wa Alaikum Salaam

    Yes she is muslim from Iraq. She is my only muslim neighbour. I used to have another one from India but she moved away last year.

  3. Asalaamu alaikum,
    Mashallah on your kids wanting to hear Quran! You know I bought myself a modern english al azhar approved new quran, But you know, it lacks two things, both of which my Yusuf Ali Quran has: a nice packaging--green and gold, thin pages--it feels sacred; and the verse is typeset more mushed together rather than put into small verses. My eye appreciates both those things, so I stick with Yusuf Ali. I have tried to read the dawah, english only qurans, and they just don't convey the beauty, sacredness of the text... I am so happy I was given my copy before I converted. (and, alhamdulillah, there were free Quran available at all...)
    Bless the neighbors! That was really nice of her. Inshallah that can be something I can do, even if it a side dish or fruit salad.

  4. Wa Alaikum Salaam

    Sure drop something off to the neighbours and start a new trend! You get the blessings for breaking their fast and I bet they'll return the favour :)