Ramadan is upon us again, the most holy month of the Islamic year, when piety and worship take centre stage. It is also a time for families to come together to pray, to celebrate and to break their fast together. But what can us women do during this time to help our families reconnect and come closer during this special time? How can we ensure that our families’ wellbeing is being looked after?
Our busy schedules can really affect the time our families spend together and there is no time better than Ramadan for the family to get closer, reconnect, and support one another.
As mothers, sisters, daughters, there are different ways to achieve this during the holy month.
Turn everyday, mundane activities into quality time with the family.
From driving the kids to school, to going to the supermarket and cooking for iftar. Make sure you enjoy these tasks with a family member or even the whole clan! See it as a time to connect, have fun and get things done as a team! Think of it as team building!
Ramadan is such a special time for Muslims, and there are so many special moments you can share as a family to bring you closer. From praying together, to visiting family and friends for iftar. Sharing experiences will ensure the whole family are connected and the wellbeing of all members is seen to.
Having eachother’s back, asking how everyone is, and generally being sensitive to everyone’s feelings makes sure that everyone is being looked after. All it takes is a simple “how are you?”, it could make a huge difference.
As hard as fasting can be; the long hours, the late nights, we truly love and enjoy the holiest month of the year. There is a magic to Ramadan that we can always feel. So why not enjoy that with those closest to you? This month can truly change the whole family’s dynamic and bring you closer than ever through worship and connecting with God. Read the Quran, do the taraweeh prayers and wake up together for suhoor and fajr prayers.
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