I stayed awake till I had prayed Fajr – reading materials for the AMILA retreat and Qur’an. I enjoy reading the Qur’an before I sleep just because its very calming and puts me into a meditative state.
I drank water till I couldn’t fathom another sip before Fajr came in and I indulged in trying a new recipe for a jam turnovers – which I will post later today.
I also watched some back episodes of TV programs which is one of my guilty pleasures. I also started a new book entitled, “Women around the Messenger,” by Muhammad Ali Qutb. I think this book is an excellent addition to my collection on Islam – because it profiles the different women around Nabi (pbuh). I love how the author in his preface makes a strong point that women are an essential part of the history of Islam, they are the mother’s of the believers – which was Khadijah’s nickname and without examining and sharing their lives – we lose an essential portion of Islam and Islamic history.
So I have already read the profiles of Aminah, Haleemah and I am hooked. I will keep you updated by doing short bio’s on each of the women I read about – Insha’ Allah.
For Suhoor I had the leftovers of the curry my friend Susan was so gracious to send home with me after babysitting her son JP. The curry was very simple – one green pepper, one onion, one potato – chopped very fine – saute with a little oil and curry powder and voila – My friend Susan’s version of Curry.
He is so cute and big – MashaAllah – he is almost 11 months and weights in at 26 lbs – thats size 18 -24 month clothing!! SubhannaAllah. He is starting the cruise – meaning he will stand and walk if he is holding on to something. He can almost say his first word – which his parents have been working on – Bubbles.
Poor tyke- when I was there he was under the weather still – and in need of some TLC – which his mommy couldn’t give because she has a major role out of a new project for Kaiser Perm. So Auntie A to the rescue!! My favorite part besides the playing – is the part when I get to cuddle him close and rock him so sleep while singing to him. Just makes my heart melt and makes me want one of my own – sooner rather than later!
Ramadan keeps rolling and so do I.. I love it.. 3 Cheers for Ramadan!