Thursday, September 13, 2007

Because it's a special month...

Every time it's Ramadhan, a different kind of sensation buzzes through me - of excitement and of bliss... When I was young, the countdown to the moment of the big gulp was one looooong wait! I guess Dato' Dr Lat's sketches of little Mamat's fasting days all aptly describe a young one's experience in the holy month.

One practice I try to keep up with is the reading of the whole Quran in the whole month. In theory, it works like this: one chapter a day x 30 days = 30 chapters = the whole Book. However, in reality, a WOMAN would find this a problem because of the approximately 7 days of menses we get, prohibiting us to fast, pray or read the Quran.

Ergo, how does one make it happen? Well, I cheat a little... HeHe. I usually start about a week earlier to catch up with the time! I know, the calculation doesn't equate as I've not really done it during the holy month. Still, that's about the only way I can achieve it. Err, reading more is a little bit tough, what more if the Little Red Flag goes up more that it's supposed to? Even a chapter takes about 40 minutes for me. At times, I do it in one go; at others, it must be broken into 2 or 3 chunks. On good days, I manage to read almost two chapters, but never more than that...

So, this Ramadhan, I aim to do it the way it is supposed to: the whole Quran during the whole month (minus some days...). I start tonight as we start the Tarawih prayers tonight too.

To all Muslims out there, the best of Ramadhan is out there for us. Ramadhan Mubarak!

Pause to reflect: care to share your strategy??

12 comments:

mki said...

السلام عليكم

Selamat berpuasa. Semoga sempurna hendaknya!

bluewonder said...

glad to see u still remember our first day sahur incident. lauk daging masak kicap tu betul kan?

it's thursday nite and my mom has taken over the kitchen. It's nasi ayam for iftar.

take care and selamat menjalani ibadah puasa

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Working while listening to quran recital. Trying to listen to one chapter each day.I know it's not the same but it's the best I could do.

Selamat Berpuasa.

Puyi

Kak Elle said...

Selamat berpuasa d...

activ8ions said...

assalamualaikum tuan rumah,
good intention wil definitely be rewarded ! Salam Ramadhan.

Restless said...

How about 4 1/2 pages after every prayers?

kc said...

selamat berposa to u & yr family D.

D said...

mki,
ditto... may we gain more than we lose!

bluewonder,
yes,I'll never forget that incident but I can't recall the dish... take care!

anon @ Puyi (wonder what this stands for),
I think that's a great idea! My husband also often plays over some selected surah - in hope that it'll help him with some health problems he has. Yelah, kot kita baca kan tak perfect... Keep up the good work!

kak elle,
yes, while we're still able, we should make the most of the wonders of the fasting month. ps: masak apa hari ni?

activ8ions,
InsyaAllah... sometimes we gotta be careful though; keeping the intentions pure can be tough. Thanx for dropping by.

restless,
good suggestion but sometimes we rush through our daily activities that selfishly, we can't make time for some Quran reading.

kc,
same to you dear.

maklang said...

maklang tak dapat start lagi membaca...bendera berkibar di ruang angkasa...

kadang2 tu sebab nak habiskan jugak, baca sampai tertidur2 fengan qurannya sekali. Alhamdulillah dah beberapa tahun ni dapat khatam dalam bulan puasa. Tahun ni harap2 dapat jugak.

Ibu ( Cerita Ibu ) said...

I have to drive about 45 mins to 1 hr to work ( tu dah masuk jam kat traffic lights near Abg Idin's school). Pergi balik, 2 hours in hand. So I figure, some of the shorter & memorized juzuk can be recited while driving. Put on hold dulu lah Hits.fm, ERA, CD Linkin Park, hehehe.... Tried this before, it worked. But I will finish the longer ones at home - sbb x hafal.

Tapi .... ni dah masuk 4 days, Al Baqarah pun tak habih lagi, bila nak start the shorter ones nih? hahah...alahai.

Kak Teh said...

d, selamat berpuasa. Kak teh baru nak mula sebab first two nights pengsan sakan. mu husband dah habis banyak dah.

nurazzah8 said...

salam,
for me, we do it as a family agenda every Ramadhan... kami bertaddarrus bersama-sama... Alhamdulillah sehingga hari ini dah juzuk 9, apatah lagi awal2 hari tu anak I yang kat Tahfiz balik, so, lagi laju dia baca...Alhamdulillah