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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Complete Ramadan Parenting Challenge for 2014 and Reflection

Eid 2014
Eid Mubarak! Another Ramadan has come and gone. Have you achieved the goals that you set for yourself this Ramadan?

For myself, I challenged myself to write this parenting challenge and it has been a challenge for me to write it each day for 30 days! Alhamdulillah, I have finally finished (even though it’s a bit late). At the start, I had prewritten a few days and was ready to go. But as Ramadan progressed with praying Tarawih, reading Qur’an, parenting, working and cooking – it all caught up with me! It took a lot out of me as many nights after Tarawih I found myself staring at the screen with my words all running into each other and dozing off.

Would I do this challenge again next year? Probably not but if I do it would be something different. And I would have everything prepared a few months in advanced! So when the time comes I would cut and paste and schedule it in. (By the way, my inspiration for this challenge came from a book by Aa'id Abdullah al Qarni entitled 'Thirty Lessons for Those Who Fast'.)

What have I learnt from writing this challenge? Quite a lot, masha Allah. I have learnt where my weaknesses and strengths are. I will continually work on the areas in my parenting that are weakest throughout the months ahead. Just because Ramadan is over for this year does not mean that I don’t continue to challenge myself in my parenting.

Having said that, here are all the challenges for easy access:

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