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Post-Ramadan Blues

Assalamu-Alaikum, It’s been almost a month since the blessed month of Ramadan has gone by. Some of us may have already gotten consumed by the daily activities of this world while others are struggling to hold onto to the good habits we promised ourselves we would continue throughout the year. Either way, it’s probably safe to say we’re trying to stay afloat and do our best. We’re here to say we understand completely- in fact, we’re right there with you. So, as we all continue to do our best to beat the post-Ramadan blues, we’ve compiled a short list of tips to help: Accountability helps. We’re working on overdrive during the month of Ramadan to do as much good as...

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Ramadan Blog Post- Last Ashra

Salaam to our lovely VB family, We’ve now entered the last ten days of Ramadan- also known as the days where our mosques are overcrowded, and our nights become restless. However, as tiring and overwhelming as these days may be, they’re also the most beloved to us. So, what can we do to make the most of these days? Observe itikaf: One of the greatest acts of sunnah during the last ten days of Ramadan is the observance of itikaf. The Prophet (pbuh) would go into seclusion and spend the last ten nights in prayer, worship, and reflection. We know this might be tricky with busy schedules but now is the time to remember our purpose in this dunya, it...

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Ramadan Blog Post- Second Ashra

Salaam, Subhan’Allah, we’ve already entered the second ten days of this blessed month. Let this serve as a reminder for us that our life is bound to pass as quickly as we experience this month so we must make the most of our time in this dunya. May Allah put barakah in our efforts and our time, ameen. We normally witness a surge of people the first few nights of Ramadan, a dip in the middle, and then an increase once again towards Laila-tul-Qadr. However, we should really aim to keep up our dedication and passion throughout the middle as well due to its incredible significance of achieving Allah’s maghfirah (forgiveness). The Prophet (P.B.U.H) has said: “Do repent in this...

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Ramadan Mubarak

Salaam, Ramadan Mubarak, the blessed month is finally upon us! The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the “Ten Days of Mercy,” so it’s important we do our best to make the most of them. The term mercy doesn’t just refer to the mercy given to us by Allah swt, but rather it encompasses the various acts of mercy shown to us throughout the month and of course, the rest of the year.    Fasting itself is a mercy bestowed upon us. Ramadan is a time where many Muslims look forward to because of the benefit each individual derives from the blessed month. Through fasting we can experience a healthy detox from food that does not benefit our...

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Ramadan Prep 101

With Ramadan less than a month away it’s extremely important we begin to prepare our hearts, our minds, and our bodies for this blessed month. Too often we find ourselves in a state of distress as we enter this holy month due to our lack of preparation for it. It’s said the companions of the Prophet (pbuh) used to prepare for Ramadan six months in advance, which forces us to reflect upon ourselves and our own actions. What are we doing to take advantage of all the blessings this sacred month has to offer?  We understand life can get busy with all of our daily demands so we’ve curated a list of useful tips to help you jumpstart your Ramadan...

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