Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
Sunday, 10th May
Here’s what today’s Iftaar looks like (apologies if posting food pictures is annoying but I tend to remember to take pictures during Iftaari). Today’s menu is Chapli Kebab with spinach and mashed potatoes, and spring rolls with plum sauce.
Monday, 11th May
Here’s a picture of my progress in learning Arabic. I’ve learnt nouns, a bit about sentences and haroof (e.g prepositions) so far. I’ll start learning verbs soon. I hope it goes well since I’m not sitting in an actual class!
Tuesday, 12th May
Here’s a beautiful and very visual ayat of the Quran from Surah Nur/Light. Here, light upon light is referred to the cohesion between one’s inner light or good with external light or Revelation. When they becomes cohesive, a person becomes a believer. In addition, it is believed by some scientists that Light upon Light explains the physical concept of coherence, i.e the merging between two waves of the same frequency which can result in either a more powerful or the waves cancel each other out and die out.
Wednesday, 13th May
Tonight, I had an intense craving of making chocolate chip cookies. I was unable to find chocolate chips so I got a couple of bars of Dairymilk and cut them into little cubes.
One thing I love about making these cookies is the look and texture of the cookie dough just before I put it on the tray. They’re so soft and squishy and tasty.
Thursday, 14th May
Its half past midnight and the cookies are ready! However, they’re tinier than they are supposed to be. I added more baking soda but the dough didn’t seem to expand when they were in the oven. Nevertheless, they were delicious and my family loved them!
Friday, 15th May
As of yesterday, the last 1/3rd of the month of Ramadan has started. According to our Islamic beliefs, on one day from the last 10 days of Ramadan, The Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW received the first Revelation of Allah (initiating the guidance of Quran) through the Angel Jibrael/Gabriel. In addition, angels descend from the Heavens to spread the Bounty and decree of Allah so Muslims all over the world enhance their worship and supplications to reap the rewards of this blessed night.
I recite supplications from this booklet.
Saturday, 16th May
Here’s how today’s Iftaar looks like! There’s french fries, fried chicken and fish with baked bread and pie filling.
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