Ramadan mubaarak everyone! The month of Qur’an has officially begun and today is our first day of fasting. I’m not fasting this year due to being pregnant and breastfeeding, but I’m doing my best to feel the Ramadan spirit anyway. There’s definitely something in the air whenever Ramadan arrives. We went out for a walk around the block last night at sunset, and the air smelled so fresh and crisp — Ramadan had just been announced an hour earlier, but even if it hadn’t, I think I would have known it just by that beautiful feeling.
As I mentioned in my last post, my main goal for Pippin this Ramadan is that she learns exactly what Ramadan is — and it is first and foremost the month of the Qur’an. Here are a few of the things we’re doing as a family this month to emphasize the Qur’an: