Ramadan is an opportunity to immerse our children in Islamic values. And one of the main goals is to make them fast when they are ready, as it is one of the pillars of Islam. Explaining Ramadan to your children and using positive language will also help in the experience. Instead of saying ‘we have to fast’, you can say ‘we want to fast to show our appreciation for what we have.
7 points to prepare children for fasting during Ramadan:
1 Make sure they are physically ready to fast.
2 Prepare them mentally.
3 Distract them.
4 Give positive help.
5 Talk about the virtues of fasting and Ramadan.
6 Eat good food before dawn (Sahar / Sehri)
American Muslim: Choosing to Remain Still This Ramadan
Scholars and community leaders have advised Muslims to set Ramadan goals and create a schedule to stay active and consistent. In our Islamic tradition, the Seerah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) emphasizes silence and meditation, as in the period before the revelation of the first verses of the Quran with Gabriel. He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was inclined to spend a whole month of solitude in the Cave of Hira every year during Ramadan.
If Islam Teaches Peace, Why are there Radical Muslims?
There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today, certainly not all of them radicals. The majority of them are peace loving people. Radicals are estimated to be between 15 to 25% up to all intelligence services worldwide. That is 75% of them there are peaceful people. But, when you look at 15 to 25 percent of the Muslim population, you are. Seeing 180 million to 300 million people dedicated to the destruction of the West Civilization is as big as America. “So, why should we worry? Radical 15 to 25%? Because it is the fundamentalists who kill. Because they are radicals.