Asalamu’alaykum ladies, how are you?
It’s likely you’re feeling that post-Ramadan feeling after Eid. Its hard to describe, its a mixture of feeling saddened that Ramadan has finished, yet eager to continue on with the positive changes we made. However, sometimes even though we feel eager to get going, our Ramadan goals and habits can get pushed aside over time. We start strong, yet because we haven’t changed things up to accommodate these new habits, naively hoping they will just slot in somewhere, the change remains short-lived which is not what we want from our Ramadan.
It also isn’t the example that we want to set for our kids, this ‘out of sight, out of mind’ tone. Rather the same effort we put in expecting Ramadan’s arrival. we should also ensure we put into its departure; this time to ensure that the habits we picked up stay with us.
It is reported that Muʿlā b. Al-Faḍl – Allāh have mercy on him – said: They (the Salaf) used to supplicate to Allāh for six months asking Him to get them to the month of Ramaḍān, and they used to supplicate for six months that Allāh accept [their fasting and other worship in Ramaḍān].
So to help us make those changes a priority, I’ve devised some printables that will remind us as a family of our Ramadan goals and to be mindful of them insha’Allah.
The mini-pack contains:
A Family mission statement printable.
Family goal setting page.
Family accountability sheet (This can be dated to your preference, either weekly or monthly).
A Post Ramadan mindfulness chart for the kids.
A Ramadan poem that can be framed to inspire the kids to continue on with their goals.