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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 07:58 AM   11
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Hi and Salaams,

I never knew this section of the boards existed. I am not a fully practising muslim, was born and raised as one, (pakistani parents but brought up in the UK) but have somewhat lapsed in recent years, my husband is fullly practising and never misses his prayers. We are raising our daughter as a Muslim, she loves trying to pray and can say a few arabic words as well as Urdu and of course English.

I will not be fasting this Ramadan as I am on medication which I have to take at set times of the day, however preperations for iftari have been ongoing for the last few weeks, mainly consisting of food prep, pastries, samosa's etc.



 
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Old Jul 31st, 2011, 12:52 PM   12
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Hi and Salaams all

Ramadan Mubarak! I am an 'indigenous' English Muslim; I am a convert but officially converted at 15 and have realised more recently I was Muslim since I was 12 as I said my shahadah then and was slowly starting to be practicing but thought it had to be with witnesses (in the school of thought I follow I have found witnesses are optional for purely practical reasons and not a religious requirement), I have traced my ancestry and I have Yemenis who lived in Moorish spain as some of my direct ancestors and they were also closely related to some of the sahabah MashaAllaah. I will also not be fasting this year due to my son being around 90% still BF (and I believe that except for medical reasons BF is obligatory in Islam so don't want to jeopardise that) and having chronic fatigue syndrome; so fasting would most likely have a detrimental effect on both my milk supply and overall health based on past experience. My OHs 'native' cuisine is an amalgamation of Arabic, Indian/Bangladeshi/Sri Lankan and African but he isn't keen on any of it as it tends to be onion heavy and he is not an onion fan but we've just ordered the online shopping and will be preparing some light and healthy iftars.

For Eid; due to silly cultural reasons OHs family don't tend to celebrate much (yet every evening during ramadan is like a massive feast!) so we have to make our own celebrations; in the past we've taken the kids to the zoo or the aquarium or on a cruise on the thames; also we buy them new fancy thobes (traditional Arabic dress) though we have loads of new unworn ones this time as OH got loads from abroad last time he went that were several inches too long at the time, we also get sweets and cakes and nice pizzas etc to eat though the kids being sensible want healthy treats this time. I also print colouring pages off the internet and we make our own decorations. In the past OH would usually end up working on eid itself but with his new working hours this is unlikely so hopefully he can join in this time xx



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 04:34 AM   13
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Ramadan Kareem to you all and your families.



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 06:25 AM   14
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Salaam alaikum sisters,

Ramadan Kareem! Insha'Allah I hope you alll have a wonderful month.

I'm an english convert, Muslim for 3 years now, married forjust over 2 years alhamdulillah and I have a 10 month old son who is our first LO alhamdulillah.

Lovely to see this group on here.

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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 21:31 PM   15
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Asalamalaikum sisters! o0o0ooo i feel excited for all the replies and i love reading what you all have to say! and congratz to the new mothers it really feels so nice that there has been a lot of replies and sisters coming to the forum. INSHA'ALLAH we can all stay in touch here and keep the forum alive and meet a bunch more sisters. hehe well today it was the 1st day of Ramadan as u all probably know already, and it was really good alhumdullilah it felt really nice. I was not perfectly practicing regularly prior to now but it was really nice today it went how i inspire for everyday to be INSHA'ALLAH. how is everyone doing?? who here stays home and who works? I currently stay home ..but. ive decided to study some more.. anyways i will be replying to each of you separately which im going to try to have all your replies for all your comments by sometime tomorrow INSHA'ALLAH i just thought id do a small update , also if any of you have any interesting topics you want to start or any suggestions that would be greatly appreciated ALLAH HAFIZ



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 21:33 PM   16
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id also like to know if any of you are TTC ?? if you are maybe we can connect on that too be like a support system take care.



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2011, 16:28 PM   17
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Hi and Salaams,

I never knew this section of the boards existed. I am not a fully practising muslim, was born and raised as one, (pakistani parents but brought up in the UK) but have somewhat lapsed in recent years, my husband is fullly practising and never misses his prayers. We are raising our daughter as a Muslim, she loves trying to pray and can say a few arabic words as well as Urdu and of course English.

I will not be fasting this Ramadan as I am on medication which I have to take at set times of the day, however preperations for iftari have been ongoing for the last few weeks, mainly consisting of food prep, pastries, samosa's etc.
Walaikumasalam ,
i only recently came across this section as well.. Im not perfectly practicing as well and i dont think anyone really is but anyways its not our place to judge anyone anyways. but i do try to improve myself. i was brought up in canada I am indian/german my parent also are practicing muslims . my husband is pakistani and INSHA'ALLAH when we have children we will be raising our children as muslims as well, awwe thats so cute your daughter trys praying MASHA'ALLAH hows the iftari preperations alot of work hehe im not a perfect cook and i dont know all of the pakistani dishes my husband loves but slowly im learning as much as i can different recipes and what not..do you still live in uk? ALLAH HAFIZ



 
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Hi and Salaams all

Ramadan Mubarak! I am an 'indigenous' English Muslim; I am a convert but officially converted at 15 and have realised more recently I was Muslim since I was 12 as I said my shahadah then and was slowly starting to be practicing but thought it had to be with witnesses (in the school of thought I follow I have found witnesses are optional for purely practical reasons and not a religious requirement), I have traced my ancestry and I have Yemenis who lived in Moorish spain as some of my direct ancestors and they were also closely related to some of the sahabah MashaAllaah. I will also not be fasting this year due to my son being around 90% still BF (and I believe that except for medical reasons BF is obligatory in Islam so don't want to jeopardise that) and having chronic fatigue syndrome; so fasting would most likely have a detrimental effect on both my milk supply and overall health based on past experience. My OHs 'native' cuisine is an amalgamation of Arabic, Indian/Bangladeshi/Sri Lankan and African but he isn't keen on any of it as it tends to be onion heavy and he is not an onion fan but we've just ordered the online shopping and will be preparing some light and healthy iftars.

For Eid; due to silly cultural reasons OHs family don't tend to celebrate much (yet every evening during ramadan is like a massive feast!) so we have to make our own celebrations; in the past we've taken the kids to the zoo or the aquarium or on a cruise on the thames; also we buy them new fancy thobes (traditional Arabic dress) though we have loads of new unworn ones this time as OH got loads from abroad last time he went that were several inches too long at the time, we also get sweets and cakes and nice pizzas etc to eat though the kids being sensible want healthy treats this time. I also print colouring pages off the internet and we make our own decorations. In the past OH would usually end up working on eid itself but with his new working hours this is unlikely so hopefully he can join in this time xx
Asalamalaikum sister wow what a lovley large message it gets me excited reading hehe and thanks for your post, i understand about your not fasting alot of people have reasons why they cant fast and no one else should judge them for that it is between them and ALLAH so i do understand hopefully you can fast next year INSHA'ALLAH , and thats exciting you traced your ancestory how did you go about doing that? and oh wow about your oh not liking onions because that really is the base of all the dishes that would be a bit difficult to stay away from that cuisine because its so delicious but at the same time he doesnt like onions , and that sounds good about light and healthy iftars people tend to gain weight in ramadan ahaha even though it shouldnt be that way neccisarily i have a funny youtube video on this matter its like a small cartoon i think you would enjoy aha

i just giggled when i watched it we dont tend to celebrate that much as well because our whole family is not with us and no children yet so its not a huge thing as it would be, but i do henna and small things for enjoyment..ooh arabic traditional dresses are nice where is your oh originally from?? thats so nice about the decorations and all great ideas and i hope your oh is able to joing you and he gets off work...he could say its a religious holiday his work would have to give him off .. take care ALLAH HAFIZ



 
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Ramadan Kareem to you all and your families.
Ramadan Mubarak to you sister how is everything going with you hows your fasting going? where are you from



 
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Salaam alaikum sisters,

Ramadan Kareem! Insha'Allah I hope you alll have a wonderful month.

I'm an english convert, Muslim for 3 years now, married forjust over 2 years alhamdulillah and I have a 10 month old son who is our first LO alhamdulillah.

Lovely to see this group on here.

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asalamalaikum sister ,
Ramadan mubarak to you as well INSHA'ALLAH i hope we all have a great month as well . Thats so nice to hear that you are a convert MASHA'ALLAH 3 years is great how are you finding everything??? and INSHA'ALLAH many many more happy years for your marriage im just behind you at 1 year married , and congratz on your son you must be so excited what a precious gift , hows your fasting going sister ? and where are you from ... im in canada take care sis ALLAH HAFIZ



 
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