Salaams and Salutations Beauties,
So here we are..another year...another Ramadaan. For those who aren't Muslim, but read this blog, Ramaadan is one of the most sacred months in Islam. Its the month in which the Islamic holy book, The Qur'an, was reveled. During this month Muslims fast (no food, no water, no marital relations) from just before dawn to sunset, all over the world. Its a month of repentance, of curbing one's desire, to focus on our Creator.
Last year BU came up with the Hijabi Project 2009(read about it here and here. A way for sisters to donate hijabs, accessories, and or money for new shahadas in the Washington, DC area. This was due to the increase of new Muslimahs in the area under 25, masha~allah (May Allah be praised). This year...readers, make it happen where YOU live. Host a 'Hijabi Project 2010' iftar, the meal after a day of fasting, in your community. Collect gently used or under used hijabs for new shahadas, sister that are incarcerated or sister in need. These are trying times we live in, Ramaadan is a way to purge what you have and insha~allah( God-willing) you'll receive a blessing in the next life.
Post a comment and let us know when your iftar is/was, and how many hijabs you collected? At the end of Ramaadan the reader who collected the MOST hijabs and or hijabi swag (pins, stick pins, accessories + hijabs) will WIN....a gift card to LUSH!!
**to claim this prize you will need to post a pick of said hijabs and sag on your blog (if you blog) or email it to me: ummamirah[at]beautifulummah[dot]com**
So start planning your dates. Get your iftar list together.