Archive | June 2015

Ramadan decor : Reminders

This Ramadan the days will be extremely long especially here in Norway, making it quite challenging to keep the energy level high. On the other hand, children will be having normal days complaining about boredom, fighting with the siblings or simply getting on parents’ nerves 😜 Every time i have to remind them that its Ramadan and they should avoid fights and arguments. But giving reminders 30 times a day can drain your energy, leaving you tired and irritated.

So this year i thought of putting all those reminders on the wall. No more verbal reminders, saving more energy for more productive tasks 😉


1.Use less mobile / ipad 2. Try to do as many good deeds as you can 3. speak less, save energy 4. Read Quran every day 5. sleep after Dhuhr 6. Rest in the Itikaf tent for 10 mins 7. you will be highly rewarded for reading Taraweeh. 8. . Make lots of Dua


1. be patient 2. give sadaqah 3. learn about Prophet’s life ( pbuh) 4. pray minimum one salah in masjid 5. your fast is not accepted if you do not pray 6. read 2 nafl prayer before 12 pm 7. be good and help with housework 8. do not get angry


I will be adding more reminders if needed. May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala make us productive in this Ramadan and make us steadfast upon the good that we achieve during this blessed month.


Ramadan decor : Ramadan Calendar

Finally done with this year’s Ramadan calendar, Allhamdulillah. Making the calendar is always fun and easy but what i find most challenging is the content. It will take me a lot of time to find the right fill for each child.

Just like last year, i saw a lot of pictures for inspiration, but this design suits me best. I do not fill the calendar till the day it has to be opened because my younger one (5) would try to open all at once 🙂 This calendar has good space to put in money, candies or ‘Quran verse of the day’ for three children.


Fold a paper and roll it into a cone.


decorate it with design paper.


put it up on your wall with blue tack/ Pritt multi tack.


All up on the wall with numbers.


I used a curling ribbon to make a frame.


May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala make our efforts successful and may He make our children love their deen and be steadfast. Ameen. 

Ramadan Decor : I’tikaf tent

This article on really inspired me to make an I’tikaf tent for my children.

I bought this children’s tent from Ikea, which i decorated with a ‘I’tikaf Tent’ sign on the outside and placed cushions, comforter, books and a USB-lamp inside.

The idea is to tell the children about this Sunnah and to make them take a break from their screens and focus only on Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, even if it is for 5 minutes every day. They can read the Qur’an, recite any surah they have memorized, do dhikr, read their favorite Islamic book or just lie down and take a break from dunya.


May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala accept our efforts and make us of the righteous ones. Ameen.



Ramadan Decor : Countdown board

Ramadan countdown has started and so has the excitement, Allhamdulillah 🙂 This excitement has its effect on children as well. To make their Ramadan special, i try to put my efforts to make sure that they look forward to this blessed month and enjoy it till the end.

Last year i made a Ramadan calendar for the very first time. It was a quick one but served the purpose very well. Allhamdulillah.

This year i have been inspired to add more to my Ramadan decor. Today i have made a Ramadan countdown board.

Tavle fra TGR , pris: kr 20

After Ramadan starts, it will be turned into a ‘Days till Eid’ board. I pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala that may He accept our small efforts and may He make our children righteous. Ameen.