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18-05-2018 Ramadan Fasting - Do and Don't - Common Mistakes, Helpful things and Things to be avoided
11-09-2016 How can you deny
09-01-2015 Signs - And who knews
13-07-2013 Allah (zul-jalali-wal-ikraam) names
06-07-2013 Few ways to earn rewards
24-04-2013 A man become Muslim, I am sorry, O Prophet (phuh)...
21-12-2012 Quraan recite by child - Surah-Yaseen Ayats
13-12-2012 Signs - And Who Knew
15-11-2012 Hazrat Umar Ibn Al Khattab - radiAllahoanho
21-09-2012 What God says for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him - sallaLlaho alaihi wassallum)
18-09-2012 Innocence of non Muslims rather Guiltiness of non Muslims
20-08-2012 Eid Mubarak to Muslim Ummah
09-08-2012 200 Filipinos embrace Islam in Dubai
19-03-2012 Muslim Scientists
21-09-2011 Muhammad Caligraphy
15-07-2011 Allahu Rabbuna
21-06-2011 Watch Live from Harmain Shareefain Holy Makkah and Holy Madinah - البث المباشر من الحرمين الشريفين
27-02-2010 Eid Milad Un Nabi (صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم)
05-12-2009 Against Terrorism
15-09-2009 Ramadan in pictures
06-09-2009 Hamd-o-Naat Collection
31-08-2009 Ayatul Qursi
23-08-2009 Ramadan Kareem
08-04-2009 Ye Kaisa Hay Musalman
07-03-2009 Durood
19-01-2009 War on Gaza Annie Lennox Shaken To The Core Sky News
18-12-2008 Durood - Blessings
17-12-2008 Blessings
07-10-2008 Free Unlimited Account
16-09-2008 Think about it... Life hereafter...
09-09-2008 Governor - Hazrat Saeed-radi Allaho anho
02-09-2008 Mistakes to Avoid in the Month of Ramadan
31-08-2008 Beautiful Masjid in Brunai
30-08-2008 Dua
27-08-2008 Prevention from Fire of Jhannum
27-08-2008 Umrah Procedure
27-08-2008 List of Converted to Islam
23-07-2008 No Excuse!
22-07-2008 Ayat about Life Relations
06-06-2008 A man who passed away while in sajdah
05-06-2008 Ayaaz and the Priceless Pearl
28-05-2008 Sadqa
13-05-2008 Maa - Mother - Mom
28-03-2008 Success of life - Hadiths
22-02-2008 Dua - Pray
05-05-2007 Knowledge
01-05-2007 Future Home - Qabar
07-02-2007 Meditation of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa alaihi wassallam)
23-01-2007 Muharram - First Month in Islamic Calendar
Fri 18 May 2018


This post contains following topics

1) Common mistakes in Ramadan

2) Helpful things in Ramadan and Fasting

3) Things To Be Avoided During Ramadan

 

1) Common mistakes in Ramadhan:

 

1. Drinking Milkshakes made with syrups etc on a daily basis

- Why Don't: It contains high amounts of sugar, additives  and colourants

- Solution: If you have to, drink it twice a week maximum

 

2. Drinking large amounts of water at iftaar time

- Why this mistake: Filling the stomach with water is more strenuous to it than with food. 

- Solution: have a few sips at iftaar then a glass after every two hours.

 

3. Exercising directly after iftaar.

- Why this mistake: the body's blood flow is concentrated around the stomach at that time.

- Solution: Exercise after two hours of eating to ease digestion.

 

4. Chewing and swallowing food fast.

- Why this mistake: chewing food slowly can speed up digestion and help maintain your weight

 

5. Having dessert directly after iftaar

- Why this mistake: they make you drowsy and sleepy 

- Solution: leave at least a two hour gap between iftaar and dessert to stay fresh and awake for ishaa and taraweeh prayers

 

6. Consuming foods with high amounts of sodium

- Why this mistake: Sodium triggers thirst through out the fasting hours of the day

- Solution: instead, eat foods that are high in potassium, they retain water and supress your thirst.

 

2) Helpful things in Ramadan and Fasting

 

# Bananas are high in potassium. A banana at Suhoor time can control your thirst level through out the day.

 

# Best sources of potassium for Suhoor time: 

 - bananas

 - milk

 - dates

 - avocados

 - dried peaches

 - pistachios

 - pumpkin

 - peas

 - dark chocolate

 

# Worst choices for Suhoor: 

 - biryani

 - kebab

 - pizza

 - fast food in general

 - cheese

 - haleem

 

# Best choices for Suhoor: 

 - potato

 - rice

 - dates

 - whole grain bread

 - banana

 

# Drinking lots of water at suhoor is important, but not as much as drinking it through out your non-fasting hours.

 

3) Things To Be Avoided During Ramadan

 

1. Don't sleep during the day and pray all night. By doing this you are converting the day into night and the night into day, which is not the purpose of fasting.

 

2. Avoid being lazy and inactive during the day.

 

3. Don't waste time playing games during the day. Rather, please Allah by increasing in your worship of him.

 

4. Avoid having Iftar parties. Ramadan wasn't meant to be a food extravaganza.

 

5. Dont ask and let your mother or wife to spend Ramadan in the Kitchen. Eat something light and quick. Let her also make Du'a n utilize the month of forgiveness.

 

6. Spend the last 10 days worshipping Allah rather than trying to prepare for Eid! A day that is better than a thousand months is in these last 10 days. You can't afford to miss this.

 

7. Dont stay awake the full night. Your body has a right over you, and when it wants rest, then rest.

 

8. Avoid excessive socialising after Taraweeh

 

9. Avoid shopping a lot in Ramadhaan.

 

10. Dont eat the full night.

 

11. Dont loiter around at night rather than worshipping Allah.

 

12. Eid doesnt require loads of preparation. Dont fall into this trap! Keep it simple, and it will be blessed.

 

May we avail this Ramadan with sound health and with loved one family - Aameen....

 

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Wed 24 Apr 2013

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 Arnoud Van Doorn (extreme left), former leader of the Dutch rightist Freedom Party, prays at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. — Okaz photo

Majed Al-Sugairi 
Okaz/Saudi Gazette

 

Arnoud Van Doorn converts to islam after making anti-muslim film, From An Islamophobe To A Muslim...

 

MADINAH – Former Dutch Islamophobe and a former leading member of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party Arnoud Van Doorn visited the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to pray and say sorry for becoming part of a blasphemous film.

 

Doorn was among the Freedom Party leaders who produced the blasphemous film, Fitna. Last month he reverted to Islam after an extensive study about the religion and the Prophet (peace be upon him). 

 

He said that the worldwide outrage against the film made him study about the Prophet (pbuh) and that eventually led to his conversion. 

 

He headed for Makkah to perform Umrah after meeting the two imams of the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Ali Al-Hudaifi and Sheikh Salah Al-Badar, who enlightened him on how to lead the life of a good Muslim and confront challenges facing Islam in the West.

 

A member of the Dutch parliament and The Hague City Council, Doorn announced his decision to accept Islam on his Twitter profile. He also posted a tweet in Arabic declaring that “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet.”

 

At first, other users took the news as a joke. After all, an active supporter of a notorious Dutch hater of Islam, Wilders, he repeatedly approved Islamophobic statements and public actions, and personally participated in them.

 

But Doorn, who now serves as a regional adviser at the City Hall in The Hague, personally confirmed his decision to practice Islam in an official letter to the city mayor.

 

Most recently, the politician filed a formal application to the mayor of the city to allow him to perform prayers obligatory for Muslims during his working hours. 

 

“I can understand people are skeptic, especially that it is unexpected for many of them,” Doorn told Al-Jazeera English satellite channel.

 

“This is a very big decision, which I have not taken lightly.”

 

“In my own close circle people have known that I have been actively researching the Qur’an, Hadith, Sunnah and other writings for almost a year now,” he said.

 

“In addition, I have had numerous conversations with Muslims about the religion.”

 

Driven by his party’s anti-Islam discourse, Doorn decided to dig in for the truth about the religion himself.

 

“I have heard so many negative stories about Islam, but I am not a person who follows opinions of others without doing my own research,” he said. “Therefore, I have actually started to deepen my knowledge of Islam out of curiosity.”

 

The 46-year-old has continued on The Hague Council as an independent candidate since splitting from Wilders’s party. Doorn’s decision to embrace Islam has won mixed reactions in the Netherlands.

 

“According to some people I am a traitor, but according to most others I have actually made a very good decision,” he told Al-Jazeera.

 

“The reactions are generally positive and I also received quite some support via twitter.

 

“It feels good that people who do not know me personally have understanding of my situation and support me in my choice.”

 

Asked if he now regretted joining the Freedom Party, he replied: “I have learned that every experience in life has a purpose. However, with the knowledge I have today, I would have undoubtedly made a different choice.”

 

For the Dutch politician, finding Islam was finally guiding him to the true path in his life. “I have made mistakes in life as many others. From these mistakes I have learned a lot,” Doorn said.

 

“And by my conversion to Islam I have the feeling that I finally found my path. I realize that this is a new start and that I still have much to learn as well.”

 

source:saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130422162428

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