in Melbourne, Australia
the stories written by the Muslim children and youth about Ramadan
in Melbourne, Australia.
My name is Nusra
and I live in Melbourne, Australia. Ramadan has returned again,
alhumdolillah. I thought it would be good to write about Ramadan
in my city, inshallah.
I get woken
up at 4.00 am, which means really early in the morning. I have brush
my teeth and make wudu. After this I have suhur (which is the meal
before Fajr). I usually eat different things such as cereal, tea,
bread or toast. Once it has reached the Fajr prayer time I have
to stop eating and drinking.
After Fajr (morning
prayer), I either go to sleep or I read Quran. This morning my family
read about Prophet Da'ud (as). I learnt that Prophet Da'ud was the
father of Prophet Sulayman (as). This morning I went to sleep after
we read about Prophet Da'ud (as).
I then woke
up again! I started to feel a bit hungry so I tried to take my mind
off this feeling. I am home educated so I studied Islamic studies,
Maths and English. Also, I played with my brothers and sisters different
types of games. I help my mum heaps with my baby sister and all
of us kids help with the cleaning, including the baby!
By the time
its Maghrib (sunset prayer) I am very hungry and I cant wait to
eat. Maghrib here is 8.00pm so you can realise my fast is a long
time each day. When I hear the adhan (call to prayer) I sit with
my family and we eat some dates and fruit and we drink juice, at
last. After I have eaten some food we pray Maghrib and I eat rice
and meat, alhumdolillah!
I pray Isha (evening prayer) and taraweh (optional prayers for the
month of Ramdan) and then go to bed ready to fast for the next day.
Nusra, 12 years
My name is Abdullah. I live in Australia and I am 10 years old.
I am going to tell you about Ramadan. It is a very blessed month.
In Ramadan our good deeds are multiplied. I like breaking my fast
after magrib. I get very tired when I fast. I like having naps in
the day while I am fasting. We break our fast with dates. If we
do not have dates we use water. We do this because it is the Sunnah
of the prophet Muhammad (saw.).
I like to go
to the masjid and pray Tarawe prayer. It is very long and my legs
get sore, and I feel very good when I finish praying Tarawe.
Zyka, 10 years old.
and fast eating!
Peace be upon
you all this fasting months of Ramadan!
I am Rasheed
and I live in a very cold place called Melbourne. It is in Australia
and its down the bottom near Tasmania. I want to tell you about
Ramadan in my home, inshallah! I get up at about 4.00am.....I mean
in the morning! Fajr is at 4.50 so I usually have to eat really
fast. We have a normal breakfast of cereal, toast and tea. After
we eat then comes salatal Fajr (morning prayer). Its important to
pray Sunnah (optional) prayer as much reward comes from them alhumdolillah.
After Fajr we read the Quran and then sleep.
The day begins
again when I wake up. I have to do my school work and read my Quran.
I wait for my dad to come home and we read Quran together, alhumdolillah.
Then we both go to the masjid (mosque) and pray Isha and Taraweh.
That's my day!
My Name is Abdur-rahman.
I am 8 years
old and I am writing to you about Ramadan. Of course you all know
It is the ninth
month of the Islamic calendar. We should spend Ramadan fasting and
doing good deeds. When we do good deeds on Ramadan are multiplied.
On Ramadan Allahs messenger sololohooalehi wa selem got the first
revelation of the Quran. After a days fasting from dawn to dusk
we eat this is called iftar. A few hours after iftar we pray a special
prayer called tarawee.
8 years old