The Halaal Household
Busy Made Easy
Helping The Muslimah Live a Little Easier, With a Lot of Style.
I know that life can be stressful and demanding - and I'm here to help. I specialize in providing - organization, work-home balance, homeschooling, and home management assistance to families. I do not have "ALL" the answers, but I do have experience and I freely share what I *hope* will be
helpful to someone else on their journey.
Ramadan is always perfectly timed!
My family and I always Iook forward to Ramadan, yet we know it will be very different this year. There will be no large Iftar (fast-breaking) meals with friends and family or communal gatherings at the Masajid for prayers. This is a first for many of us. Yet people of faith have always found ways of continuing to observe at times of crisis. In fact, such times can be an opportunity to assess what is important in life, and help other people in whatever way we can. Ramadan is also a month of giving and sharing so let us all ensure that in this difficult time we care for those who are need. We can begin to heal our community through firm face and good deeds.
There is usually a real sense of community over this period that is felt by everyone coming together to eat, pray and worship each day. However we should not despair nor resent the calamities that come and the disasters that occur, for perhaps this trial may may lead to your salvation. There is a blessing in calamity because it allows us to practice patience, and reminds us of the blessings that we often take for granted. It also allows us to call on Allah, seeking His help and repenting to Him, and it also should encourage us to give charity.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) once said:
"How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for his affairs are all good, and this applies to no one but the believer. If something good happens to him, he is thankful for it and that is good for him. If something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience and that is good for him."
So if calamity befalls us we show patience. As God tells us in the Qur'an: 'But give glad tidings to As‑Saabiroon (the patient). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say Truly, to God we belong and truly, to Him we shall return. They are those on whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy, and it is they who are the rightly guided.'
One of the first changes brought about by social distancing has been to the Muslim custom of shaking hands followed by hugging each other (same gender) , especially in Masajid and Muslim events. After a week or two of hesitation in March, the hugging completely stopped, and we have resorted to distant air hugs or putting our hands over our hearts. As the virus continues to tighten its grip on the world, we’re entering a particularly difficult period for those staying home. Celebrating our cherished month of Ramadan. We will be forced to create new ways to celebrate, possibly for the first time in our history. I must say I will mourn the closeness I feel from my sisters during the month of Ramadan. For many, this is the only time we may get to reunite because of our busy lives.
I could revel in this place forever, but nature has her ways, so I will revel in this place for as long as it stays. I delight in the delicate, intelligent processes that repeat themselves with such care. I see deeper into the soul of every living and fleeting thing. I walk the earth with lightness in my step, adoration beating in my chest. I am open to beauty wherever I go.
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I know that in this busy world, every minute counts. We therefore take a proactive approach, trying to anticipate our family's needs.
Whether it’s for your home office, homeschool or living areas; I offer a number of practical solutions for organization. A place for everything and everything in its place is a motto to always remember and practice. I can help you with organization choices to cater to your preferred level. I will also share how organizing my spaces have literally changed my life!
I am here to provide families an unsurpassed range of lifestyle management solutions. Home Management is designed to enhance your life while managing your time and resources effectively. Curious to find out how you can establish an environment of peace? Follow me on this journey!
Home Education can be your ticket to the best in this life and the afterlife. It allows you the ability to give the perfect combination of supports and lifestyle preparation that only you can give to your children from a place of love. Interested in learning more about homeschooling and its many benefits? Get in touch with us now.
The Halaal Household was started as a platform for me (Sakinah) to write and share photos and stories about my lifestyle and journey on establishing our home. We like working on countless projects and implementing the practices of Islam in our household.
I blog weekly about everything around my Muslim home management system; homeschooling, organization, with an occasional recipe post thrown in. Our lives have changed in so many ways since I started Halaal Household. However, our intentions have not.
So we welcome you and your family into our virtual halaal household. Feel free to share your comments, ideas, links and questions in the comments section where we can discuss all things together. We strive to help families with managing their day-to-day activities big or small. I am on this beautiful journey reclaiming my identity in the midst of (halaal) motherhood and I hope you'll join me in discovering ways to do more with what we already have! Want to hear more about our services? Contact me today.
"Whatever your stage of life, remember you’re right where Allah has allowed you to be. He chose you for this task, for these children, for His plan. Trust His plan, for surely Allah is the best of planners "