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Reflect- Planet Mindfulness

Our Rover has now landed on Planet Mindfulness and it is time to REFLECT. The month is coming to an end and so is our mission. We have to see if we made progress with our mission,. Ramadan is not just about staying away from sins and food for only a month. It is about becoming a better person and developing habits that will stay with us for the entirety of our lives.

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It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ascended the mimbar and said: “Ameen, Ameen, Ameen.” It was said to him, “O Messenger of Allah, why did you do that?” He said, “Jibreel said to me, ‘May Allah rub his nose in the dust, that person who Ramadaan comes and his sins are not forgiven,’ and I said, ‘Ameen’. Then he said, ‘May Allah rub his nose in the dust, that person who lives to see his parents grow old, one or both of them, but he does not enter Paradise,’ and I said, ‘Ameen’. Then he said, ‘May Allah rub his nose in the dust, that person in whose presence you are mentioned and he does not send blessings upon you,’ and I said, ‘Ameen.’” Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah, 1888; al-Tirmidhi, 3545; Ahmad, 7444; Ibn Hibban, 908. See Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3501. Students need to be reminded them about the real nature of fasting, and that it is not just giving up food and drink, but it is a means of attaining taqwa (piety), and that it is an opportunity for sins to be forgiven and expiated. We should hold a gathering in which the students can get an opportunity to evaluate what they have accomplished in this month and what they were not able to work out. By identifying the strengths and weaknesses that they have, they can strive to become better and continue to work in the cause of Allah.



رَبَّنَا فَٱغۡفِرۡ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرۡ عَنَّا سَيِّـَٔاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ ٱلۡأَبۡرَارِ
Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.


وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ
and Be mindhull to Allāh. Indeed, Allāh is Forgiving and Merciful.(8:69)


احْرِصْ عَلَى مَا يَنْفَعُكَ
Adhere to that which is Beneficial for you



Kids, especially struggling ones, tend to act out their difficulties rather than share them in words. We adults are often only marginally better. When words are unavailable, it helps to find other ways to demonstrate the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. A snow globe or glitter jar is one of the most powerful visual metaphors for that connection; it illustrates how mindfulness—the cultivation of stillness in the face of swirling chaos of life—affects us. We have to understand the Allah is the one who helps calm our mind. And we can achieve this through dua, dhikr, and salah.

Materials Needed:

• Jar or Plastic bottle
• Elmer’s Clear School Glue
• Glitter
•Warm water
• Food coloring
• Paper
• Tape or Glue


1. Fill your bottle about 1/8 to 1/3 full with glue. The more glue you add, the longer it will take for the glitter to settle after shaking.
2. Add glitter, start with a tablespoon or so. Take a deep breath as you watch your child pour glitter everywhere but inside the bottle. PS: a slightly damp paper towel wipes up fine glitter pretty well. A vacuum works even better.
3. Fill the bottle the rest of the way with warm water. At this step, before filling the bottle all the way, you can leave a little less than an inch of space at the top of the bottle, cap it, and shake it to see if you want to add more glitter, more glue, or just more water.
4. When the bottle is full up to the neck with water, glitter, and glue, cap it. I recommend using a hot glue gun to seal the cap closed. I did this by applying a single ring of glue all around the top threading and then screwing the cap on.
5. Memorize duas for forgiveness and ease.