This blog is published for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and the thousands of Muslims raised or reverts, or even non-Muslis, who might be living in areas where they are not able to experience Ramadan in a Muslim community; so we, at MWA, invite you to be a part of our community in Ramadan.

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong) Al-Baqarah 2:185

Established in 2006, Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA) is an internationally-based collaboration of Muslim women writers and advocates working together to counter negative and inaccurate perceptions regarding members of the Muslim community and the Islamic faith.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Aishah's Eid Feast for One, Al-hamdulillah!

Happy Eid!

The last sunset of Ramadan: a photo by MWA's Saba N. Taylor

Eid Mubarak!!!!!!!! The last sunset of Ramadan May Allah forgive us all and grant us His mercy and accept our fast. Ameen.

This dua was posted by another sister on Facebook. It is read as the sun sets on the last sunset of Ramadan, marking the beginning of Shawwal:

"O Allah, the Lord of Ramadan, who revealed in it the Quran and ordained in it fasting, I seek refuge in You from that the sun of this day will set and You have upon me a sin that You wish to punish me for on the day I meet You. O Allah, grant us from Your Prophet Muhammad (s) intercession, and make awareness of You our most rewarding ware (possession) and do not render us in this our month from being of the people of waste and squandering, and quell our fears on the Day of Judgment with Your Mercy, O Most Merciful and peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, his family and his companions."

Eid ul-Fitr Prayer at El-Mina Masjid - Hurghada, Egypt

Video uploaded by MWA's Aishah Schwartz from her mobile phone.
August 8, 2013 at 5:45AM

Takbir of Eid ul-Fitr at Masjid Uthman ibn Affan Masjid - Hurghada, Egypt

Video uploaded by MWA's Aishah Schwartz from her mobile phone.
August 8, 2013 at 5:30AM

Happy Eid from Muslimah Writers Alliance!

The last iftar of Ramadan 2013: MWA's Aishah Schwartz

Lemon garlic chicken with ranch dressing & mashed carrot & potato with onion.
Dua for breaking the fast:
Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu [wa 'alayka tawakkaltu] wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu
Source: Abu Dawud

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

An impromptu suhoor at Costa Coffee: a journal entry by MWA's Aishah Schwartz

Subhan'Allah...I was feeling somewhat dreadful the last couple of days, and I spent most of that time attempting to sleep it off. In fact, after iftar, I went to bed (again), and Al-hamdulillah, fell fast asleep. I woke up at 2AM and pushed myself out of bed with the thought, "whatever will I eat for suhoor?"

Monday, August 5, 2013

A reminder in the last days of Ramadan from MWA's Zabrina Abu Bakar

My dear family and friends,

We have 3 days left so in the midst of our busy schedule, let us fill up the fast depleting Ramadan seconds that we have by making this zikir while we drive, cook, walk, shop, bake, work, type, rest, etc etc., inshaAllah.

May Allah accept all our Amal and enter us into His Jannah without hisab, Ameen.

Please share this poster freely, insha'Allah.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Aishah's favorite recitation of Surat Al - Qadr سورة القدر بصوت الشيخ مشارى العفاسى

This is my all-time favorite, over the moon version of the recitation of Surat Al - Qadr سورة القدر بصوت الشيخ مشارى العفاسى
It plays like a beautiful, catchy melody and sends a feeling through me that really makes you feel Ramadan in your heart and soul. At least that's how it made me feel. Check it out.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Aishah's prayer buddy: Mr. Sakinah, waiting for iftar!

This is Aishah's prayer buddy, Mr. Sakinah.
He seems to always know when it's about time for iftar...
And the "Gang" outside my flat knows when it is time for iftar, too!

MWA's Zabrina Abu Bakar shares a dua for the Night of Power

Dear all, with the help of my lovely Sis Mazalina Maram, she has helped me design this poster of duaa' to be recited during Night of Power.

InshaAllah please keep reciting this duaa' as much as you can throughout the day during this last 10 days of Ramadan.

And please share this poster freely...