Daily Program for the Muslim Woman in Ramadan – Sheikh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhayli
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;
What is the daily program for the muslim woman in Ramadan so that she can worship her Lord and at the same time tend to the needs of her household?
Sheikh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhayli, may Allaah preserve him, answers:
“The daily program for the muslim woman is that of the man’s except that the woman increases in an act of worship and that is that if the woman strives in tending to the needs of her husband and household and prepares enough food for them that will suffice them, then she is in the obedience of Allaah if she seeks the reward from Allaah while doing that.
In this is her reward and an increasement of her good deeds and it is befitting for the muslim woman to busy her tongue with the rememberance of Allaah when she is preparing the food. So while she is cooking she is saying subhaanallaah, while she is cooking she is saying laa ilaaha illa Allaah, while she is cooking she is remembering Allaah and in that is a great reward for her. Like this, preparing dinner will never divert her from the worship of her Lord in the day of Ramadan.
So congratulations to the muslim woman who serves her husband and the people of her household and all the while looking for the reward from Allaah and along with this she isn’t neglectful about the rememberance of Allaah and she carries out what she is able to from worship during the day of Ramadan. For indeed she has succeeded a great success.”
Translated by : Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA