Infusing your Home with Ramadan Spirit
Ramadan is a great time to stop and slow down. It teaches us to enhance our mindfulness around everything we do, down to each bite of food and sip of water. We watch our behavior carefully and focus more deeply on our worship.
To achieve this many American Muslim families find it helpful to infuse their homes with a bit of Ramadan spirit. Ideas include everything from decorating with lanterns to having a decked out prayer corner.
Prayer corners are a great way to bring the spirit of Ramadan into your home. They become one single place for everyone at home to gather and pray. To start your own, remove distractions, and gather items you’ll want—like Qurans and prayer beads—on a table within reach. Lanterns with candles can provide a softer light, supporting the shift into a calm and reflective state of mind.
Some families even go all out to make their prayer corner look like a mosque, especially for children. Crafty families have been known to set up a cardboard wall decorated to look like a masjid, or even cut out a mini-mosque from a large cardboard box so children can go inside and read or rest.
Every Ramadan we’re reminded of the blessings of our homes. Since 2002 Guidance Residential has helped over 28,000 families celebrate Ramadan in their homes. We are so thankful to be part of their celebrations.