The Covid-19 lockdown has brought to light many of the things we all take for granted, and one of those is spending time with the ones we love. Being in lockdown inevitably means that we’re with our family 24/7, and perhaps for some of us, it gets a little bit hectic! Most parents have to work from home and homeschool their children all at the same time, and that can get pretty bustling really quick. But as the weeks go on, I believe that we’ll learn to appreciate each other’s company, and make the most of the time we have together.
The start of the Summer Term has also brought upon us the start of Ramadhan. Last year’s Ramadhan marked the time when the whole family lost a piece of ourselves as our beloved Mamajee passed away. And this year, we’ve been thrown into another confusing, extraordinary situation! Thoughts are racing, the mind is blurry…but Ramadhan is the month of piety and reflection, and during this current pandemic, when we are all sat at home, Ramadhan could not have come at a better time for us to practise this! This lockdown has given me plenty of free time, so for this year’s Ramadhan, I’d like to use that time not only to strengthen my faith, but to do some serious self-reflection, and, most importantly, to value the family time I have been blessed with by Allah to start the holy month of Ramadhan!