Irrespective of class, colour, caste, race and culture of Muslims globally, Ramadan is welcomed with arms wide open and observed with affinity.
To prep up for Ramadan, nooks and corners are squeaky cleaned, suhoor (dawn meal) and iftar (sunset meal) tents set up, stocking up of groceries, and many more fulfilled.
However, in this post, we will talk about prepping up for Ramadan spiritually, with more tips to help you make your month of fasting easy and enjoyable while keeping our conduct in check.
Fast is the only act of worship that is between the observer and Allah SWT. Rest all acts of worship be it salah, dua, charity; either include more than one party or have an audience.
O’ you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint,- 2:183
Every Muslim is a brand ambassador of Islam, so we must keep our conduct in check at all times.
Fasting and praying while staying irked throughout merely due to lack of sleep and food are unacceptable. That is where patience and self-restraint come in.
However, in this post, we will talk about making the most out of the blessed month.
- Add few decorations to various corners of your home with fairy lights, wall hanging and artwork. It enhances the ambience of your house, imparting a positive and overjoyed vibe within the family.
- Do not wait for Ramadan to set in for you to recite the Quran. Fluency comes with regularity, consistency and persistence.
- Pray together as a family. A family that prays together stays together.
- Prioritize Ramadan and its rituals over everything else. Rest all can take a back seat for a while.
- Use this month for putting an end to any vice(s).
- Distribute your day effectively to make the most of it. Monotonous service or act will bore you sooner than expected.
- Pray, recite Quran, help out in the chores, reach out to the community centre and engage in community service.
- Subhan Allah, even resting in Ramadan is an act of Ibadah (worship).
Always remind yourself the Satan is confined in the holy month. Therefore, curbing the urge to commit a misdeed is much easier and attainable. Practicing the same during the whole month will shape into a beneficial habit for life. Thus, making the most and fulfilling the true purpose of Ramadan.
Alhumdulillah, we live to see this Ramadan and get a chance to ask for all our sins to be erased, while we do not know what the next year brings along. Make the most of it while it lasts folks. Many out there couldn’t make it to this Ramadan, we might be next.
Do let us know if any more tips for making Ramadan more enjoyable and beneficial can be added.