Preparing before Ramadan is the way of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to get ready for this sacred month ahead of time. He (PBUH) and his companions used to prepare six months before the blessed month showed up. It is an ideal method of prepping the body and soul for a period that is important for any Muslim. Here’s the way you can be planning for Ramadan this year.
Fasting isn’t all about avoiding food!
This is an idea that should spread more strongly than ever. Holding back yourself from saying something profane is similarly significant with regards to completing a fast. It seems to be insignificant, isn’t that so? However, that is what keeping fast is all about. Ramadan is a month of positive change, and there isn’t a bit of uncertainty about that!
So, this seems to be the best time to get things started, right?
Today, we present you with five essential tips that you need for the best Ramadan. Let’s get started!
- Fasting Voluntarily
If you missed any fasts last Ramadan, you could fast to make up for those. Apart from that, fasting before Ramadan can be valuable for your well-being also. It will assist your body with disposing of the toxins and keep you spiritually fresh as well.
It is ideal to fast on Mondays and Thursdays and the 13th, 14th, and 15th day of an Islamic month as suggested by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself for fasting.
- Read the Qur’an daily.
We as a whole attempt to read more Qur’an in Ramadan, most of us want to complete it by the end of the sacred month, but if you do not read Qur’an regularly, so it takes ages to complete the chapters. It also becomes tiring with fasting.
Thus, start reading now!
If you haven’t read since last Ramadan, from today, try to start by one page daily so when Ramadan comes it would be easier for you to complete the Qur’an by the end of the month.
- Start following Sunnah of Prophet (PBUH)
Make sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH) your habit. Start with a little sunnah such as passing a smile often, doing miswak, giving charity, visiting the sick, and trying to say Bismillah before doing anything.
This will not take much of your time but will make much of a difference in your lifestyle.
- Make a Ramadan To-Do list.
Making a Ramadan To-Do list is the most convenient way to make the most of this sacred month. When you always prefer to schedule before going to a job or before making any presentation, why not make plans for Ramadan?
If you are well aware of the fact that you would not make it to take out time for your Ramadan worships, take a pen and a notepad, and start scheduling your whole day where you get time for reading Qur’an and other worships too.
- Give Charity / Zakat
Showing kindness towards people is the soul of the month of Ramadan. You can show your kindness by helping others, by giving charity and Zakat to those who cannot get food on their table. So make a habit of giving this Ramadan and multiply your rewards.
- Focus on mental and physical health
Take some time out to focus on your mental and physical health. After a year of lockdown, most of us are feeling mentally exhausted, have put on weight and exercised very little. Take this opportunity to cut down on unhealthy food. Incorporate more fruit and veg into your diet and get your family involved in preparing meals for suhoor and iftar. Check our blog for eating tips and our healthy smoothie recipes for suhoor.
The month of Ramadan is here, so we need to be prepared not only physically but spiritually and mentally as well. and to make the most of it, give these tips a try, and you will find a transformed self of yours by the end of this month. To calculate your Zakat, please use our easy zakat calculator.