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The month of Ramadan has a special place in the hearts of Muslims as it is the month of physical and spiritual cleansing and nourishment. Fasting the days of Ramadan is compulsory for all sane, adult, healthy Muslims.
The month of Ramadan will not be the same this year. But, as the month of Ramadan is right around the corner, we have compiled for you a list of 5 tips that, if adopted before the arrival of Ramadan, we will be able to enjoy the month of Ramadan with increased spirituality and zeal. Read away!
1. Helping the needy
Pay your Zakah and other donations to your poor friends and relatives right now so that they may be able to buy items of need before Ramadan and are able to spend Ramadan without worrying about their financial needs. Also, if you donate to charity organizations, do it right now. It is the best time to do charity with an honest heart.
Islam strongly discourages cutting ties with friends and relatives and since the blessed month of Ramadan is so close, it would not be fair to welcome the month of Ramadan with grudges in the heart for our Muslim brothers and sisters. Therefore, it is a good idea to reconcile and apologize to anyone whose feelings have been hurt by us whether or not it was our fault. Just be the bigger man and sort it all out before Ramadan. This way, your heart will be at ease and you will find more pleasure in worshipping this month.
You know fasting in the intense heat of summer gets kinda heavy and after remaining thirsty and hungry for the entire day, we are in a big rush to get home as soon as possible for Iftar. This results in an increased chance of traffic accidents, road rage, and roadside brawls. Therefore, it is wise to hold your patience in order to prevent any mishaps on the road for yourself or anyone else. Keep calm and be patient.
4. Quit addictions
People who are addicted to Pan, Gutkha or cigarettes have a hard time fasting in Ramadan and sometimes, they end up breaking their fast altogether which is a major sin. It shows a lack of willpower in a person. Let us remember that fasting is obligatory and we must do it. Hence, it is advisable to quit your addictions before Ramadan. In fact, Ramadan is a great month for people who want to quit but can’t find the proper motivation to do so. Let’s try and do it this Ramadan.
5. Learn necessary rulings
There are countless misconceptions that people hold about fasts that they probably heard from the elders in their family or some colleague or a friend but they are not true, e.g. did you know that vomiting does not always breakfast? Or that eating without knowing that you were fasting also does not breakfast? So, we would strongly recommend reading up on the rulings of fasting and other necessary rulings of Ramadan before the start of Ramadan.
Try to specify half an hour every day for this task and you will learn something new every day. Here is a great book that can help you in this regard. You can thank us later. May Allah accept our fasting and prayers in Ramadan, Ameen.
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