A countdown has started for Ramadan 2019. Fasting is one of the five main pillars of Islam. Fasting in Ramadan is compulsory for all adult and healthy Muslims however Allah ﷻ has granted relaxation to old, sick, travelers and other with Islam’s defined reason. Muslims around the world observe fasting from dawn till sunset. Reward of virtues and noble deeds increased by 70 times that makes every Muslim excited to do more good deeds. Every Muslim try to avail the blessings of Allah ﷻ as much as he can.
Allah ﷻ Said in Qur’an
Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. (1) And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? (2) The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. (3) The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. (4) Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.(5) (Surah 97, Ayat 1-5)
One night better than 1000 months? Yes! This a special gift from Allah ﷻ for Muslim in Last 10 days of Ramadan in odd nights.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Said
“Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained. (Sahih Bukhari 1899)”
Ramadan is expected to start in first week of May which mean the weather would be extreme hot. Fasting during the long summer months could be challenging for many people. The Companions of the Prophet ﷺ used to prepare for Ramadan in advance.
Today I am going to share some tips to prepare for the Ramadan. These tips will help you to avail the more blessings of this Holy Month.
Reconciliation with Family and Friends
If someone from your family or friends are angry with you or cutoff from you, go to him and try to reconcile with him. Islam strongly discourages this, It will be a good idea to reconcile and apologize to those who are angry with us due to our bad behavior or other things.
Zakat and Charity
Everyone try to give his Zakah in the month of Ramadan because of the 70 time reward. This is very good thing. But do some charity before the Ramadan to your poor friends and relatives so that they could be able to buy items for fasting before Ramadan.
Learn About Ramadan
Do some research or meet some Islamic Scholar to know what you can do in Ramadan to get as much Blessing of Allah as you can. Learn about Tarweeh, Tahjud and Nawafils. Keep Fasting for couple of days in month of Shaban as a Sunnah of Holy Prophet ﷺ. Recite some verses of Holy Quran daily.
Quit Smoking and other Addictions
Smoking and other addiction are not only harmful for your health but also a loss of money. Ramadan is usually tough for those who are addicted of smoking. This is the time for him to reduce this bad habit gradually. So in the Holy Month of Ramadan, you will not have any problem in Fasting and also less smoking will be better for your health.
Also make promise in this Ramadan with Allah and your love ones that you will stop smoking and other addictions. InShaAllah
Consult with Your Doctor
Allah ﷻ is very Merciful. He gives us the relaxation in fasting if we are patient or Traveler. We can complete our remaining fast once we will be healthy or reached our destination after the month of Ramadan.
However if you are suffering from some diseases like diabetes, blood pressure or any other medical issue and you want to fast in the month of Ramadan. You must consult with your doctor so you can spend the Holy month with full of health.
If you are suffering from diabetes, blood pressure or any other medical issue Consult your doctor ASAP. This will keep you healthy while fasting.
Shopping for Ramadan And Eid
Each and Every minute of Ramadan is very precious and important. We receive 70 time reward of a good deed. This is a the biggest of offer in this world for Muslims. Last 10 days of Ramadan are specially very important because there is one Night which is better than 1000 months.
Unfortunately most of people spend a lot of time in shopping for Ramadan and specially in the last 10 days for Eid shopping. Please don’t do this. Complete your shopping before the Ramadan so you can avail full blessing of the Holy Month.
O’ Allah ﷻ , Please help us in the month of Ramadan. Make it easy for us, accept our efforts and give us Your Blessings in this world and the life after. Ameen