as salam alaykum all my muslim brothers and sisters.
since ramadan is approaching soon.. we all are very excited for our eid outfits and delicious iftaris we get during ramadan, also who can not think about those amazing iftar parties we get or host during the month.. But if someone ask us that how we have prepared ourself for ramadan then what will we say? apart from excitement have we thought how will we spend the holy month and how will we improve ourselves in a better way ?? No?? So here i’m going to share SOME WAYS TO PREPARE OURSELVES FOR RAMADAN
1. Fast Voluntarily:
This month—Shabaan—is the prime time to start fasting those extra fasts or making up your missed fasts from last Ramadan. The Prophet said, “(Allah said), ‘Every good deed of Adam’s son is for him except fasting; it is for Me, and I shall reward (the fasting person) for it.’ Verily, the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better to Allah than the smell of musk.” (Bukhari)
2. Recite and Reflect Upon the Qur’an:
Start now to reflect on portions of the Qur’an to get closer to Allah and understand your responsibilities. Every single time you read the Qur’an, you will uncover more depths of meaning and benefit in this world and the hereafter.
3. Follow the Sunnah and Pray Extra Prayers:
Learn more about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and follow him by emulating his actions.
“Say, [Oh Muhammad], If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Qur’an 3:31)
4. Repent and Make Dua’a:
We all make mistakes, but alhamdulilah we can always repent.
5. Give Charity:
This world can only be a better place if we help each other. In return, Allah rewards us in both worlds.
6. Improve Your Character:
Everyone can be a little bit more kind and work on different aspects of their character.
7. Eat Healthy and Moderately:
With less time to eat in Ramadan, we really need to pay attention to what we eat. Now is the best time to research the nutritious value of the food we eat. While we fast, the food we eat before we start our fast or to break our fast needs to provide the optimal energy so we can accomplish our daily tasks and increase our worship.