We are in Ramadan, a period of prayer, fasting, worship, and reflection. The following few suggestions can help us make the most of our prayers and fasts during this holy month of Ramadan.
Establishing a routine will not only help your body accommodate the sudden change in meal times but you can also avoid being late for prayer, ensure that you have adequate time for Quran, du'a, or reading, and make time for your interests or soothing pursuits that will keep your mind sharp.
Knowing that the Holy Quran was revealed during this month is very encouraging; try to ensure you're reading from the Quran at least once daily. The holy words will help and guide you.
Listening to the Quran while doing other things throughout the long hours of fasting is one method to make the most of your time spent in worship and fasting. This can keep you concentrated on Allah and prevent you from becoming irritable or distracted by hunger-related thoughts.
Setting your intentions will strengthen your resolve. This may help you feel more inspired and spiritual for the remainder of the day. Express gratitude to Allah and clear your mind to focus on the blessed period of Ramadan.
After dates and water, try to break your fast with easy things like soup, fresh fruit, or vegetables. Fried foods and foods that are high in carbohydrates will be difficult for your body to process after a long period of fasting so eat mindfully.
Hydration is key. Drink plenty of water, but keep in mind that you can also get water from other foods and beverages, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, clean soups, herbal teas, and fresh juices.
During this holy month, pray to Allah, converse with Allah, and worship Allah in any way that is sincere and true to you. The fasting and daily prayers will naturally result from true love for Allah, so keep in mind that the most crucial thing is to always keep Allah close.
We wish you a blessed Ramadan!