Ramandan: Tips to Making The Most of the Holy Month
*Pray! (the obligatory and voluntary prayers)
*Try to pray on time and extra
*Read the Quran
-Just 4 pages (about 6 minutes) after every prayer and the Quran can be completed in 30 days
*Listen to it in the car instead of music
*Avoid sins (even the simple ones like listening to music, swearing, lying, ect.)
-This should be year round…but we all make mistakes
*Remember to make dua.
-‘Three men whose dua is never rejected (by Allah) are: when a fasting person breaks fast, the just ruler and the one who is oppressed.’[Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi - Hasan]
*Say “astagfirullah” as much as possible.
-Whoever says “SubhanAllah wa bihamdihi” a hundred times during the day, his sins are wiped away, even if they are like the foam of the sea. [Sahih al-Bukhari; #7:168, Sahih Muslim; #4:2071]
*Volunteer in the community
-like a soup kitchen (great for the sisters when they can’t fast)
*If you have wronged someone, ask forgiveness from both Allah and the person who you hurt.
*Whoever fasts in Ramadan in good faith with hopes to gain Allah’s blessing will have all his past sins forgiven (Al-Bukhari)
*Take time and reflect on your daily actions and pick something that you could improve, not just during Ramadan, but the rest of the year.
-Worship Allah, not just during Ramadan
*Spend some time reading Hadith
*Strive for His forgiveness and mercy. With all of your heart, commit to becoming closer to Allah. He put you on this Earth, and He will take you away. Without Him you are nothing.