Ramadan is less than a week away, whats our preparation for it?
The blessed 30 days of Mercy from Allah (SWT) are on the way, how are we going to spend it?
The Sahabas prepared for it 6 months in advance, whats our preparation?
Are the list of Dua’s ready? The things to do list? How to productively spend each day?
Are we waiting for the eve of Ramadan to begin something of the sort?
Let’s remind ourselves that this may be the last Ramadan for many of us so let’s spend it wisely and clear our logbooks and better our relationships with our Creator Insha'Allah.
As the blessed month of Ramadan approaches, it is time to warm up and get ready. Reading the Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) hadiths about Ramadan and its blessings cleans the believers’ souls and makes them more eager to enjoy the exceptionally spiritual, soul-nourishing experience of Ramadan.
Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
Every action a son of Adam does shall be multiplied—a good action by ten times its value, up to 700 times. Allah says: With the exception of fasting, which belongs to Me, and I reward it accordingly. For, one abandons his desire and food for My sake.
There are two occasions of joy for a fasting person: one when he breaks his fast, and the other when he meets his Lord, and the (bad) breath (of a fasting person) is better in the sight of Allah than the fragrance of musk. (Al-Bukhari)
Method: Read 4 pages of the Qur’an after every salah
5 prayers x 4 pages = 20 pages
20 pages = 1 juz
1 juz x 30= The Entire Qur’an
So many Muslims have passed away since last month, even just yesterday. So many people have not made it to Ramadan this year. Last year was their very last Ramadan. Will you make it through this Ramadan? Will this be your last Ramadan?
Aim to strive this Ramadan. With a very small amount of effort, such as just making a small intention or adding a few extra acts of worship, we pray that Allah will help our hearts soften and honor us with making it easy to turn to Him and open up to Him.
NOTE: You can add Tahajjud Salah as a bonus and read some Qur’an after that too.