Ramadan the blessed month is already bidding us farewell, last 10 nights are upon us and some of us are totally lagging behind in achieving our goals. You can still earn the rewards by effectively making a Ramadan daily routine with our tried and tested Ramadan tips.
Ramadan Tips to Make the Most of the Blessed Month
Set Your Priorities
O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.
So, the sole purpose of fasting and Ramazan is to make us righteous and increase our ranks in Taqwa. Make ibadah in Ramazan your priority, shopping, dinners, movies, social media everything can wait. But Ramazan won’t and Allah only knows if we will be alive to avail this opportunity to get countless hasanat next year. The prophet Mohammad peace be upon him said,
Ramadan Tips: Define Your Goals
Set your goals, for instance:
- Completing the Quran
- Doing a certain amount astaghfar or zikar everyday
- Offering nawafil prayers every day
- Charity or maybe sharing iftar with someone
Be realistic with your goals, push yourself hard enough as Rasool Allah, peace upon him did but know your limits.
Allocate Time for Each Activity
Define a time slot for every activity, 2 or 4 rakaat nafil with every fard or before sahoor, reciting the Quran after Fajar or after every Salah, reading or listening to a certain amount of tafseer everyday.
Make a List
Make a to-do list, post it somewhere you can see throughout the day. You can check things out as you complete your daily task, it will motivate you to strive harder.
Ramadan Tips to Save Time
The biggest misconception that we have is, time is short in Ramadan. Yes, the Ramadan routine is tough, but that is because we don’t cut down on time consuming activities like social media. A Ramadan tip to have more time for Ibadah, reduce time spent on needless activities.
Make Time for the Quran
Ramadan is the month of the Quran, So, we should try to make Quran recitation a part of our Ramadan daily routine. At least read it once in the month of Ramadan, better still read it with translation and Tafseer.
Spend Time with Your Family
Don’t forget the importance of family halqa in Ramadan. A great Ramadan tip is to make time to recite Quran and share some knowledge related to Ramadan with your family, a part of your Ramadan daily routine.
Do Not Multitask
The key to manage time effectively is not to multitask, and this Ramadan tip is valid even after Ramadan. Multitasking reduces your productivity to a great extent, so focus on what you are doing and finish it before moving to the next task.
A’ishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) used to strive more in Worship during Ramadan than he strove in any other time of the year.