Ramadan Series - 5 Things To Do Before Ramadan Kareem.
Ramadan is coming and we have done so little.
I am starting a Ramadan series that will help both, you and I, to do better during this month and hopefully keep on doing the good for the rest of the year too.
Below are a few tips to prepare for Ramadan before hand so that we have more time for prayer and connect with Allah, rather than prepare for food all day and laze around.
- Prepare everything beforehand.
- Read the Quran.
Now, there have been lots of pictures circulating around, stating how to complete the Quran in 30 days. No. Just no. Although it is advisable to complete the Quran during Ramadan but its not necessary. Reading the Quran is about understanding what you are actually reading. Take each Surah by day, maybe two and make an effort to read the meaning! Understand the meaning of the Surah, reflect upon it and slowly take it in your stride. Get a Quran that has translation side by side and after completing each Surah, read the translation. Reference it with Ahadiths if something intrigues you. If you are always on the go, download Muslim Pro to your smart phone. This application has everything you need. Salah timings, Quran with translation, Zakat calculator, Qibla directions and other helpful things. Start reading the Quran before Ramadan starts and set a time for reading the Quran so you know your routine well enough to continue it through Ramadan and later on too.
- Prepare your kids for Ramadan.
- Let go of all your negative thoughts.
- Set your routine at least 10 days before Ramadan.