Apr 27 , 2021
Ramadan is always a good time to engage with our inner selves and with our Creator . At the end of the blissful month, it's not about how nice our new clothes are, or how much we cook for Eid, but the good deeds that we do will help us to be better people. Before the holy month arrives, establish your intentions and here are 10 things to do during Ramadan that'll reap rewards.
🌸 1. Prepare a meal for your loved ones
Zayd ibn Khaalid al-Juhani said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever gives iftar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.” Sahih At-Tirmidhi. Take this as a chance to bond with your family members too!
🌸 2. Recite and internalize the Quran on a daily basis
For many individuals, it is easy to read the Quran. But most of the time, we often overlook internalizing the meaning of the Quran and inculcate its teachings in our daily lives. Ramadan is also known as the month of the Quran so what better way to celebrate this beautiful month than to recite it every day? You are also rewarded for every Arabic letter that you recite.
🌸 3. Perform Sunnah prayers
Another way to feel accomplished during Ramadan is knowing that you’ve attempted to perform your non-obligatory prayers before or after your Fardhu prayers. In a month full of blessings, the 2 to 20 rakaat Sunnah prayers that you perform might be the gateway to receive from Allah whatever your heart is yearning for.
🌸 4.Give extra charity
Apart from the obligatory zakat, we are also encouraged to give extra charity during the blessed month of Ramadan. Charity does not necessarily mean for saking monetary means, even helping your parents to cook or donating your old clothes to the one who needs it more is also a part of charity. Even smiling at a stranger is also a charity! Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every good deed is charity. Verily, it is a good deed to meet your brother with a cheerful face, and to pour what is left from your bucket into the vessel of your brother.”
🌸 5. Increase your remembrance of Allah
Start off and end Ramadan by remembering why you chose to fast in the first in the place, and it’s all because of Allah S.W.T. During this holy month of Ramadan, it is essential to increase your remembrance of Allah by doing simple things such as zikr or setting your intentions right.
🌸 6. Spend your day solely in remembrance of Allah.
Find a quiet place (your room, the masjid, sitting under a tree, etc.) and remember Allah and all He has done for you.
“So remember Me, and I shall remember you; and be grateful unto Me, and deny Me not.” — The Holy Qur’an [2:152]
🌸 7. Share your knowledge!
Each day we learn something good or some new deed. If we share this with others, we will get the same reward.
“Whoever guides [another] to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
🌸 8. Forgive others and, most importantly, yourself.
It may be incredibly difficult, but the reward is immense. After all, “do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? (The Holy Qur’an [24:22]). If your Lord could forgive you for your previous sins, forgive yourself. It will take so much off of your shoulders.
“Whoever does not show mercy will not be shown mercy.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
🌸 9. Go one day without complaining.
“I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allah.” — The Holy Qur’an [12:86]
🌸 10. Learn one name of Allah and invoke Him with it.
Al-Asma-ul-Husna are the 99 Most Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah.
“Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Time is always the best gift that you can offer to someone. Hence, volunteering does not stop in Ramadan. In fact, it should fuel you to do your best when offering assistance to anyone.
There are many ways that you can do to make Ramadan 2021 more meaningful, so let's try to make the best out of this month as much as possible. Ramadan Mubarak everyone!