How To Get Spiritually Ready This Ramadan
Ramadan will always be there, will we?
1. Your environment
A) Declutter and clean your home to welcome the special month
B) Complete all important tasks that will distract you during ramadan, like:
Meal Planning - This saves so much time, money, food wastage and unwanted stress!
Gift Shopping (including Eid clothes!) Write down everything you need including budget. Start shopping now to avoid wasting os much time during Ramadan. Read our 'Sustainable Giving' post for gift ideas!
Business / work tasks - Plan your social media posts now and complete blogs etc.Delete apps that will be a distraction for you.
C) Decorate with the kids - Let them learn about this month through decorating and crafting. Craft it up this Ramadan and Eid is currently on SALE!
D) Complete any obligatory fasts owing. Mondays and Thursdays can be a great start. Have a fasting buddy if it's too hard. Download Modest Munchies Missed Fast Tracker to help you!
3. Give your soul some TLC
E) Ramadan is no excuse to slouch around! Stay fit and healthy with Amanah Fitness. This brilliant website covers EVERYTHING you need for a healthier Ramadan.
F) If you don't pray on time establish the habit now! Make dua! Go to sleep earlier to wake up for Fajr. Prepare your prayer environment and try to have wudu before prayer times.
G) Read Qu'ran daily (even if it's just an ayah or a page). Write down a what you'd like to accomplish during Ramadan. This can be memorising a new surah or learning an ayah a day. Whatever it is have a plan and stick to it. Find a Qur'an buddy who will check up on your progress.
H) Prepare your dua list and learn about the etiquette of making dua.
I) Get yourself a Ramadan Journal - Emaanboost has a great Ramadan Journal. It’s simplified and covers everything!
J) Start forgiving those who have wronged you and ask for forgiveness from those you have wronged.
Alhamdulillah, I'm sure there are a lot more tips I haven't covered, so please list them below :)