In our last post, we looked at some of the basic tips for anyone that’s looking to fast. For those that are struggling to adjust to the fasts, we hope this will help you out inshaAllah.
Today, we’re sharing some more tips as we continue our segment on tips for the month of Ramadan.
6. Whether you work/study/look after the house/children, try to plan your day to fit in when you will pray, recite/study the Quran and sleep. A Ramadhan planner can help with this
7. Make your plan realistic and achievable
8. Getting enough sleep will help you to focus on your salah, keep you going strong during the day and help you stay awake for night prayers if you’re able to
9. Take short naps during the day if possible. This will help give you a boost of energy
10. Keep yourself busy. It’ll make your day go quicker and keep your mind off being hungry
11. Plan how many pages of the Quran you’d like to read per day and try to stick to it. If you can’t read Arabic yet, schedule in any Quran lessons that are available. You can read the translation of the Quran in the meantime. Use this month to truly connect with the Quran. It was in the month of Ramadhan that the Quran was revealed so to understand it as much as you can
12. Pray each salah on time. Use apps that’ll help you remember the prayer times
13. Be consistent, even if the deeds are small each day
14. Listen to Islamic talks and read books that will increase your knowledge in Islam
15. To open your fast, wait till Magrib time. As soon as it’s Magrib, open your fast with dates and water. It is highly recommended to ask duahs just before you open your fast. Then pray Magrib and continue with your meal
In our next post, we’ll finish off looking at tips for the fasts and things you should avoid…