“The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.”
As we near the halfway mark of the month of Ramadan, has your ‘month of fasting’ gone just as you expected it would? Or have you faced unexpected trials and setbacks that have made your Ramadan unexpectedly difficult?
There is still PLENTY of time to restore your intentions this Ramadan to make the most of every remaining minute and second. It is never too late to refocus your efforts and strive for success this Ramadan!
Have you found yourself falling asleep earlier than usual during the Ramadan nights? The nights of Ramadan are blessed. Restore your Ramadan routine so that you can stay awake longer to perform the Taraweeh prayers and other acts of worship. You can do this by taking a short nap during the day to keep your energy levels up for nightly worship. Ramadan will be gone before you know it, make the most of your worship!
The breaking of the fast is the ideal time to rev up your engines with healthful food choices that are light and low in calories. If you fill up on heavy carbs and sugary sweets, you will struggle with the drowsiness and a general feeling of lethargy. Lean meats, grains and vegetables have everything you need to nourish your body and fuel up for those precious Ramadan nights of worship. Restore your Ramadan menu and reap the benefits of increased energy and focus!
You may have started the month of Ramadan with a commitment to read the Quran daily, only to have come up short when life got in the way. Restore your original commitment! There simply is no other book that can light up your life and illuminate your faith like the Noble Quran. Read a portion as often as you can for the remaining days of Ramadan. If you need help with memorization or Tajweed, join the Global Quran Memorization Center today!
There are countless ways to restore your Ramadan and benefit from the beauty of this most auspicious month. Be mindful and thoughtful of all the things that are pulling you away from worship and recommit your efforts to limit those distractions so you can optimize your Ramadan.