Ramadan is a blessed month for Muslims to break bad and old habits and start a new lifestyle. This month is an eye opener to amend our lifestyle and to learn positive values that we usually take for granted. It is the time of the year to start rethinking and make the special month the best possible to reshape our heart and soul according to Islam.
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Be Moderate at the Time of Iftar
Once the Iftar time starts,every one of us tries to keep filling our stomach with maximum food and drink till it’s hard to walk out of the dinner table. Unfortunately, it is totally against the true spirit of Ramadan as we are supposed to build self-control in this holy month. Let’s try to shape our lives according to Sunnah while eating: we must fill our appetite with one-third food, one-third drinks and last but not the least one-third of breathing space in the month of Ramadan and throughout the year as well.
Donation and Charity for Poor, Orphans and Needy
Our Holy Prophet PBUH has spent his life being the most generous and used to be more affectionate in the month of Ramadan. Let us open our heart & soul and spend more than what we used to do the rest of the year to bless them in desperate need. It is the intention that counts if even a single penny is spent on the well-being of the humanity in the righteous path.
Avoid Backbiting or Swearing in Ramadan
It seems really disappointing and hard to resist when someone tries to offend us and we can’t just help our self to respond in a negative manner. Whether we utter gruesome words in revenge or start backbiting about someone that offended us from our social circle, but deep down in the heart we all know that this isn’t the right way to tackle the situation Allah has ordered us. In Ramadan, we need to be spirituallystronger and need to wage a war against this bad habit.
Try to Learn 3-4 Surahs
Memorizing the Quran with proper translation seems a difficult task to some of us, but it is easy to attain if you follow to start doing in small bits. As there are four weeks in the month of Ramadan, try to read and learn one Surah for a week. You can start with the short Surah. Once you have aimed to give a start, it will help you to develop interest and you will be keen to read and follow the larger one’s time to time. Following this routine will help you to understand Quran better and turn your lifestyle according to the teachings of Islam.
Forgiveness to Those Who Has Hurt you in the Past
Are you still feeling disturbed from the fight with one of your friends that happened a couple of months ago? Still got a wound of harsh words that your family member said to you during an argument? Or are you still holding the grudge about the way your spouse treated you for a long time? Calm yourself down and let the grudge, panic and anger wipe away from your heart and attain the ultimate goal of forgiveness to the one who sought to hurt you in the past.Or if you owe an apology for the bad deed you have done to someone in the past, you must say sorry to them. Forgiveness is the purest healing and satisfaction of your own soul. Allah has blessed this month of Ramadan for Muslims to forgive their wrongdoings. Shouldn’t we as a Muslim adopt the quality of forgiveness?
How have you made your Goals for this auspicious month of Ramadan? Do share your thoughts and helpful tips to become a better Muslim below.