The blessed month of Ramadan is going on. We all are aware of the virtues and blessings of this holy month. We shouldn’t waste a single moment in these 30 days full of rewards, dedications and blessings. Most of the people make a list of things to do in holy month of Ramadan. In this article we are going to discuss 5 best things to do during Ramadan.
Holy month of Ramadan is the month of Quran. Recitation of Quran in this month should be on the top of adoptable things. We should schedule Quran recitation twice in a day. The best time for Quran recitation during Ramadan is right after ‘suhur’ and Fajjar prayer. The second best time is before breaking your fast.
The purpose of fasting is to achieve ‘Taqwa’ and having faith in Allah Almighty. During fast, reading Quran can be best source of it. There are a lot of spiritual and physical benefits of reading Quran. But reciting with understanding can bring a great change in every aspect of your life.
Reading Quran with translation and ‘Tafsir’ will encourage you to keep on doing good deeds even after the holy month of Ramadan.
Be Punctual in Your Prayers
Saying prayer in congregation is best preparation to do in the whole month of Ramadan. It can bring punctuality and regulation in your life. As the ‘Moazan’ calls for prayer, we should leave our worldly practices and go to mosque to say our prayer in assemblage.
Salah or saying prayer is the best Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH. This act of worships gives us spiritual peace. This Ramadan make a resolution for congregational prayers. The practice of one month will regulate you to keep it up even after Ramadan.
Prophet Muhammad PBUH never skipped a prayer even in his sickness. We should also follow his teachings. Apart from obligatory prayers, we should also go for supplementary prayers e.g. Salat Tasbih, Salat Trawih, Salat Tobah and Salat Hajaat.
Strengthen your Habit of Dhikr
Fasting is the progression towards our physical and spiritual purification. During fast we should develop our habit to be connected with Allah Almighty all the time. Dhikr is the best way to remember Allah.
Recalling beautiful names of Allah, reciting Durood on Prophet PBUH and ‘Astaghfar’ are the best ‘Adhkar’ to do in the whole month of Ramadan.
Allah SWT says in Quran,
فَٱذْكُرُونِىٓ أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَٱشْكُرُوا۟ لِى وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ ١٥٢
“So, remember me, and I will remember you, and be thankful to me, and be not ungrateful to me”
Al-Quran 2: 152
Organize Mutual Dining
Ramadan is not only the month of individual religious practices. Rather we can be more socialize during this month. We can make a community to continue our good deeds in a mutual form.
For this purpose, mutual Suhur and iftar dinners, Eid prayers and Eid parties can provide us best forums. We can work in a team to be practical Muslims.
Give Extra Charity And Zakat
Zakat is the fourth most significant pillar of Islam. Apart from this obligatory charity, we are fortified to give more help and assistance to the poor and needy people. There is a great reward for those who present something to a fasting person to break his/her fast.
Therefore in the holy month of Ramadan we should develop our habit of giving charity. Charity is not only paying money but there are a lot of form of it. Prophet PBUH said once,
“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 vessel of your brother”.
The month of Ramadan is a time to purify your heart and soul. It is the best time to maintain your good habits and to leave your bad deeds forever. The blessed month can be a source of your forgiveness from Allah Almighty. This is the best time to ask for forgiveness and repentance from Him. May this Ramadan our good deeds become a source of our closeness to Allah SWT. May He give us courage to stick upon our resolutions of this Ramadan. Ameen