5 Ways to Make Ramadan Special | Christal Joan

Bismillahir rahmanir rahmeen

First and foremost Ramadan Mubarak to you all. I pray Allah swt makes it easy for all of you, accepts your fasts and good deeds and makes it a means for you to reach jannatul firdous, Ameen.

Ramadan is a beautiful time, the most special month out of the 12 Allah swt has blessed us with alhamdulillah. As Muslims we should try to  make an extra special effort to make this month exceptionally special for ourselves.

So here are 5 ways you can make Ramadan special this year.

FEED THE POOR

What better time to take care of your fellow brothers and sisters than to feed the poor! This doesn’t have to be a big extravagant act but something simple and private like donating food to a shelter or packing up your leftover iftar and handing it out to homeless people in your town/ city centre. Even your own neighbour may benefit from a simple act such as sharing a meal. This is something that you can start in Ramadan and hopefully, inshaAllah, carry on doing throughout the year even if it’s just once a month.

REMEMBER YOUR BLESSINGS

Yes you’re not eating or drinking anything for 15+ hours but how many people do that every day and don’t complain? Food is a blessing, water is a blessing, LIFE is a blessing alhamdulillah! Ramadan is the month in which the shaytaan is locked up and the gates of jannah are flung open. As a Muslim this should be a constant reminder of the mercy of Allah and His willingness to give us chance after chance to reach jannah.

 

SHARE FOOD WITH FRIENDS

I remember my first Ramadan, it was a very special time as I really appreciated how fortunate I was to have friends (and family) to break my fast with. Unfortunately, for some reverts, this is not a regular occurrence and the first few Ramadans can be a lonely experience. Alhamdulillah, I live in a city that host a number of iftars for reverts which offer a perfect opportunity to meet new people.

 

REFLECT ON YOURSELF

You’ve made it to another Ramadan, alhamdulillah and now it’s time to reflect. What were you like last year? What goals didn’t you get to achieve? What would you like to improve?

Take account of yourself before you are taken into account and weigh your deeds yourself before it is weighed – Umar ibn Al-Khattab (ra)

There are many ways you can track your goals either using certain apps or on simple paper and pen (I’m kind of old school like that). Whether it’s during the long days or short nights, find time to reflect as there are many benefits to reflection in Islam.

RENEW YOUR INTENTIONS EVERYDAY

This is something we should be doing inside of and outside of Ramadan, but why not start in this blessed month?

Actions are but by their intentions: we all know this hadith from Imam An-Nawawi’s famous 40 ahadith. If you do something intending good for the sake of Allah swt, He will reward you with good and He is how you think of Him.

Why are you fasting? What are the rewards for fasting? Who provides the reward for fasting? Just some questions we can ask ourselves during this month.

 

How are you making Ramadan special? Leave a comment below so we can share ideas!

ChristalBlogs x

6 thoughts on “5 Ways to Make Ramadan Special | Christal Joan

  1. Fatty Babs says:

    Salam,
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  2. Léanie Foot says:

    I can so relate to this there are many people that have to go to bed without having eaten anything during the simply because the food are just too expensive for many people that have to survive on Goverment pension it doesn’t even provide them enough money to purchase food for the month. . Many people just think people that live on the streets have it hard there are others that live in houses too, but there don’t want to advertise that they haven’t eaten all day.

    • ChristalBlogs says:

      That is so true. So many of our elderly and small families are struggling right now despite working to earn a living it’s so sad. May Allah swt make it easy for them. Ameen.

  3. chasano says:

    woohoo, thanks for this post :’) i suggest reading the Quran is what makes Ramadan 100000x times even more special!

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