How To Get Ready For Ramadan
The holy month, full of love, purity, and sincerity, is on the way.
Ma Sha Allah!
Ramadan is coming. We have less than two months for the preparation of Ramadan. It is a blessing of Allah (SWT) that he has gotten us close to something that He loves and is the greatest blessing of Him- the month of Ramadan.
Get ready for Ramadan with us so you can start the blessed month with full devotion, love, true intention, and sincerity.
Sow the seed in the Rajab, water it in the Shaban, and reap the harvest during Ramadan. Make the most of this run-up to the month of Ramadan.
Connect with Quran, practice the fast, prepare for Ramadan according to hadith, make the Ramadan preparation checklist, make dua and practice the fast.
If you don’t pray fives times a day, start praying now. When Ramadan will come after a few days, Alhamdulillah you’ll be used to these things, and you won’t find anything harder.
Dua’a is accepted in Ramadan
Every point is important, but dua is the significant starting point. Make dua and seek the help of Allah (SWT) through Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) way. Indeed, his way is the rightful way.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to recite the following dua.
اَللّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِى رَجَبَ وَ شَعْبَانَ وَ بَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَان
Allahumma barik lana fi Rajab wa Sha’ban wa ballighna Ramadan
“Oh, Allah! Grant us Barakah (Blessing) during (the months of) Rajab and Sha’ban, and allow us to reach Ramadan”.
Recite the dua and get ready for Ramadan.
1- Make Ramadan Preparation Checklist
Start making intentions and plan to get ready for Ramadan
We make a lot of preparation for the wedding or exam session. Even some prepare six months before the event.
Because we regard them as important things. Ramadan is a beautiful gift from Allah (SWT) to the ummah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is significant for every Muslim to observe intentions and plans for Ramadan.
Make a Ramadan preparation checklist. Write do’s and don’ts. List down everything that you regret doing or not doing in the last Ramadan. Address these issues and start observing them before Ramadan. Observe your intentions and list down your plan.
- What you are going to do?
- What efforts are you going to make?
- How would you do them?
- When would you do them?
- How often would you do them??
2- Challenge Yourself During Ramadan
Practice the Do’s and avoid the Don’ts before the Ramadan
Ramadan is not only about fasting. It’s much deeper than that. It’s about sacrificing one’s desire for the sake of Allah, suppressing the wish whether be it of eating or any forbidden thing, understanding the pain of other humans, sharing the valuables, giving charity, thanking Allah for the blessings, and repenting for the sins.
We all think that we’ll stay away from the sins of Ramadan, which we have been doing all year-round. But that’s not the reality, as we get addicted to committing that sin.
For example, if you lie often, you won’t be able to stop yourself from lying in the month of Ramadan too. Likewise, you may find it difficult to pray nafl salat, pray Taraweeh, fast and make extra efforts in Ramadan. The only way to prepare for Ramadan is to practice.
Challenge yourself, make a promise to yourself that you won’t commit the sins from now on. You won’t lie, cheat, hurt someone or miss any of your five obligatory salat.
3- Practice Fasting Before Ramadan
Practice the sunnah fast on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every Islamic month or every Monday and Thursday.
Practice the fast and start fasting in Rajab and Shaban. We all know that the first three days of Ramadan feel so hard. Train yourself with the sunnah fast. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to fast the most in the month of Shaban.
Usamah bin Zaid said: I said:
‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting any month as much as Shaban.’ He said: ‘That is a month to which people do not pay much attention, between Rajab and Ramadan. I am fasting.” (Sunan an-Nasa’i 2357)
If you can’t fast often, you can start with a few days that is sunnah. The Prophet Muhammad
(peace be upon him) used to fast every Monday, Thursday, and13th, 14th, and 15th of every Islamic month.
You’ll receive amazing rewards and will be able to enter Ramadan with more motivation and full preparation.
4- Connect With Quran To Be Ready For Ramadan
What’s the most important preparation you should do before entering the month of Ramadan?
For this, you’ll need to understand that all the worships you do, particularly in Ramadan, requires a clean heart (free from hatred and envy), pure intention (intention to please Allah, not the world), and khushu.
You can attain these qualities through Quran. Quran nourishes the soul, it cleanses the heart and body and strengthens your bond with Allah.
Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan, on the night of Lailat Al-Qadr. Strengthen your connection with the Holy Quran before Ramadan so you can reap the results in the blessed month.
What can be a more beautiful way of celebrating Ramadan than reciting, memorizing, and connecting with the Quran?
Challenge yourself that you’ll start your Quran Journey before Ramadan so you can get closer to Allah and get ready for Ramadan.
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Don’t forget to seek the help of Allah’s SWT. Indeed, He’s the only one merciful.