Are you going to be super busy this Ramadan? Worried that you won’t be able to make it to taraweeh regularly? Well, we got you! Try to incorporate these 7 things in your daily routine throughout the month to make this Ramadan your best ever.
1. Give a Little (or a lot) Every Day!
The Prophet said, “The most beloved of deeds to Allah are those that are more consistent, even if it is small”. [Bukhari]
Join the LaunchGood Ramadan Challenge to give every day, even if it’s just $1.
LaunchGood will send you 1 crowdfunding campaign every day in Ramadan by an Incredible Muslim from around the world. It could be the next cool Quran App, an interactive children’s book, a humanitarian relief project, a new Muslim startup, and more. Then you get to support it by giving as little as a dollar! Through this challenge, LaunchGood is trying to revive the tradition of giving consistently, however small it maybe.
2. Launch a Social Project
Launch a social project this Ramadan. Start a weekly half an hour to an hour halaqa at your mosque, once a week arrange an iftar for a few of your neighbors, visit the elderly or sick with a few of your friends or make it a family trip and include your kids!
So start a social project, however small it maybe and involve your friends and family.
Check out this Do More Good This Ramadan Webinar to get more ideas!
3. Make Istighfar
“If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah ), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.” [Abu Dawud]
Just say astaghfirullah while doing your daily chores; driving to work, late night workout sessions, or when making iftar.
4. Pray on Time
No matter which part of the world you are from this Ramadan is going to be relatively longer than past ones!
Long gaps between prayers lead to major procrastination so make sure to pray on time. Take out 5 minutes from your busy schedule and get your fard prayers done on time.
A man asked Prophet Muhammad “What kinds of deeds are best in the sight of God?” He replied, “To pray on time.” [Sahih Bukhari]
5. Plan, plan, and plan some more
Ramadan is just around the corner, get out your planning books and start planning now. Get your groceries done, start a meal plan (let’s stop making iftars for 4 hours), get your eid shopping done, set goals, and plan out your days.
If you have everything planned before, it will be easier for you to follow through during the day. Even if you do it the night before make sure you do it!
6. Focus on just one goal
Often we feel overwhelmed by the amount of changes we want to make throughout the month. What we so easily forget is that a productive Ramadan isn’t about quantity, it’s about quality of change. You might read this, go headstrong into the first week of Ramadan, and think you can tack on 2-3 more habits break or changes to make, but that’s where the problems arise. Soon, your Ramadan checkboxes look just like everyone else’s New Year’s Resolutions; unchecked and incomplete.
By focusing on one single change, you give yourself more space to reconnect and you prove to yourself that you can do more good in just one month. All those other goals you wanted to accomplish? Pick one for each month afterwards with the focus you were able to create during Ramadan and continue building your momentum.
7. Don’t pass out after Fajr
After you’ve had a nice, balanced suhoor and begun your fast with Fajr, you might think it’s a great time for a nap. Though the sun isn’t quite up, you’ve got lots of energy to get your most difficult tasks of the day done before they start to drag on. Whether it’s the report you need to finish, the textbook you need to take notes on, or the room you need to vacuum, use that post-Fajr vibe to fill your day with light before you take a midday nap.
What are your simple tasks for busy Ramadan days? Share with us in the comments