A Quick preparation guide for RAMADHAN
1.. Start reading Quran daily after Salat al-Fajr.
2.. Spend some time listening to recitations from the Quran.
3.. Train yourself to go to bed early so that you can wake up for Salat al-Fajr.
4.. Keep yourself in a state of Wudu (Ablution) most of the time.
5.. Evaluate yourself daily before going to bed.
6.. Thank Allah for good deeds, and repent to Him for your mistakes and sins.
7.. Start giving Sadaqah daily , no matter how little. Make it a habit like eating and d drinking.
8.. Find time to pray extras, such as Nafals andTahajjud prayers . Apply in conjunction with point 3 above.
9.. Spend more time reading Islamic books, especially the Quran, Hadith, and Fiqh. 10. Find time to help others with your wisdom, knowledge and other talents. 11. Try to write articles on Islam for Muslims as well as for non-Muslims.
12. Associate with Muslim scholars / ulama and other pious people so that you may learn from them.
13. Train yourself to do good, render free service to others to seek the pleasure of Allah.
And don’t forget,,try this at home,,
1.. Avoid/reduce watching TV ; instead spend more time reading the Quran and other Islamic literature.
2.. Avoid looking at unlawful pictures, whether magazines, departmental store catalogs or otherwise.
3.. Spend free time in Masjid , Islamic organizations and make that a daily habit.
4 . If you smoke, try to reduce daily usage and cut it down for good; otherwise Ramadan will be very difficult for you to observe.
5 . If you have friends who do not practice the teachings of Islam, try to avoid socializing with them.
6 . If you travel a lot on business, try to do more local business, so you can be closer to your family and community.
7 . If you are used to staying up till midnight, try to go to bed earlier, so that you will be able to wake up early for Salat al-Fajr and Tahajjud prayers as well.
To prepare ourselves before the month of Ramadan arrives is far better than waiting till it comes. To prepare ourselves for anything in life is a sign of wisdom and maturity. No one is assured of living one day more; tomorrow may not come. So hurry and benefit from blessings and rewards from Allah.
Remember: ” Time is not money or gold; it is life itself and is limited. You must begin to appreciate every moment of your life and always strive to make the best use of it.”
MAY ALLAH HELP US ALL IN OUR EFFORT TO EARN THE MAXIMUM DURING THIS HOLY MONTH SUCH THAT WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE THE DISCIPLINE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.