Ramadan – a month of fasting, worshipping, praying, and a lot more. A month of spiritual rejuvenation, a time when Muslims across the world prioritize what they need to prioritize – the Hereafter. Since the time of the Sahabbas, Muslims have been preparing early for Ramadan. If you are not sure how this can be done, we’ve got some handy tips to get your going! Here’s summarizing 6 ways to prepare for Ramadan
6 ways to prepare for Ramadan
Make voluntary fasts
At the onset of Ramadan, your body can feel very dizzy and tired as it adapts to your new routine. This tiredness can stop you from making high levels of worship. So adapt your body by making voluntary fasts. However, do not overdo it. Do not fast daily before Ramadan. Your body needs strength and nourishment to make the most of Ramadan too!
Get into healthy eating habits. Drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut down the junk and caffeine – all before Ramadan. This will make it easier to adapt to the suhoor to iftar routine in Ramadan. Cutting down on any excess food and snacks will also help you a great deal in adapting to Ramadan.
Smoking is never a good habit. However, if you are a conscious smoker, quit it before Ramadan. Smoking is an addiction and it can be very hard to give up. If you quit beforehand, you will not find it hard not to smoke during Ramadan. And hopefully, with the spiritual cleansing of Ramadan, you’ll be able to quit this habit for good.
Adapt your sleeping patterns
Your sleep patterns will be completely different in Ramadan. You’ll have to wake up before dawn and sleep early. So one month before Ramadan is a good time to change your sleeping pattern. Try to wake up for Tahajjud every day and sleep soon after Isha.
Recite the Qur’an more often
Pick up your Quran recitation before Ramadan. By the time it reaches, you will have developed a habit of reading the Quran and your heart would have been connected to it.
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