The holy month of Ramadan brings an enlightening experience for all Muslims. There are countless rewards and will and determination play a significant role in this month. Muslims seek repentance for past sins and guidance for the future; they spend their days in a state of fasting and their nights in the form of meditation. However, managing daily life, such as work, family, and Ramadan activities, can be daunting for some. Today’s post will highlight a few ways to improve your Ramadan experience.
Time management helps to ensure you make the most of Ramadan, so it might be worth making a timetable of your daily routine and filling in the daily Ramadan activities such as Tarawih, Iftar and Suhoor. These activities are time-bound, meaning they must be concluded at the right time. For example, Tarawih is a two-hour prayer service and Iftar and Suhoor are fast-breaking and fast-opening times, meaning they must be precise. Some people find removing unneeded activities from their routine for this month useful.
Witr prayers are performed after Tarawih during Ramadan. Some people choose to perform Witr prayers at home after midnight and while there is nothing wrong with that, performing Witr prayers in a mosque along with fellow Muslims has its own spiritual enhancements. The dua (prayer) that concludes Witr prayers is performed by the Imam and is emotional, inspirational, and motivational.
Staying overnight at the masjid is one of the best ways to enrich your Ramadan experience. Due to work constraints, people usually do this on the weekends unless they are performing Aitekaaf. Staying in a mosque overnight will surround you with like-minded individuals with similar goals; however, if you wish to perform Aitekaaf, staying at a mosque for 10 years is a requirement.
The last nights of Ramadan carry immense significance in Islam. They carry with them the Night of Power, more commonly known as Lailat-ul-Qadr. Muslims sacrifice their sleep in order to capture the blessings of the night.
Donating to a relief aid organisation or your favourite charity will ensure that they fulfil their objectives, and you have the comfort of doing your part to strengthen the Muslim community. There are a number of charitable organisations you can donate to, and we here at Muslim Aid have many projects that need your help.
We hope the above tips will help to improve your Ramadan experience this year! For more information on this subject, please read through our blog for more details, or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today through our Contact Us page.