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Set Yourself These Goals This Ramadan

Ramadan is a great time to break old habits and start anew. It brings awareness to us about those who are less fortunate, and it makes us value our lives.

Be Moderate In Eating And Drinking – Muslims fast in the month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. However, after the fast is over, they are all too keen to stuff themselves with as much food as possible; this habit is all too common, and this is not what Ramadan is all about. The point behind fasting is to learn self-control, so make sure you eat and drink moderately and fulfil the Islamic obligation of filling two-thirds of your stomach.

Give Money To Charity – This is a big one! Donating to charity is mandatory for every able Muslim who can do so. The holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) preached this act and himself practised it whenever he could. He was generous throughout his life, even more so in the month of Ramadan. Make an effort to gain Allah’s (SWT) blessings by giving to those who need help. Start from your own neighbourhood or community and then expand outwards. If you have any particular charities in mind, by all means, pledge to them. Give whatever you are capable of not only in the month of Ramadan but throughout the whole year from what you earn. 

Go For Tarawih – It’s disappointing to see people miss out on this important practice in Ramadan. The Tarawih prayers start after Isha prayers and go on for a few hours at the most. Many people neglect them or only pray for a portion of them. Make sure that you go for the Tarawih prayers in order to reap the most amount of benefit from Ramadan this month.

Donate Your Zakat – Paying Zakat is not a habit. It is an important task deemed compulsory by Allah (SWT). For the most part, people pay their Zakat to their local mosques or community centres, which in turn use these funds for the betterment of the Muslim Ummah. Another way to go about it would be to donate your Zakat to a charity organisation. Muslim Aid is actively involved in dozens of campaigns working in isolated and remote areas of the world where people are lacking the basic necessities for survival. Making a donation to their cause would not only change the lives of people but can also be a salvation for your soul. People pay their Zakat every year before Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. This time around, donate it to a good cause, such as a relief aid charity.

Read The Qur’an Daily – A good Muslim should aim to read the Qur’an in its entirety during Ramadan. Set aside a dedicated time just for that. If you do not get much time to read, then simply read it for five to ten minutes every day, as much as you possibly can.

Let Muslim Aid Help You Achieve Your Ramadan Goals

We hope people will try these goals this coming Ramadan because the Muslim Ummah demands them. So many Muslims are not going to be celebrating Ramadan with loved ones. Rather, they will be praying Tarawih in refugee camps. Let’s keep them in our thoughts and prayers, and let’s work together to become better Muslims by following the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and donating to charity to assist our Muslim brothers and sisters.

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