Ramadan is a period when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and it is just a few days away. Many Islamic faithful in Nigeria and the world over are already prepared to fast for 29 or 30 days. The rewards of the month are unlimited, especially if you follow the tenets of fasting. It is, therefore, important for you to get the best out of it:
Recite the Qur’an
Ramadan is tagged as the month of the Qur’an because it is when the Muslim holy book was revealed to the Prophet in piecemeal. So, you are encouraged to recite the Qur’an as many times as possible. If you cannot read the Arabic version, there is the English version.
Lower your gaze
Lusting over women is highly prohibited during fasting. Undressing a woman with your eyes will only nullify your fast and your efforts will be futile. The best way to avoid this is to lower your gaze.
Observe both compulsory and obligatory prayers
Praying five times daily is the most important pillar of Islam. You are scarcely a Muslim if you do not pray. Even if you have not been praying before Ramadan, try as much as possible to pray during Ramadan. Not only the compulsory prayer but also the obligatory prayer. Also, make efforts to wake up in the midnight to pray.
Do not forget to make requests and ask for whatever you want especially after breaking your fast and observing salat (praying).
There is nothing like giving to the needy and the poor. So, take advantage of the month to give.
Use social media to your advantage
You can use social media to share Islamic and Ramadan messages. However, do not overdo it.
Attend or listen to lectures
There are so many lectures that will be organised by different Islamic organisations. during fasting. Look for a good one to attend.
Abdicate your bad habits
Ramadan is an opportunity for you to abdicate habits such as smoking, drinking and others. We know it is difficult but make a decision to quit.
Go for I’tikaf if you can
Ramadan is divided in 3-the first 10, Second 10 and the 3rd 10. The last 10 is when you go for I’tikaf. You are highly encouraged to go for I’tikaf (if you can) at a mosque where they have good toilet facilities. The rewards are bountiful.