The challenge when Ramadan and summer coincide is that summer is all about leisure, and Ramadan is about pushing ourselves spiritually. With leisure time and Ramadan at their longest this year, there are still ways we can adjust our schedules to make the most of the blessed month spiritually.
Dr. Taufik Ali Valiante writes, “Ramadan is like a really healthy meal for your brain. A meal that contains all those yummy ketone bodies, habit forming skills, and opportunities to remember Allah.” Find out why and how.
For some youth, Ramadan isn’t that familiar. They might hear about it now and then from the news or from books, but since their homes aren’t as observant of the special month, they too remain unaware. Don’t assume that just because someone is not fully practicing, that they are doing it on purpose.
The only way we can truly make the space necessary for spiritual development this Ramadan is by freeing up our schedule. Dropping the unnecessary and curbing or rescheduling the necessary are among the best ways to to do that. Here are some ideas.
It’s no secret that the prayer lines dwindle considerably after Ramadan, as many people fall back into their old routines, leaving the best of their Islamic spirit dormant until next year’s Ramadan. But you can break that cycle, by breaking your own bad habits.
With barely a few weeks left between us and the blessed month of fasting, it’s crucial to start preparing, not just physically, but also mentally. Here are a couple of quick ways to get into Ramadan mode before it begins.
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