Take advantage of five things before five others happen: your youth before you grow old; your health before you fall sick; your money before you become poor; your leisure before you become busy; and your life before you die.(The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said as recorded by Tirmidhi).
This outline is just a guide. Feel free to modify it in any way you like. Anything which you think you must do should be planned for here. The Quran invites us to think, evaluate, and achieve for the best of this world and the best of the hereafter.
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.
When it comes to Ramadan, consulting family and friends about the blessed month can and should go beyond generalities. Here are five specific issues to discuss, debate, and agree on that can help you maximize the benefits of this special time.
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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