RAMADAN PREP: How To Get The Best Out Of Ramadan, Time Management

Bismillaa Hir Rahmaa Nir Raheem

Rab Bish Rah Lee Sadree, Wa Yas Sir Lee Amree,
Wah Lul ‘Uq Da Tham Mil Lisaanee
Yaf Qa Hoo Qawlee


Allaahumma Rab Be Zid Nee Il Maa

Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Rasulallah
Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Habiballah
Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Khaataman nabiy yeen
Wa alaa ‘aalika Wa As Haa Be Ka Ya Rahmatal Lil ‘Aalameen
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Assalaamu alaikum,

Theres some time till Ramadan yet but the Sahaba would prepare for Ramadan months before Alhamdulillah.
How to Get the Best out of Ramadan

Assalam alaikum
Just some tips to make the most out of our Ramadan and manage our time.

TIPS:

1. Clean up the time:

a) Telephone: Try to minimize your chat on the telephone. If you are used to chat with your friends on a regular basis, try to make it short. Share with her the importance of this month & tell her that you want to devote yourself for Ibaadah in order to get the maximum reward in this month. Try to share with her these tips.

b) Cooking: Try to cook something simple during Ramadan as this is a month of Ibaadah & Quraan, not a month of food. There are some husbands who push their wifes to cook different varieties of food & sisters have to spend their time in the kitchen. If its very necessary, keep a tape of Quraan in the kitchen & listen to it while you are busy in Kitchen, or keep your toungue moist with the Zikr. [Try to find out some short cut & tips to prepare the food quickly]

C) Shopping: Try to get all your shopping done before Ramadan. Make a list of the things/grocery/ items, that is enough for one month & buy it all together.

Important: Try to do the Eid shopping NOW. The last ten days of Ramadan when we have to be doing more Ibaadah & spend our time in doing good deeds, most of the muslims are busy in doing shopping for Eid & their kids.
Sisters! These ten days, we has to exaggerate ourself in doing more ibaadah & to catch Laila-ul_qadr. Try to make this Ramadan a very different from all the previous ramadaans.

D) Dinner Party/Iftaar: Iftaar parties during ramadan are getting very common now. This is the Month for you sisters. we have the rest of the full year to do parties & to get socialize. Indeed its a great reward to break someone’s fast but try to give food to people who are needy & poor. The prophet Sallalahu alaihi wasallam said,
�Whoever gives food to a fasting person with which to break his fast, will have a reward equal to his, without it detracting in the slightest from the reward of the fasting person.� (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 3/171; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/451).

E) Sleeping: Cut less the time of sleep during this month. Its a month of Ibaadha, doing good deeds. Who knows this could be our last ramadan. try to reduce your sleeping hours. Its only one month & then you can get back to your normal routine.

F) Computer & Internet: this is my personal request.I am spending lot of time on the internet, though visiting Islamic sites & checking & sending emails. Try to spend less time on the internet.

Now when we have cleaned up a big amount of time, lets schedule it for Ibaadhah.

1) Fard: Pray the Obligatory salah on time with Khushoo. Get yourself ready as soon as the salah comes in. Make duaa to Allah to give you Khushoo. & try to get rid of all the thoughts & waswaas that comes in the mind. Think of that you are standing infront of your LORD the Almighty.

2) Sunnah: If you are already praying the 12 sunnah, continue them & add the 2 rak’ah of sunnah after Zuhr. [making them 14 altogether].
The prophet Sallalahu alaihi wasallam said,
�Whoever maintain 4 rak’ah before Zuhr & 4 rak’ah after zuhr, Allah will make the fire Haram on that person” [Ibn-Majah]

4 rak’ah before Asr: The prophet Sallalahu alaihi wasallam said,
�may Allah have mercy on him who prays 4 rak’ah before Asr”. [Tirmidi]

Salah Al-Duha: Increase the no. of Rak’ah if you are already in a habit of praying salah al-Duha.

3) Qur’aan: Ramadaan is the month of Quraan. Try to schedule it all the moments you have. If you are working, try to keep a pocket size Quraan with you & read it whenever you get the time,like, coffee break, lunch break, etc

Try to read with reflection. Read slowly in a beautiful voice & reflect on its meaning. Try to read this time, with translation & tafseer.

3) Traweeh & Qiyaam-ul-lail: Try to read the traweeh in the mosque where the Imaam is doing long Qiyaam.

4) Tahajjud: Try to get up little earlier to pray 2 rak’ah & make duaa. Its the best time for making duaa & accepntance of duaa.

5) Du’aa: Write all the duaa you want to make for yourself, your children, family or any duaa that you want to make. Each day try to focus on duaa, & keep on repeating it throughout the day & at times when the duaa is accepted. Make duaa to Allah to give you Ikhlaas, khushoo, make duaa that you catch lailat-ul-Qadr. make duaa for the whole Ummah.
[repeat the duaa that are important to you,during the last ten days of Ramadan]

6) Zikr: Select one zikr for a day & focus on it daily, reflecting on its meaning & thinking about its reward. [ get the Duaa book “Hisn-ul-muslim or hisn-ul haseen from any store]

7) Charity: Try to give as much charity as you can, as the reward gets more during the month of ramadan. Give food to the poor & needy people & help those in need.

8) Last 10 days: Double & triple the amount of Ibaadah you are doing during the last ten days of Ramadan. Sleep less & worship more.. pray as much as you can & make a lot of duaa.

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9 Responses to RAMADAN PREP: How To Get The Best Out Of Ramadan, Time Management

  1. Adam Suleman says:

    Jazakllahu Khair!
    I am very much delighted to read your article.

  2. Mohammed Abdur Rahim says:

    Alhamdullilah the article is really good and very helpful. Jazakallahu khair…

  3. salma says:

    thank you for this it really opended my eyes at first i was thinking to sleep alot in ramdon and wake up to pray but now i know its better to sleep less then more so thank you

  4. WADI RAZA KI HAI KOHE HIMALA RAZA KA HAI,
    JIS SIMT DEKHIYE WO ILAAKHA RAZA KA HAI:
    INSE JALNE WAAL O KE GUL HO GAYE CHIRAG,
    AHMED RAZA KI SAMMA FIROZA HAI AAJ BHI.

  5. YAA KHUDA BAZME KONEIN ME TAAABAD
    SHAM-E BAZME WILAYAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    GULSHANE AALAHAZRAT KE JITNE HAI PHOOL
    SAARE PHOOLO KI NAKHAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    YAA KHUDA CHARKHE ISLAAM PAR TAABAD
    AKHTARE BURJE RIF’AT SALAAMAT RAHE
    DINE HAQ KI RIF’AT KI KHATIR MERA
    MERA TAAJE-SHARIAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    LAAKH JALTE RAHE DUSHMANAANAE RAZA
    KAM NAHONGE KABHI MADHAN KHANE RAZA
    KEH RAHE HAI SABHI AASHIQAANE RAZA
    MASLAKE AALAHAZRAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    AI BARELI MERA BABE JANNAT HAI TU
    YANI JALWA GAHE AALAHAZRAT HAI TU
    BIL YAKEEN MARKAZE AHLE SUNNAT HAI TU
    YE TERI MARKAZIYAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    ROZE MEHSAR AGAR POCHEGA KHUDA
    BOL ALE RASOOL TO LAYA HAI KYA
    ARZ KARDUNGA LAYAN HU AHMED RAZA
    YA KHUDA YE AMAANAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    JAB PARI MAAHE TAIBAH KI NOORI KIRAN
    LEH LALHAA YA BARELI KA HUSN-E-CHAMAN
    JHOOM UTHE DEKH KAR SARE AHLE SUNNAN
    GULSHANE-E-KADRIYAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    AHLE IMAAN TU KYOON PARESHAN HAI
    REHBARI KO TERI KANZUL-IMAAN HAI
    HAR KADAM PAR TERA YEH NIGEHBAAN HAI
    CHASHMA-E-ILMO HIQMAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    AALA HAZRAT KA DILKASH YE EHSAN HAI
    AB TALAK BAAKI KHOOSHBOOWE IMAAN HAI
    BAA KHUDA YE BARELI KA FAIZAN HAI
    YE ATAA YE INAYAT SALAAMAT RAHE

    SAJRA E QADRI BARKATI RAZVI NOORI AZHARI IN URDU
    Bismillah hir Rahmaan nir Raheem
    Ya Ilahi Rahem Farma Mustapha Ke Waaste
    Ya Rasoolallah Karam Ki’jiye Khuda Ke Waaste.
    Mushkile Hal kar Shahe Mushkil Kusha Ke Waaste
    Kar Balaa-e-Rad Shaheede Karbala Ke Waaste.
    Sayyid-e-Sajjaad Ke Sadqe me Saajid Rakh Mujhe
    I’lm-e-Haq deh Baaqir-e-I’lm-e-Huda Ke Waaste
    Sidqe Saadiq Ka Tasadduq Saadiqul Islam Kar
    Be Ghazab Raazi hoh Kaazim aur Raza Ke Waaste
    Bahre Ma’roof wa Sirri Ma’roof de Be’khud Sirri
    Jund-e-Haq me Ghin Junaid-e-Baa Safa Ke Waaste
    Behre Shibli Shere Haq Duniya Ke Kutto Se Bacha
    Ek ka Rakh Abde-Waahid Be Riya Ke Waaste
    Bool Farah Ka Sadqa Kar Ghum ko Farha de Husn wa Sa’ad
    Bool Hassan aur Bu Saeede Sa’ad-e-zaa Keh Waaste
    Qaaderi Kar Qaaderi Rakh Qaaderiyo me ut’ha
    Qadre Abdul Qaadire Qudrat Numa Ke Waaste
    Ahsanal laahu Lahu Rizqan se de Rizqe Hassan
    Banda’e Razzaaq Taajul Asfiya Ke Waaste
    Nasraabi Saaleh Ka Sadqa Saaleho Mansoor Rakh
    De Hayaat-e-Deen Muhiy’ye Ja Fizaa Ke Waaste
    Toor-e-Irfaan wa Uloo wa Hamd wa Husna wa Bahaa
    De Ali Moosa Hassan Ahmed Bahaa Keh Waaste
    Bahr-e-Ibraheem Mujh Par Naar-e-Ghum Gulzaar Kar
    Bheek De Daata Bhekaari Badsha Keh Waaste
    Khana’e Dil ko Zia De Roo’e Imaan Ko Jamaal
    Sheh Zia Maula Jamaalul Awliya Ke Waaste
    Deh Muhammad Keh Liye Rozi Kar Ahmad Keh Liye
    Khaane Fazlullaha se Hissah Gada Ke Waaste
    Deeno Duniya Ki Mujhe Barkaat de Barkaat se
    Ishqe Haq de Ishqi-e-Ishq Intima Keh Waaste
    Hubbe Ahle Bait de Aale Muhammad Ke Liye
    Kar Shaheede Ishqe Hamza Peshwa Ke Waaste
    Dil Ko Ach’cha Tann Ko Sutra Jaan Ko Pur noor Kar
    Ache Pyaare Shamsuddeen Badrul Ula Ke Waaste
    Do Jaha me Khaadime Aale Rasoolullah Kar
    Hazrate Aale Rasoole Muqtada Ke Waaste
    Noor-e-Jaan wa Noor-e-Imaan Noor-e-Qabro Hashr De
    Bul Husain-e Ahmade Noori Liqaa Ke Waaste
    Kar ‘Ata Ahmad Raza eh Ahmade Mursal Mujhe
    Mere Maula Hazrate Ahmad Raza Ke Waaste
    Haamido Mahmoodo Ham’maado Ahmad Kar Mujhe
    Mere Maula Hazrate Haamid Raza Ke Waaste
    Saaya-e Jumla Mashaa’ikh Ya Khuda Hum Par Rahe
    Rahem Farma Aale Rahman Mustapha Ke Waaste
    Behr-e-Ebraheem bhe lut’fo ataa’eh khaas ho
    Noor ki Baarish sadaa ibne Raza keh Waasteh
    AI KHUDA AKHTAR RAZA KO CHARKH PAR ISLAM KEH
    RAKH DARAKSHAA HAR GHARRI APNI RAZA KEH WAASTEH
    Sadqa In Ay’ya Ka de Che Ain Izz I’lmo Amal
    Afwo Irfaa Aafiyat is Be nawaa Ke Waasteh

    MASLAKE AALAHAZRAT

  6. YA KHUDA CHARKHE ISLAM PER TA ABAD

    AKHTERE BURJE RIFA’T SALAMAT RAHE

    DIN E HAQ KE RIFAT KE KHATIR MERA

    MERA TAJJE SHARIAT SALAMAT RAHE

    MASLAKE AALA HAZRAT ZINDABAD…..

    BY GULAME AKHTER

  7. Samba says:

    May Allah reward you for your effort.

    Jazzak Allah khair!

  8. hina says:

    very nice indeed please do send me some zikr and some islami websites

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