5 things you can do over RamadanAssima Alam
We are halfway through Ramadan 2021 now! Most of us have readjusted our schedules and have acclimatised to the long hours of fasting. Alongside fasting, many of us have also been able to develop in our spirituality through reciting the Quran, praying at night and generally increasing in good deeds. At this point in the month though, some of us may begin to feel a slight dip in inspiration as the initial excitement of the month has started to die down.
Here are 5 things you can do to get back on track:
- Learn something new!
When we hear inspirational stories and lessons, we feel motivated to follow in the footsteps of the great people we learn about. Developing your Islamic knowledge will help you to connect the essence of your faith and have a more meaningful experience this Ramadan. At Green Lane Masjid & Community Centre (GLMCC) we have 10 weekly classes on over Ramadan! Every day, something different is happening, and we are sure that we’ll have something just for you. Check it out HERE.
- Provide Iftar for someone who really needs it
Generosity was a beautiful trait that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) embodied. One of his companions reported: ‘The Prophet (peace be upon him) was the most generous of people, and he was most generous during Ramadan.’ (Bukhari). During Ramadan, many of us are extremely charitable and share delicious meals with our friends, family and communities. Let’s spare a moment to reflect on those who never get to break their fasts, due to extreme poverty. If you’d like to provide an emergency Iftar food parcel to someone who is in desperate need, please click HERE.
- Join us for taraweeh prayers
During prayer, our hearts get a break from their day-to-day worries and work, and instead peacefully turn towards Allah (God). In the Quran, Allah says: ‘Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find comfort.’ (13:28). Join us every night for taraweeh prayers, and revive your remembrance of Allah. To book a place, please click HERE.
- Understand the words of Allah
As Muslims, we all honour and revere the Quran because we know that every word it contains is from Allah. But what do these words mean? If you find the Arabic difficult to navigate, and would like to strengthen your relationship with the Quran, tune into our daily tafseer class with Dr Ahsan Hanif. Every afternoon we go through the explanation of the Quran for 2 hours, and we’d love for you to JOIN US.
- Keep your children occupied
Ramadan can be tiring, especially if you have young children who are full of energy and need to be stimulated! Download our free Du’aa Journal and help your children to build a personal relationship with Allah through 30 beautiful supplications from the Quran.
We hope that these 5 ideas will help you to find some inspiration as we reach the mid-point of Ramadan. As Muslims we are not self-centred people; Allah is at the centre of our lives. This means that our daily conduct, character and actions are framed by what is most pleasing to Him, in hopes of attaining His Mercy and great reward. This can be done through focusing on our personal development through learning, being in the service of others and putting greater effort into our daily acts of worship, as displayed in the above examples.
Over two weeks still remain of this blessed month, and with a renewed intention, this can still be our best Ramadan yet.