Please, read all the post regarding preparing for Ramadan here. May Allah facilitate it for us, with afiyet. Ameen!
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) said, ‘There is going to be a downpour of Allah’s mercy (in Ramadan). Preparation is needed in advance to derive real benefit from each and every moment of Ramadan. Because an individual may start this month in a state of heedlessness (ghaflah) and (virtuous) activities […]
Make a practical and doable time table for daily activities. The point to remember is that in Ramadan acts of primary form of worships (i.e. salah, dhikr, tilawat, etc.) are to be increased. These lead to an increasing direct relationship with Allah SWT (i.e. ta’luq ma’Allah).
Practice focusing on the actions of the Heart. Do not do any action without a proper intention. Abstain from all the blame worthy morals. No anger, arrogance, belittling caustic remarks, etc. It is strange to abstain from otherwise halal (lawful food) and commit an act which is always haram (forbidden). Try to do most […]
To get motivated and organized, read the discourses of Hakeem ul Ummat ra regarding Ramadan (Mawaiz-e-Ashrafiya volume : Barakat e Ramadan) and listen to the talks of Sayyidi wa sandi db on how to prepare for the holy month.
Review the essential fiqh (rulings) relating to fasting, taraweeh and other Ramadan related issues from “Behishti Zewar” (Heavenly Ornaments) of Hakeeul Ummat Hazrat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi ra.
Make special effort to follow as many as possible Sunnah in daily activities. Learn these and memorize the adiya e masnoon (dua) for particular occasions before hand. The book “Alaikum bi sunnati” by Mawlana Abdul Hakim Sukkharwi ra is a good, practical and handy resource for this.
Reschedule non essential appointments till after or before Ramadan. Finish with all Ramadan and Eid shopping prior to the sighting of the crescent.
Free as much time as possible from work and other commintments for pure worship (ibadah).
Firm determination to abstain from all sins. Especially those committed by the eyes, ears and tongue.
Ask Allah SWT to give tawfeeq to benefit from the blessings of Ramadan daily, from now onwards.
1. Ask Allah for facilitation (tawfeeq) to benefit from the blessings of Ramadan daily, from now onwards. 2. Make a firm determination to abstain from all sins. Especially those committed by the eyes, ears and tongue. 3. Try to free as much time as possible from work and other commitments for pure worship (ibadah). […]
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