– Fasting is not just refraining from eating, drinking and sexual desires, it is also about resisting from all types of sin big or small. This includes safeguarding the eyes, the tongue and cleansing our everyday interactions and transactions.
– Let us be particularly vigilant regarding our 5 times prayer together with our night time Tarawih.
– The noble Qur’an and Ramadhan have a special connection so lets recite as much as possible.
– Simple food means faster eating times, easier digestion, less preparation time, and best of all, more spiritual benefit by learning to control our desires.
– If we haven’t already done so, now might be good time to book holidays for the last 10 days of Ramadhan so we can perform the Sunnah of I’tikaf.
– Make lots of dua in private moments; not only for ourselves but for the entire Ummah, especially the oppressed. A fasting person’s Dua is more likely to be accepted.
– Avoid gossip whether at home, work, with friends or in the Masjid as gossip wastes away any accumulated deeds and benefit we may have gained.
– Pay your Fitrana as soon as possible, preferably before the 15th of Ramadhan, so it can be distributed to the needy prior to Eid.