9 Tips to Get the Most of your Ramadan

Ramadan is finally here, with both its few challenges and limitless rewards. every good deed we do is multiplied many times giving us abundant rewards for the good things we do, so it is important to get the most out of it. and here are our tips to get the most out of it:

1. Repent For Your Transgressions

We need to keep repenting constantly for the sins and transgressions we commit on a daily basis. Allah is the Most Forgiving and He will forgive you if you sincerely repent. Make the most of this blessed month and seek repentance for all your mistakes and ensure you do not go back to the sin.

2. Use Your Tongue For Dhikr of Allah

“Alhamdulilah”, “SubhanAllah”, “La hawla wala quwwata”, and “Astaghfirullah”.

it’s such an easy way to gain rewards. also, the Constant remembrance of Allah will help you be mindful to keep track of your actions, plus  Dhikr is greater than everything. Don’t become of those …” who do not remember Allah except little.”

3. Understand Quran By Reading the Tafseer

The Qur’an is the words of Allah that our Creator sent to us as a guide.
Therefore, it is important to understand what you are reciting. If we don’t understand then how can we be guided?

4. Choose your Company wisely

Your company will always have a major impact on you. So wisely choose how you live your life and who you surround yourself with. Be selective with your choice of friends and company in order to safeguard your religion. It is better to be lonely for a while and be close to Allah than to have a company that will only deviate you from the right path.

5. Avoid Overeating

You will feel overwhelmed and won’t be able to do much. Eat slowly and stop as soon as you feel full. Do not go overboard preparing many dishes for iftar. Keep it simple so whoever is cooking can spend more time in worship, reciting Qur’an, etc., rather than cooking all day.

6. Worship More and Sleep Less

If you are able to lessen your sleep time during Ramadan so that you can worship more, then this will be good for you to reap all the benefits of extra worship.

  • Go to bed soon after you come home from offering Taraweeh.
  • Wake up at least an hour before Suhoor so you can offer Tahajjud.
  • Don’t hurry to go to bed after Fajr. Instead, use this quiet time to recite Quran.

7. Pray Taraweeh Prayers

The Messenger of Allah ( ﷺ) said “Whoever prays Qiyaam i.e, Taraweeh, with the Imam until he finishes, it will be recorded as if he spent the whole night in prayer” (al-Tirmidhi)
It is only during this blessed month that you will get such an opportunity. If you have missed out on a few nights, make sure to attend the closing nights so you can benefit from the Dua’s made at the end by the Imam.

8. Account For Your Actions

Ramadan is a time to reflect on your past actions and amend those habits that are holding you back. Think about the possible improvements that you can make within yourself to please Allah. Make a list and jot down any traits that may displease Allah and make this month the time to work on yourself to bring improvements.

9. Seek Forgiveness for Those who have Oppressed You

The Prophet (PBUH) said that: “Whoever suffers an injury and forgives (the person responsible), Allah will raise his status to a higher degree and remove one of his sins” (Al-Tirmidhi)
It is one of the hardest yet the most loved in the sight of Allah to forgive those who have oppressed you. It isn’t easy to pray for someone who has been mean to you but in doing so It shows the spiritual growth in your heart. To make it easier for you to forgive, think about your good deeds that will be removed if there is someone you may have oppressed knowing, or unknowingly