It’s possible that you have missed to perform well in Ramadan. It’s possible that you tried but never could you hit the bars like others did. It’s even possible that you have fallen deep into the woebegone pits and seems as though there’s no way out for you. We don’t have to sweep these realities under the carpet; rather we must deal with them.
Feeling overwhelmed by your lengthy list of goals yet the very little time to realistically achieve any of them? Are you worried that your countless responsibilities will hinder you from accomplishing your spiritual goals? Well, one more question, are you wishing for a secret formula that would shift your Ramadan and entire life around? Then read this article to find it out!
Open your heart to its heavenly calmness, to its spiritual peacefulness and its multitude of blessings. Welcome the pain of hunger and the reward of achievement. Rediscover yourself and fill this emptiness that’s draining you with loving and worshipping Allah with every cell in your body.
I appreciated this verse in Ramadan, 2013. I was involved a car accident as we returned from the Mosque. SubhanAllah, our car was completely destroyed, but all of us miraculously survived. Profoundly, an ambulance was driving past as we emerged out of the car, terrified, but grateful.
Why are the fried samosas and greasy pizza served at iftar parties so bad for you? The “bad” fats in those foods actually signal your body to slow down and limit physical activity! Therefore, you run the risk of being too tired for taraweeh prayers, or worse yet, suhoor and Fajr prayers the next morning. Also, keep your portions small; eat a few small meals throughout the evening, and avoid “IBS- Iftar Binge Syndrome"!
Applying sabr in our lives beyond Ramadan gives us the skills to conquer frustration, giving a sense of emotional freedom and choice in how we manage stressful situations. Having that control in our lives will contribute further to psychological wellbeing too. There are many things we don’t have a choice over, but we do have the choice to be patient in managing adverse situations in our life with a rational and thoughtful approach according to the teaching of Islam, which will ultimately result in an improved lives on many levels.