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"!
Even though we know all about the sacredness of the month of Ramadan and fasting, the question “Why should we prepare ourselves for Ramadan?” still remains unanswered in most of the cases. insha Allah in this article, let’s have a glance why we should prepare ourselves for Ramadan.
Fasting helps us develop a strong personality and character. Not giving in to the temptation of having a sip of cold water even when no one is around really says volumes about a person's self control. It instills other great qualities in us such as patience, will power and determination, which we need in our lives and fasting helps us in getting the hang of them. And don't forget fasting instills humility in us by giving us a feeling of deprivation which normally the affluent ones never face. We learn that life isn't always perfect, not for,any of us anyway, and that leads us to developing another gigantic characteristic: generosity. We learn to give because we learn exactly how it feels to have nothing.
Just as Ramadan is a month of gaining rewards through many means, so is it a time for making excuses and procrastinating in many ways. No more excuses as you hear it from Muslims fasting for 20-21 hours, busy parents, students of knowledge and more. Learn some practicable tips from your regular IOU blog team members to maximise your Ramadan.
There is almost a month before Ramadan begins--give or take a few days. So let's begin now to make habits for Ramadan so that during the month of Ramadan, you and I can focus on acting upon those habits with excellence rather than stressing ourselves out in trying to set them!
“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve (in a year): It was so ordained, by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are sacred. Allah has raised the status of noble deeds in some days in contrast to others, so that the Muslims can extract maximum benefits in those days by devout worshiping and reach the ranks of the righteous predecessors by His mercy. One such month is the month of muharram and one such day is the day of Aashoora (10th Muharram).