By Nurliyana Rahmat
2. Ramadhan is the month of Quran. So make intentions to khatam the Quran. There are two ways to khatam. Khatam by reading or by listening. If you feel like you can’t khatam by reading, go to the mosque and perform Tarawih so that you can khatam by listening. Take note of the surahs that will be covered so that you can prepare on the understanding of the meaning during Tarawih.
3. Aim to keep your eyes, tongue, ears, hands, feet and all other organs free from sins. Restrain from viewing anything that distracts the heart and diverts it from the remembrance of Allah. Do not engage either in Laghw (dirty, false, evil, vain talk) nor any in sinful speech (like backbiting, etc.). Guard you tongue and ears from it. This is especially hard during iftar. Remember to observe silence instead of unnecessary talk. Try to stop anyone who starts the conversation with someone else’s name rather talk about ideas and ways to solve the challenges we face.
4. Avoid over-eating during iftar. Eat in moderation. There’s no point in abstaining yourself from nafs during Saum (fasting) only to over-indulge. Fasting is to weaken the forces which are syaitan’s means of leading us back to evil so don’t allow syaitan to deceive you because this will affect your quality of Tarawih. The purpose of fasting is to feel the hunger and thirst so make sure to minimize sleep and be productive.
5. Plan well and be clear on your goals this Ramadhan. Mark your calendars, locate specific times for ibadah (sunnah prayers, dhikr, etc), ensure to prioritize family first and lend a helping hand. Be fair with everyone and treat everyone equally, even to those who has harmed you.
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