It was the way of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to prepare for the holy month of Ramadan in advance. He (PBUH) used to prepare six months before the blessed month arrived. It is an ideal way of preparing body and soul for a period which is extremely important for any Muslim. Here’s how you can be preparing for Ramadan 2020.
Fasting isn’t all about abstaining from food! A concept which needs to be disseminated more forcefully than ever. Holding back yourself from saying something indecent is equally important when it comes to completing a fast. It seems pretty unimportant, right? But that’s what fasting is all about. Ramadan is a month of transformation, there isn’t an iota of doubt about that!
So, this seems to be an ideal period for preparation, right? Let’s recall what Ramadan is all about by preparing for it in advance. Let’s all get preparing for Ramadan 2020!
Preparing for Ramadan 2020
The best way to do so is by recalling the glorious practices every Muslim follows in the blessed month. If we can modify our lives according to these practices in advance, Ramadan 2020 is going to be holier than ever!
1- Fasting Voluntarily
If you missed fasts last Ramadan, you can start fasting to make up for those missed chances. Apart from that, fasting before Ramadan 2020 can be beneficial for your health as well. It will help your body get rid of all the toxins and keep you spiritually fresh as well. You can’t keep fasting for the whole week. It is best to fast on Mondays and Thursdays. 13, 14 and 15th day of an Islamic month are recommended by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself for fasting.
The ultimate result of fasting before Ramadan 2020 will be an amazing transformation in your lifestyle. You will be able to exercise control over your desires in a much more convincing manner!
2- Praying extra prayers
Prayer is one of the most amazing ways of connecting with the Almighty. If you have missed prayers in last year or so, now is the time to make up for those missed chances. In Ramadan, the focus is on making extra prayers, or more commonly known as Nawafil. Make sure that you make a habit of praying beside the regular five prayers, obligatory for any Muslim.
No ordinary human on this planet can claim that he or she hasn’t ever made a mistake or sinned. It is like humans to make mistakes. The Almighty has been benevolent In this regard. He has kept the doors of forgiveness open for everyone, till their last moment. One thing you can do before Ramadan 2020 arrives is to repent and seek forgiveness for the wrongs you did.
The Prophet (PBUH) said:
“All the children of Adam constantly err, but the best of those who constantly err are those who constantly repent”
4- Eating Healthy
For some of us, fasting can be a tough experience. It happens because the key elements which are a source of energy are missing from our diet. So while Ramadan 2020 is still some days away, now is the time to conduct efficient research. You can evaluate the nutritious value of different food items. Our cravings often create imbalance, so it is important to bring balance to the table.
One of the mistakes we do after breaking the fast is overeating. Let these days be a reminder of the fact that overeating is hazardous. If you can make a diet plan which is supplementing you with the required energy levels, then congratulations. You have planned well for Ramadan 2020!
5- Giving charity
Ramadan is all about kindness. Giving charity is one way of showing kindness to the underprivileged. You can find trusts and charities where you can give charity to those who need it badly. One such place where you can contribute is Transparent Hands.
Transparent Hands is a well-respected institution. The major focus at Transparent Hands revolves around providing healthcare services to those who need it but can’t afford it. The healthcare facilities provided by this NGO include medical and surgical facilities. Free medical and telehealth facilities are also organized by this NGO.
The blessings of Ramadan are going to be showered on us very soon. To take full advantage, we need to be prepared not only physically, but spiritually and mentally as well. It is all about transforming ourselves gradually so that by the time Ramadan 2020 is here, we are spiritually perceptive!