The countdown to the holy month of Ramadan has begun, to give Muslims all the meanings of joy, joy, harmony and love, because of its worship, spirituality and customs that make us in a state of extraordinary happiness, and because the month of Ramadan is not like other months or seasons of worship, it requires that we prepare for it with great preparation, not with food. Or money, but mental or physical preparation so that we can benefit from fasting and this great divine breath in which the Creator, the Most High, said: “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was written for those before you, so that you may become righteous.”
Physical Preparation for Ramadan:
- Try to cleanse your body before Ramadan, meaning that you stay away from harmful diets that contain high levels of fat and make sure to eat more meals and good food products such as vegetables and dairy products.
- Try to feed on foods that provide the body with a large number of nutrients that are not released from the body quickly, so try to always break the fast with oats and whole grains, for example, as your body during fasting does not depend on the amount of food you ate as much as it depends on the nutritional benefits resultant
- In order not to become dehydrated, try to increase the amount of water you drink daily, and if you cannot do that, during Ramadan, try to drink large amounts of water between Iftar and Suhoor.
- If you are accustomed to drinking stimulant substances such as coffee and tea during the morning or soft drinks, try to reduce it or stop it and replace it with drinking other herbs that bring you great health benefit without being addicted to it such as coffee and tea
How to mentally prepare for Ramadan:
- Try not to waste your time during Ramadan in cleaning or food, but you can do all that before Ramadan by preparing the food that you will need to buy for a whole week, for example, in one day
- Try to start fasting before Ramadan by fasting every Monday and Thursday, for example, to prepare your body for fasting, so that you will gradually get used to fasting before the advent of Ramadan.
- Try to focus more on spiritual and heart worship and increase listening to Islamic lectures so that you get to know more about the teachings of the religion of Islam and try to do a lot of supererogatory prayers.
- Fasting is not just abstaining from food and drink, but it is a wonderful educational and moral school that aims to correct our behavior as Muslims. Therefore, accustoming yourself from now on abstaining from disobedience and sins will help you to be a winner for the month of Ramadan. Avoid gossip and engage in conversations that are of no benefit.
- The evening prayer in Ramadan is late, which means that you will not be able to sleep at night and the suhoor is early, so you will be awake before dawn and after dawn. Try to adjust your sleep time well, so be sure to take a nap or two to sleep during the day so that you can wake up at night, and organize your sleep from Now that you sleep immediately after dinner and wake up some time before dawn to read the Qur’an and take a good sleep during the day, as the body needs 6-8 hours of sleep per day.
- Try to get a copy of the Qur’an on your tablet or phone so that you can read your daily response from the Qur’an, whether on your way to or back to school or work, and when you get used to it, this will become a basic habit for you that you do not abandon even after the end of Ramadan. on God `s will
- For women, try to read more than one part of the Qur’an daily so that you will be able to get a complete recitation of the Qur’an during the month of Ramadan.
- Start reading the Qur’an by reading a few pages of it, plan each of the five daily prayers until you get used to reading the Qur’an, and try to read one part daily, so that you can then finish the Qur’an at least once during the month of Ramadan, as you should know that our relationship With the Qur’an, it is not only reading, but our relationship with it is contemplation and reflection on the meaning. Therefore, make sure to read the books of interpretations until you understand the Qur’an well.
- Organize your bed, room and home well so that you get rid of clutter and so that your focus during the month of Ramadan is on proximity to God and worship only, and nothing distracts you from worship