There are many activities during Ramadan that people can do. Ramadan makes inner and outer changes in Muslims’ life. Such changes lead to happiness according to your level of commitment and Allah’s support.
Here we will learn the following:
Here are 5 things to do during Ramadan:
Fun Activities during Ramadan:
Who said Ramadan can’t be fun?! There are plenty of fun activities to do with family and friends during Ramadan.
Things to do in Ramadan with friends are for example:
- Sports at night
- breakfast gatherings
- Book Club for Quran
Also you can plan for outings in Ramadan. –And its especially fun to share Ramadan activities with kids in the family.
- Play with them
- Take them out
- Teach them.
These activities during Ramadan aren’t only fun for the kids, but also for the adults.
Physical activity during fasting
Physical activity during fasting aren’t necessarily hard, it depends on how well you eat at Sahour (The meal before Fasting).
Fasting heightens your senses and forces the body to burn its reserved energy, if you simply had the well power to push through the feeling of tiredness.
In Fact, the very first year when fasting was legislated, one of the most critical battles in Islamic history took place; The battle of Badr. Muslims ended up winning their very first military encounter, while fasting and being over numbered!
Working, playing or even fighting while fasting during Ramadan only increases your stamina and resilience.
General Activities during Ramadan:
After freeing yourself from the bad habits you find space to build good ones. Here is a few activities during Ramadan that helps in building good habits.
1. Empathy for Others:
Being in someone else’s shoes makes you relate to how they feel. Many in this world may abstain from food or water… not by choice, but due to poverty or not being able to find food or water.
Fasting humbles Muslims and puts them in the shoes of others so they can have empathy. Also, to realize what they are going through and help them.
Be merciful to others. Share with them whatever you can, even if it’s just a smile!
2. Read the Qur’an
Reading is essential to learning and make ourselves better. And The Qur’an is an essential book to read, especially during Ramadan.
Allah the Almighty has revealed His book to Prophet Muhammad in Ramadan. This indicates that the Qur’an has a special relationship with that time.
Generally, the Qur’an is a book of guidance and healing for those who sincerely seek these meanings in this book.
3. Supplication in Ramadan
One of the powerful miracles of Ramadan is answering the supplications. It’s time to come closer to your Creator and to ask Him your needs in addition to guidance.
You suffer a lot, so no time for hesitation. Here is the true happiness.
When Allah speaks about the rulings of Ramadan in the Qur’an, he gives us this Verse in between to indicate this meaning:
And when My servants ask you, concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be guided.”[Qur’an, 2: 186]
وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا۟ لِى وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا۟ بِى لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ ١٨٦ )البقرة(
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Best Events during Ramadan
Ramadan is a month of Events. The doors of Paradise open, The doors of hell locked, and Demons are Chained Major unseen events happen in that month, that have a great impact on our physical world.
Prophet Muhamed said: “Ramadan, a blessed month, has come to you during which God has made it obligatory for you to fast.
In it the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are locked, and the rebellious devils are chained.
In it, God has a night that is better than a thousand months. He who is deprived of its good has indeed suffered deprivation.” (Hadith)
عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” أتاكم رمضان شهر مبارك فرض الله عليك صيامه تفتح فيه أبواب السماء وتغلق فيه أبواب الجحيم وتغل فيه مردة الشياطين لله فيه ليلة خير من ألف شهر من حرم خيرها فقد حرم ” . رواه أحمد والنسائي
1. The night of Destiny:
In The last ten nights of Ramadan there is one night that is better than a thousand months! It is the night of destiny, and in it, the provision for the entire year gets set, Allah had sent down countless mercies in it, the Quran was sent down in it, and good deeds in it are myriad times more blessed.
2. Three Thirds:
It is usually divided into three thirds, so every ten days you feel that you are entering a new period.
(Its beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness and its end is manumission from fires)
Even though this quote –unfortunately– isn’t authentically attributed to the prophet peace be upon him, but its meaning is correct. Especially that Allah (God) frees people from fire, each night in Ramadan, and that the last 10 days in Ramadan are the most special in the entire year.
3. Ending of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr
By the end of Ramadan comes Eid, which is the Muslim holiday. There are only two Muslim holidays in the entire year, one of which is the one directly after Ramadan where Muslims celebrate the fulfillment of Ramadan and break their fast gathering together with friends and family.
The prophet Peace be upon him said: “The one who fasts has two occasions of joy, one when he breaks his fast and one when he meets his Lord.” (Hadith)
لِلصَّائِمِ فَرْحَتَانِ: فَرْحَةٌ عِنْدَ فِطْرِهِ وَفَرْحَةٌ عِنْدَ لِقَاءِ رَبِّهِ. مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
Forbidden activities during Ramadan
Ramadan isn’t only about abstaining from eating and drinking during the day. This simply reminds us of many other forbidden activities generally, as they are especially more graver in Ramadan.
Forbidden activities during Ramadan include:
- abstaining from sins in general
- fighting or getting angry
- wasting time
Simply, what should you not do during Ramadan? It is Not Change!
Ramadan is a catalyst for change. It encourages taking the first step towards a more meaningful and positive life. Stop one of the bad routines in your life this month. Control your habits and don’t let your habits control you!
Allah the Almighty says:
And as for those who were in awe of standing before their Lord and restrained themselves from ˹evil˺ desires, (40) Paradise will certainly be ˹their˺ home. (41)” [Qur’an, 79: 40-41](Quran)
وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِۦ وَنَهَى ٱلنَّفْسَ عَنِ ٱلْهَوَىٰ ٤٠ فَإِنَّ ٱلْجَنَّةَ هِىَ ٱلْمَأْوَىٰ ٤١ (سورة النازعات)
Moreover, fasting reduces your dependence on materials like food & coffee. Consequently, it softens the heart and makes it more receptive. So you can understand, feel and respond to the commands of the Qur’an more than any other time.
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To conclude, there are many activities to do in Ramadan. Muslims and Non-Muslims can share many of these activities. Ramadan is also an eventful month, and observing its events has many benefits.
And don’t forget, a big door of salvation is opening so don’t miss out on it.