Ramadan is only once a year. Thirty days when we need to take a break, think about our lifestyle, maybe change something we always wanted to get rid of. It is the best time to return to ourselves, to regulate our behavior and lifestyle, to heal one’s own heart and other hearts.
If you missed a prayer, you don’t have to miss the next one. If you sinned today, you don’t have to do exactly the same tomorrow. Don’t make your past the reason you didn’t change anything. See it as a lesson for you to do things better today. If the most merciful gave you the chance to meet Ramadan, the month of great forgiveness, start changing some things in yourself for Allah.
Stop worrying about things you didn’t do or things that didn’t go as you planned, and make an effort. As long as a person breathes, he is given the opportunity to become a better servant. And if this opportunity is given to you in Ramadan, you can make programs and preliminary preparations in order to make the most of it.
Remember, Allah doesn’t want you to be perfect, but he wants you to try. It may be difficult for a person to be perfect, but it is in our hands to try to be perfect as much as we can. The Quran says: “Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity…”
It is actually a great source of motivation for us. Because sometimes when we think that everything in life is on us, we become pessimistic by thinking that our burden is too much. However, we understand with the words of Allah that Allah does not give us what we cannot carry, so he points out that we will somehow overcome it, or that we will somehow learn a lesson and move on, even if we do not.
With our Ramadan preparation checklist, we will give you tactics to spend this blessed month in a productive way. At the same time, a four-week Ramadan checklist is prepared for you to get ready for Ramadan!
Ramadan is at the door! Mentally preparing for this is actually by reducing our workload and relieving the tiredness of our minds before Ramadan comes. When the first day of Ramadan comes, you find Muslims all around around the world celebrating and sending Ramadan Kareem wishes and quotes to their family and friends.
If you make a schedule or a Ramadan preparation checklist for yourself, you can take a deep breath and focus on doing your prayers well. Otherwise, you may not be able to benefit from the blessings of Ramadan due to the accumulated work.
At the same time, continuing to do Khatam, Ramadan menu preparations, Sahoor, iftar, your Ramadan days will be organized naturally. If you follow the program that you have prepared yourself, you will have left behind a Ramadan full of faith and blessings Inshaallah.
First of all, we would like to mention that you should not set goals in your Ramadan preparation checklist that will be difficult to implement. This can put psychological pressure on you about the multiplicity and impossibility of what you have to do, and instead of productive days, items that are not applied at all, remain unticked.
A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: “The acts most pleasing to Allah are those which are done continuously, even if they are small. and when ‘A’isha did any act she did it continuously.” (Sahih Muslim)
Hence, for the pre Ramadan preparation, make sure to set reasonable goals in order not to feel disappointed and give it all up. You can even start with the small and easy targets to achieve before going to the big ones.
Being organized and preparing a detailed Ramadan preparation checklist will help a lot to get spiritually prepared for Ramadan and make the most of this blessed month. And, do not forget to prepare a nice Ramadan preparation message to send to your beloved ones and wish them a Happy Ramadan!
The decoration of the house and the traces of Ramadan are noticed by the family and the guests. This enthusiasm in the air will increase your motivation. Neighbors and relatives who visit the house better perceive the value of those blessed days. Because what is beautiful is welcomed in the most beautiful way. You can buy ornaments for your home, or you can make these ornaments as an activity with your family. Here are some home decoration ideas for you;
In addition to the Ramadan preparation checklist, you can also make a simple calendar. Undoubtedly, the ones who are most happy about the arrival of Ramadan are children. Having a hadith or verse written in the pouch prepared for them every day and a small gift next to it will make them much happier than we can imagine!
Sometimes a Masjid made of just cardboard and decorated with lights can give you and your children a sense of worship and love and make you know how to mentally prepare for Ramadan at the same time. Thankfully, you can easily find many ideas on Pinterest.
Here is a special Ramadan prayer guide that you can follow with your children during Ramadan.
In general, when preparation is mentioned, only apparent preparation comes to mind but Ramadan should be met with cleansing the heart. If forgiveness and mercy are knocking at our door, we need to purify our hearts and minds from sins and make room for them to take shelter to know how to prepare for Ramadan spiritually.
Some people may ask: What do you say before starting Ramadan? Strengthen your bond with Allah through making Duaa. Get in touch with the one who opened the doors of mercy to you. Here is a prayer before Ramadan starts:
Apart from the Ramadan preparation checklist and performing obligatory prayers, perform extra prayers with the awareness of Ramadan and these blessed months. But we must point out in this section that you do not do this for the sake of worshiping much. Do it because it really comes from your heart. This is the right reason, to get closer to Allah.
Preparation for Ramadan is from the life of our Prophet, who was chosen as the best example for humanity.
Usamah bin Zaid said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting any month as much as Shaban.’ He said: ‘That is a month to which people do not pay much attention, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which the deeds are taken up to the Lord of the worlds, and I like that my deeds be taken up when I am fasting.” (An-Nasa’i)
The month of Shaban, which is heralded as such, is actually the best preparation for Ramadan in itself. Our Prophet openly mentioned that by giving good news and fasting himself, the best worship that can be done in this month is fasting. From a health point of view, the stomach and body get used to fasting, and the body is prepared for Ramadan.
Being informed about the meaning and importance of Ramadan or increasing your knowledge will enable you to perform your prayers with this awareness and be more sincere and focused when praying or making dua.
Since Ramadan is the month of the Holy Quran, it is highly recommended to create an organized daily Ramadan Quran reading schedule to stay focused and keep your heart close to Allah the Almighty.
Most of these plans and creating an organized Ramadan preparation checklist are very useful to avoid difficulties while fasting during Ramadan. Sometimes things that seem simple and manageable can challenge us in the busy month of Ramadan.
For healthy and easy fasting during Ramadan, here are a few useful tips:
Again this Ramadan, we are here for you with our Special Islamic Studies Courses to make the most of the Holy month and spend it in a productive way learning the Deen of Allah. Also, do not forget to check our Quran Courses for Kids and Adults. All you need to do for a programmed and effective learning program is to pick what suits you best.
May Allah include us among His servants whom He forgives in these blessed months… Happy Ramadan!!