Salaam everyone! Welcome to the second post of my Moon Wars series.
So, we’re officially a few days into Ramadan and the initial excitement has started to wear off – your energy has begun to fade, and you’re more tired now than ever. No worries, because here are a few Ramadan tips to help you make the most of the rest of this blessed month!
- Don’t skip suhoor! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and because Muslims who fast are only eating two meals per day, suhoor is extra important. Similar to skipping breakfast, skipping suhoor can lead to crankiness, low energy, and headaches throughout the day, all of which can hinder our willingness to perform ibadah, or worship to Allah.
- Use your time wisely. Don’t sleep all day and stay up all night because that is besides the point of Ramadan. Be productive with your time; pray, read Quran, or watch Youtube lectures on Islam. Additionally, the more occupied you keep yourself throughout the day, the less you’ll remember how tired and hungry you are.
- Don’t lose focus. Ramadan isn’t about losing weight – it’s about losing sins. It’s perfectly fine to work out or eat healthy during Ramadan, but keep your intentions pure. You were blessed with this hugely sacred month, and it shouldn’t be wasted.
- Don’t eat too much at iftar. Your stomach will shrink and you will feel full and bloated very quickly if you eat a lot at iftar. It’s best to eat a small amount first, and eat more later if you need to. Also, avoid eating too many spicy foods or fried foods during iftar, as they can lead to heartburn and indigestion, as well as have you burping all night.
- Set a plan to achieve your goals. If you set a schedule for yourself to follow every day, you can block out the times you need to pray and/or accomplish your goal. During Ramadan, many Muslims try to read the entire Quran or pray all their prayers on time. A schedule can easily help you manage your time so that you can accomplish your goals.
That’s all the tips I have for you! Make sure to check out the next post to discover more about Ramadan!