Don’t Let This Ramadan Just Fly By. Plan Your Time Strategically To Reap The Best From This Holy Month.
It always seems that all the random planning and thinking you did a month before Ramadan is still just… thinking. Well, what you planned for this holy month is perfectly happening somewhere.
So what goes wrong? And where does it go wrong? You did think a lot about making a perfect routine plan for Ramadan. But did you actually make a planner? And if you did, then did you ACTUALLY follow it?
You might have started well in both cases, but then you procrastinated. And before you know it, Ramadan gracefully flutters away like a butterfly.
Now don’t let this be one of those Ramadan again. This sacred month brings unimaginable treasures of blessings and success. So prepare yourself and your family to get the maximum of those treasures. And to help you with that, here are 6 useful tips for managing your time effectively during Ramadan.
1. Calculate The Time You Will Dedicate To Ibadah Everyday
In Ramadan, we all try to maximize Ibadah. But it becomes difficult with all the work and responsibilities we have to deal with daily. Planning your routine and extracting the extra hours for Dhikr is best. If you minus all your daily work hours, you’d still be left with 2-3 hours. You can utilize these hours in Ibadah and excessive Dhikr.
2. Utilise The Early Hours Of The Day
When Ramadan comes in summer, Suhoor is very early, so it’s difficult to wake up before Suhoor. In that case, you can use an hour after Suhoor for Dhikr and Nafali prayers.
But when you have Ramadan in winter, Suhoor is late. You can easily wake up an hour before Suhoor to offer Tahajjud, make dua for sehri and iftar, and recite Quran. It’ll be way easier to actively observe prayers because you’ll be active and energized in those morning hours.
3. Recite Quran Daily
Ramadan is the month of the Quran. So a reasonable amount of time must be dedicated to its recitation. But just reciting Quran is not enough. Dedicate your time to reading Tafseer and try understanding the meaning of Quranic verses. It will help a lot in strengthening your Imaan and Taqwa.
4. Avoid Multi-Tasking
If you recite Quran, browse through social media, and handle your child all at once, you’re getting nowhere. Ramadan is specifically meant to understand the last revelation. While reading Quran, stop doing anything else and focus on understanding the meaning. Try to extract that time when you’re left with no work so you can read Quran attentively.
5. Take A Break From Social Media
The purpose of Ramadan is to dedicate most of your time to reciting the Quran and the names of Allah. So avoid excessive use of social media applications in this holy month. You’re going to free a lot more hours just by doing that. Use these hours to understand Quran and strengthen your Iman.
6. Practise Family Halaqa (Study Circle)
Ramadan is the perfect time to bond with your family and grow your Iman. Because the devils are locked up so you feel fairly more spiritual. You can arrange a family halaqa after Iftar or Taraweeh. Read an Islamic book together or share the life story of one of the Sahabas. Study the life of prophets and their sayings. Read and discuss Quranic tafseer. All these practices will surely increase your knowledge and Iman.
Using your time properly during Ramadan can reinforce some amazing spiritual development. Don’t let this golden opportunity go away. Plan and prepare beforehand to get the best of the best from this blessed month.