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Ramadan Ready! Tips to prepare our โ€˜PIESโ€™ for Ramadan.

Alhamdulillah, Ramadan is dawning upon us once again. In just a few days, Muslims around the world can look forward to a month of ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ, ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ.

This year, Muslims in Singapore welcome Ramadan with much gratitude as we look forward to the easing of our safety measures.

Insya Allah, we will see our mosques bustling once again with prayers and charity activities, a scene that is very much missed since we were hit by the pandemic more than three years ago. Indeed, Allah SWT says in Surah Al-Allah (swt) says in Surah Alam Nash Rah verse 5 and 6.

ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽ ู…ูŽุนูŽ ุงู„ู’ุนูุณู’ุฑู ูŠูุณู’ุฑู‹ุง (5) ุฅูู†ู‘ูŽ ู…ูŽุนูŽ ุงู„ู’ุนูุณู’ุฑู ูŠูุณู’ุฑู‹ุง (6) (5) For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. (6) Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.

In this surah, Allah SWT promised that when there is a difficulty, a relief will come with it and indeed, His words are nothing but only the truth! Masya Allah.

With a humble heart and joy, letโ€™s welcome Ramadan with a โ€˜Ramadan Readyโ€™ mindset by preparing our P(hysical), I(ntellectual), E(motional) and S(piritual) well-being.

1. Preparing Physically

Ramadan brings about some changes to our daily routine. Thus, it is advisable that we prepare our body in advance so as to cope with the sudden shifts. Some examples include:

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  • ๐’๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ข๐ง๐ž in your drinks. It helps to reduce lethargy during the first few days of Ramadan.

  • ๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ before Ramadan. If you are not able to complete them, do remember to pay fidyah and complete your owed fast this year.

  • Develop ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐š๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables to your diet and cut down on snacks as you get close to Ramadan.

  • Adjust your ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ž๐ž๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ by turning in after Isyak and waking up for Fajr daily before Ramadan. It helps to train your body to wake up for Tahajud and sahur.

2. Preparing Mentally

The first step to preparing our mind is to set our intentions or niat right. Citing a hadith, "Actions are (judged) by intentions (niat), so each man will receive what he has intended for.โ€ [Bukhari & Muslim].

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As such,

  • Make the ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง to have a ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ๐š๐๐š๐ง experience.

  • Do ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ in backbiting, slandering, gossip or ๐ง๐จ๐ง-๐›๐ž๐ง๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ that may rob you of earning good deeds.

  • Make an effort to ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ (๐š๐ค๐ก๐ฅ๐š๐ค) and follow through this good habits even after Ramadan.

  • List and ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง all that must be done before and during Ramadan to prevent stress and fatigue which may take you away from performing your worship and your other obligations well.

3. Preparing Intellectually

It is never too late to increase our knowledge and appreciation for Islam and its teachings. In fact, those who continue to seek knowledge are the ones that Allah SWT loves.

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  • Take ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ from reliable sources or seek clarifications from our asatizahs.

  • ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ organised by mosques or socio-inter-religious organisations to find out more about the month and significant events that happens in this blessed month.

  • Follow your mosqueโ€™s social media platforms for ๐ญ๐š๐ณ๐ค๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ก ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ and take the opportunity to ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ, ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž for a better and informed you.

4. Preparing Spiritually

As a practising Muslim, we must consciously take the effort to be close to Allah SWT. Indeed, the remembrance of Allah enriches and gives light to our souls.

โ€œVerily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find restโ€ Quran 13:28.

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Aim to ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ such as :

  • Praying your obligatory ๐Ÿ๐š๐ซ๐๐ก๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž.

  • Performing the ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ง๐ง๐š๐ก ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ such as ๐ƒ๐ก๐ฎ๐ก๐š, ๐“๐š๐ก๐š๐ฃ๐ฎ๐, ๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ซ and ๐“๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฐ๐ข๐ก either at home or in the mosques diligently.

  • Learning about the ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ๐š๐๐š๐ง.

  • Setting a goal to internalise and understand your ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ and ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ƒ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ซ daily.

  • Carrying out ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค, either by volunteering yourself or through donations to help your community in need.

Preparing our PIES for Ramadan may benefit not only us during the blessed month. The practices that we carry out in Ramadan may just be a habit that will take us through the rest of the year. Let us aim to thrive and attain a higher state of mind. May Allah bless us in this remaining days of Syaa'ban and allow us to meet Ramadan, and Allah knows best.

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