Ramadan was the period in which the Holy Qur’an was first revealed and many of us dedicate this month to reading the Holy Book. However, as well as ensuring that you’re reading as much as possible, why not share the blessings? Gift a Qur’an to a friend, family member or new member of your mosque and help them on their spiritual journey.
9. Care for Allah’s Creation
When we think of doing good deeds, we often think of our family, neighbours, friends and local community. In short: we focus on people. Yet how much time to we stop and think about Allah’s miraculous Creation? Give thanks to Allah (SWT) and show Him that you can be a trusted khalifa (guardian) of His Earth. Feed the animals in your garden (no bread please!), look after a friend’s pet or rescue a lonely cat – an animal much loved by Prophet Muhammad (SAW)! – from a local animal shelter.
10. Develop a yearly game-plan
Let Ramadan inspire you to make positive changes for the year ahead. Set yourself a challenge, create a Qur’an schedule, start a new charity project – whatever it is, let the positive energy of Ramadan push you to create even more blessed change, all for the love of Allah (SWT).
With these top ten tips, you can make not only the most of the last holy nights of Ramadan must the most of the year ahead insha’Allah. From everyone at Islamic Relief, Ramadan Mubarak!