Keeping up with Ramadan Habits
The end of Ramadan always feels weird, doesn't it? It is like this amazing friend pushes you be the best Muslim you can be for a whole month before leaving you and saying 'Take care of your imaan'. I'm sure you've seen this quote all around social media, and I think that as bittersweet as it is, it's a beautiful reminder to keep in mind! That's why today, I thought I'd share with you a few tips to preserve the essence of Ramadan and keep up with the habits you've started!
1. Start with reflecting upon the past few weeks
Whether you had a list of goals you wanted to reach at the beginning of the month or took the day as it came, trying your best to juggle with normal life and acts of 'ibadah, looking back on your month now is an excellent way to reflect on what you accomplished and what you may have done better. Write down the habits you've successfully added to your daily life, add the ones you'd like to implement and start tracking everything.
2. Make Islam your priority all year around
Once Ramadan is gone, we tend to go back to our life and not prioritise our deen anymore... But why is that so? I mean, Ramadan is not even one of the sacred month Subhan'Allah, yet we are so much more devoted to Allah when it is around. Sure Sheytan being chained plays a part in this, but being aware of it also makes it easier to say 'Astaghfirullah' and make a positive change in your life! You can for example make it a point to always pray on time, or at least catch up one your prayers as soon as your home from work instead of scrolling on social media. You can also plan things like 'reading Quran' or 'fast this Monday' directly in your calendar if it makes it easier for you!
3. Remember you are more than Ramadan
It is so easy to think 'I'm not a great Muslim but I should at least make an effort during Ramadan...', right? While this mindset is definitely a good step towards Allah, it can also be quite dangerous for your imaan as you'll end up being stuck in that vicious circle of only trying to be good during this blessed month, instead of taking it as an opportunity to change for the best! Ultimately, Ramadan is not a joker you can use to compensate for not following His commandments the rest of the year. This means you need to have the right intentions: you might struggle to stop a sin, but if you stayed away from it during Ramadan and are genuinely trying to end it all year around, The All Mighty will still notice it!
May we all be able to keep up with our Ramadan habits and resolutions until the next one insha'Allah! In the meantime, make sure to have a look at our spring collections: Persian Perfection, Turkish Tales, Moroccan Magic, which are perfect for a sunny picnic or barbecue!