8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

What to do in Rajab:

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

“I need to improve this year and receive every one of the benefits that I would be able!” are a portion of the contemplations we regularly attempt to accomplish as we investigate the excess days before Ramadan. The test is to remain inspired and hold consistency. A few of us will quite often feel unmotivated as soon as the main seven-day stretch of Ramadan.

Have you at any point gone through that cycle consistently and asked for what reason is it challenging to remain persuaded en route, just to find yourself thinking twice about it eventually?

It is all things considered a decent move to need to accomplish something incredible during Ramadan. Notwithstanding, similar to some other fight, we need to design and strategize to enter it completely ready. There is an expression that goes; “Assuming you neglect to design, you intend to come up short” and Rajab is probably the best opportunity to begin planning for Ramadan.

Rajab is one of the four consecrated months, other than Zulkaedah, Zulhijjah, and Muharram. Allah s.w.t. makes reference to in Surah At-Tawbah:

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إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهورِ عِندَ اللَّهِ اثنا عَشَرَ شَهرًا في كِتابِ اللَّهِ يَومَ خَلَقَ السَّماواتِ وَالأَرضَ مِنها أَربَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ

“Indeed, the number of months ordained by Allah is twelve—in Allah’s record since the day He created the heavens and the earth—of which four are sacred.”

(Surah At-Tawbah, 9:36)

The traditional Muslim researcher Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali cited another researcher, Abu Bakr Al-Warraq in his book Lataif al-Ma’arif:

“Rajab is a month of development, Syaaban is the period of watering the fields, and Ramadan is the long stretch of procuring and collecting.”

This really intends that with the legitimate readiness and exertion especially in the long stretch of Rajab, accomplishing the best Ramadan experience yet can be plausible by Allah’s Will.

Hence, to accomplish the objectives you set, readiness needs to begin now. So the following are 8 straightforward advances that you can follow to get ready for Ramadan:

1. Prepare A Checklist:

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

Indeed, you read it accurately. You need to record your objectives, rather than depending entirely on a psychological agenda. Pen down your agenda of what you might want to accomplish in Ramadan. Thusly, you are subliminally keeping it in your brain also. Then, at that point, hang the agenda where you can see it every single day.

This is to help you to remember your objectives continually.

2. Set Realistic Goals:

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

Put forth the objectives you might want to accomplish however ensure that they are reasonable. It’s alright to define an objective as straightforward as giving or perusing a page of the Quran consistently. Rather than zeroing in on the number of pages, why not center around the consistency of the ‘Ibadah (love)?

A definitive objective is to guarantee the objectives we set don’t end here however it goes on past until we meet the following Ramadan, in say  Allah(God willing). There is an explanation Islam urges us to rehearse balance in each part of our lives so it will be more straightforward for us to support and practice istiqomah (consistency). The Prophet s.a.w said:

أَحَبُّ الأَعْمَالِ إِلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى أَدْوَمُهَا وَإِنْ قَلَّ

“The most beloved deeds to Allah s.w.t are those which are done consistently, even if they are little,”

(Sahih Al-Bukhari)

3. Do Revision To Internalize The Meaning Of Ramadan:

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

Begin by perusing the ideals of Ramadan to assimilate the importance of fasting. For instance, you could learn about the numerous grades of fasting in Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship, a book that comprises choices from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din (The Revival of Islamic Sciences).

Other than that, update the requests and different kinds of recognition that we can recount during Ramadan. It will be useful to know when and how to do these demonstrations of love. At last, on Lailatul Qadar (Night of Power), it is urged to peruse the various sorts of Sunnah petitions during Qiyamulail (night vigil supplications) and receive the extraordinary benefits.

4. Get The Engine Running:

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

We can begin with fasting intentionally, either Monday and Thursday, or on Ayyamul Bidh (the white long stretches of fasting), being the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth day of consistently, or any three days of the month.

 تُعْرَضُ الأَعْمَالُ يَوْمَ الاِثْنَيْنِ وَالْخَمِيسِ فَأُحِبُّ أَنْ يُعْرَضَ عَمَلِي وَأَنَا صَائِمٌ

“Deeds are presented (before Allah) on Mondays and Thursdays, so I love that my actions be presented while I am fasting”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

The Prophet s.a.w was also reported in another hadith:

وعنْ مُعاذةَ العَدَوِيَّةِ أَنَّها سَأَلَتْ عائشةَ رضيَ اللَّه عَنْهَا: أَكانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ يصومُ مِن كُلِّ شَهرٍ ثلاثةَ أَيَّامٍ؟ قَالَت: نَعَمْ. فَقُلْتُ: منْ أَيِّ الشَّهْر كَانَ يَصُومُ؟ قَالَتْ: لَمْ يَكُن يُبَالي مِنْ أَيِّ الشَّهْرِ يَصُومُ.

I heard Muaz say; “I asked Aisyah r.a; Did the Prophet s.a.w. fast three days each month?” She replied: “Yes,” I asked: “Which days did he fast?” She replied: “He did not care on which day he fasted”

(Sahih Muslim)

Likewise, we can pick an activity that we need to do reliably, for example, perusing stanzas of the Quran, awakening around evening time regardless of whether we figured out how to ask only 2 rakaat of tahajjud (night vigil petition) not long before Subuh or giving cause each Friday. Ideally, this will turn into a propensity, during Ramadan as well as after that too.

5. Get ready for Syawal:

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

Do the significant shopping or spring cleaning before we enter Ramadan with the goal that we can give our 100% of the concentration in Ramadan for demonstrations of love. It is irksome to separate our time for Hari Raya’s planning while at the same time attempting to accomplish the objectives we have set in Ramadan. So why not do them now?

6. Plan Your Meals And Work Out:

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

Without a doubt, for us to have the option to do these demonstrations of love, we want a solid body. As the platitude goes, a solid body prompts a sound psyche. Plan your dinners so you will eat tolerably and squander less. Plan your exercise exercises. Fasting ought not to be the motivation to skirt our activity. Do exercises that emphasize strength instead of cardio.

7. Plan For Your Menstruation Days:

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

Women, don’t surrender. These days are there not so much for us to feel miserable nor to shut down the entirety of our deeds. All things considered, we can increment love. There are a couple of restrictions during this time like fasting, imploring, and holding the Quran. Beside that, we can in any case do zikr (expressions of recognition), give noble cause, and assist with getting ready sahur (breakfast) and iftar (breaking the quick).

8. Make Constant Dua

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

8 Tips to prepare for Ramadan in Rajab in English

It was described in Lataif al-Ma’arif by Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali that the sidekicks will ask for a considerable length of time to permit them to securely arrive at Ramadan. They will then petition God for an additional a half year, after Ramadan, so that may Allah acknowledge from them their demonstrations of love seen in the long stretch of Ramadan. We can discuss the accompanying doa:

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَب، وَشَعْبَانَ، وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ

Allahumma barik lana fi Rajab wa Sha’ban wa ballighna Ramadan

“O Allah make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us and let us reach the month of Ramadan.”

(Musnad Imam Ahmad)

And the Dua:

اللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِي مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، وَسَلِّمْ رَمَضَانَ لِي، وَتَسَلَّمْهُ مِنِّي مُتَقَبَّلًا

Allahumma Sallimni li Ramadhan. Wa sallim Ramadhana li. Wa tasallamhu minni mutaqabbala

“O Allah preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me and accept it for me.”

(narrated by Imam At-Tabrani)

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