The full moon has arrived. The holy month of Ramadan is halfway through. We’re told that the first ten days of Ramadan are the days of mercy, the second ten days are the days of forgiveness and that the last ten days are for seeking refuge in Allah. We start off Ramadan excited and happy with this blessing, but, after the first week we start to slack. Bad habits slip back in and – although we now have our Ramadan routines set – we make are prone to mistakes. We fall into a mid-Ramadan slump.
Because Ramadan is so precious, we don’t want to miss the blessings of a single day. Especially during this middle part, where we have so much opportunity for forgiveness. I’m writing this post to share some of the things which help me make the most of this slump.
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Reflect on your goals
I am a strong believer in the power of goal setting. When Ramadan started, what were your intentions? I like to write them down in a special journal before the start of the month. Rereading those goals, asking myself whether I’m on track with them, and making an intention to stick to them helps a lot.
Increase your repentance
Since these are the 10 days of forgiveness, make a point of asking Allah for it. Many of us have sins, both large and small, which we haven’t considered. Reflecting on our daily lives and asking for forgiveness can be especially beneficial during this time of Ramadan.
Pick up an Islamic Book
You all know that I’m a reader. Having a bit more knowledge about Islam always help. I’ve started reading Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash. I’ve just started reading it, but you can follow my progress on Goodreads. I would also recommend reading some of Tariq Ramadan’s books. They’re difficult to read, but you can learn a lot from them.
Have a reset day
I wrote a post a while back about the benefits of having a reset day. If you’ve been busy with work, or stressed out and finding it difficult to focus on the blessings of this month, having a reset day may help. It’s easy to get distracted by everyday life and lose out, when this month is here to help us make the most of everyday life.
I hope you find this post helpful. A late Ramadan Mubarak to all of my followers and readers. If you liked this post and would like me to write more posts about Islam, please leave a comment below! You can also subscribe to this blog or follow my social media in the sidebar. If you’ve found this post beneficial, don’t hesitate to share it. Wishing you the best for the rest of this sacred month.