As Ramadan comes to an end, many Muslims around the world are getting ready for one of the most exciting days of the year: Eid-Al-Fitr!
Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the 30-day Ramadan Fast in which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, and enjoy family meals throughout the month.
As Eid closes in, this is a great opportunity for us to reflect on the many blessings that we’ve been given during the month of Ramadan, as well as throughout our lives.
During Ramadan, we’ve had to endure patience, pain (in the form of hunger and thirst!), endurance, and more. We have also had to push ourselves to become the best versions of ourselves that we can be, and optimize our time with good deeds and abstain from wrong-doing.
It’s easy to forget about our struggles as well as our blessings once the month of Ramadan is over. Many of us feel that we are just back in our same old routine doing the same old thing.
Here are a few tips to keep your “Iman High” post Ramadan:
Set Your Goals.
Creating a daily “to-do” or “goals” list is a good way to put your priorities in check. Maybe you were reading a set amount of Qur’an per day during the month of Ramadan. Try to keep that on your daily “to-do” list so that you will always be reminded to keep up the good work.
I personally use the Reminders app on iPhone and make it a point to check my daily task list to make sure there isn’t anything I missed. With our busy lives, especially outside of Ramadan, it’s easy to forget about the things that keep us spiritually connected with Allah (swt).
Keep Up that Duaa
Many of us wait until Ramadan comes around to really pour our hearts out to Allah (swt) as we know this is one of the most beloved times to Him. However, making duaa a habit during Ramadan, will make it easier for you to keep it up right after Ramadan. Set a time everyday as your “You & Allah” time and really connect through duaa.
Get Your Friends in on it
Having a support system with like minded people who will keep eachother accountable for their daily tasks, is such a priceless thing. Have a group of friends who share your interest of keeping up your iman, and share with them your goals while they share theirs with you, and check up on each other once a week to see how you’re doing. If you didn’t do so well one week, they can encourage you, and vice versa.
And most of all, we pray that you all have a blessed and wonderful Eid, filled with love, barakah, and lots of sweets!