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Have a monthly schedule. Read Quraan regularly andtry to always keep yourself busy and youll find it easierto fastSince Ramadan and Qur’an are closely connected I willsay that much of our devotional life should be focusedon the Qur’an.
Helping others to break their fast as well entails greatbenefits. Fasting really tests our patience; to feel the hungerand thirst. It should also teach us gratitude andhumility.
The devil is chained up during Ramadan,but only for those who fast. Allah is readily open to accept all we ask of Him. Itsonly our own loss that we lack in begging Allah forthings we need.
Break your fast with a date. (Its Sunnah.) Upon Sehr and Iftar time, eating too much fooddefeats the purpose of fasting.
Buy in huge bulks, so that you dont have to keepgoing to the supermarket every other day. Do not cook a huge range of dishes to break your fast- it defeats the purpose of fast. And do not make thewife cook all the time.
If youre travelling, do not fast.If you cant fast due to health problems youcan always help others break theirs which alsoentails reward.
Eating at Suhoor time (during Fajr) is essential because it keeps yougoing throughout the whole day, which makes fasting easier. Andthe Prophet (S) warned us about being too extreme. So eatsomething at least.During the hottest part of the day, stay in cool areas (indoorsor in shade) and limit your physical activity. Exercising whilefasting kind of defeats the purpose of the latter.
During early evening (after maghrib), have a healthybalanced dinner. Do not overeat & drink a few moreglasses of fluids. If you have to go somewhere at a time when youneed to break your fast, or youre at work, take somedates with you.
Seek forgiveness. Remember Allah says whoever isdeprived of the blessings of Ramadan, is trulydeprived. “Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and in the hopeof reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”(Bukhari & Muslim)
Fasting cures many diseases including jealousy,neglect, laziness, etc.Most offensive during Ramadan: 1. Lie 2. Slander 3.Denouncing someone behind his back 4. A false oath5. Greed. Ramadan Tips
For women, fasting during Ramadan is 1/4 thingswhich will lead Allah to say to her "Enter Paradise atany gate you wish." Take advantage!When fasting, if a person can give up halal things hellbe more likely to give up haraam things for thepleasure of Allah Ramadan Tips
Shaytan flows through us like blood. Fasting narrowsthe passages through which Shaytan flows, so hisinfluence grows less.If you have gotten into bad sleeping habitsthroughout the year, start readjusting now so you canwake up for Fajr prayer. Ramadan Tips
Prophet (SAW) said: "He is not a believer who eatshis fill while his neighbor remains hungry by his side."(Baihaqi) "The objective of fasting is to acquire good health. Sovomiting & eating junk food defeats purpose offasting." Ramadan Tips
"If you obey all the commandments of Allah, youllachieve the goal of fasting.""Our intention for fasting should be to seek thereward, forgiveness and pleasure of Allah."Ramadan Tips
"Abstaining from food drink, sex is purpose offasting. But a associating thing is abstaining from falsespeech" Zakir Naik "Associating things to achieve fasting: abstain fromfalse actions, speech and other haraam things."Ramadan Tips
"Anyone who does not leave his false actions & falsespeech, Allah does not require him to leave his food& drink“_ Bukhari "There are many people who fast, but do not achieveany reward except for hunger."[Sunan Ibn Maajah Vol.3 Hadith1690] Ramadan Tips
"Anyone who asks for forgiveness for a sin, it is likehe has not committed the sin." [Sunan Ibn MaajahVol.5 Hadith4250] Fasting acts as intercession for you. Fasting will say"This person left his desires, so I will intercede forhim." [Ahmad] Ramadan Tips
Person can eat in private. So truly fasting is only forAllah. "All acts of worship are for [you], and fasting isfor Me." Man asked Prophet "Which deed can I do which isvery dear to Allah?" Prophet (SAW) replied, "Youfast." [Sunan Al Nasai] Ramadan Tips
"Every deed is between up to 700 times reward. InRamadan it is more than 700 inshallah." [SahihMuslim] "When youre hungry, you dont think of doing otherharaam things. Thats why fasting is a shield."Ramadan Tips
"Anyone who fasts for one day, Allaah will keep theHell-Fire away from that person for a distance equal70 years" Bukhari "Fasts for 1 day, Allah will make trench between him& Hell whose distance will be same as distancebetween heaven & earth" Ramadan Tips
Those who cannot marry, shall fast, for it will givethem chaste and lower sexual inhibitions and thusavoid adultery. "Whoever does not have his sins forgiven in monthof Ramadan its very sad for him & he will not enterParadise" [Tirmidhi] Ramadan Tips
Man asked, "What acts should I which will take me toParadise." Prophet (s) replied, "You fast, there isnothing like it." "They do not read Quran or the authentic hadithwhich is how they fall into error during Ramadan."Ramadan Tips
"The most common error for fasting is that they donot have the intention for fasting - which isobligatory.""The moment Fajr Azaan starts, the Suhr time ends.This normally nullifies (cancels out) the fast. Acommon error."Ramadan Tips
"Some skip their Suhr. They have it earlir instead.You should have it just before the Fajr time - delayit."They delay opening their fast (Iftar) "People will begood as long as they hasten breaking their Iftaar."Prophet (PBUH) Ramadan Tips
"They eat excessively upon breaking the fast - allthrough the night. This is a common error.""Those who go for Iftaar in the mosque, theysocialise, which is totally contrary to the Sunnah."Ramadan Tips
Many Muslims stay awake all night and sleep thewhole day. This invalidates the fast and defeats thepurpose of it. "Common errors: Many Muslims do not give Zakaatduring Ramadan and do not calculate this properly."Ramadan Tips
Common errors: Women prepare a variety of dishesfor Iftarr, thus making women spend more timecooking instead of Worship. Common errors: "Many Muslims spend most of thenight eating and shopping and loitering."Ramadan Tips
"They spend the last 12 days preparing for Eid whenthese days are the most important for worship.""I swear by Allah ... the breath of the person whofasts, is more sweeter to Allah than the scent ofmusk." [Bukhari] Ramadan Tips
Prophet SAW "If it were not too hard for myUmmah, I wouldve made it compulsory to use thetoothpick before every prayer." Using the toothpick does not nullify the fast at all, butit is only encouraged. This is normally a culturalbelief.Ramadan Tips
In Wudhu, sniff the water excessively, EXCEPT infasting. It could nullify the fast. But water must stilltouch nostrils. "The person who gets discharge after casting a look(on his wife) should complete his fast." [Bukhari]Ramadan Tips
The Prophet (SAW) once fasted whilst on a journeyon a very hot day, and it was so hot. [Bukhari,Volume 3, Book 31]‘None of you should fast on a Friday unless he faststhe day before or the day after.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1849)Ramadan Tips
Menstruating women and women in postnatal periodare prohibited from fasting, yet they must make upthe days.It is permissible for a sick person harmed by fastingto break his fast and make up the extra days.Ramadan Tips
Pregnant and nursing women may not fast if they areworried about their health, yet must make up theextra days.A traveling person may or may not embrace fastingwhile away from the home. Yet it is stronglyrecommend not to.Ramadan Tips
He who intends to observe fasting, then fallsunconscious, his fast is nullified. He must make upextra day after Ramadan.Things which invalidate fast: vomiting, masturbating,ejaculation as a result of fondling with the wife, willfulcupping.Ramadan Tips
Things which invalidate the fast: menstrual or post-menstrual bleeding, intravenous feeding, food, drink.Things which do not invalidate fast: Eye drops,treatment of wounds.Ramadan Tips
If a person sat between or above the thighs of hiswife and ejaculates, he should make up for that day &repent to Allaah.It is strongly reccommended by the Prophet to delayyour Suhur (pre-dawn meal) until just before dawn,(S).Ramadan Tips
If somebody verbally attacks you while fasting, youshould say "I am fasting."Eleven rakaat (Taraweeh) after Isha is Sunnah inRamadan - If he does it with Imaam until end, its likehe prayed all night.Ramadan Tips
Things To Avoid in Ramadan: Excessive gargling,sniffing water through nose may invalidate fast sothey must be avoided.Things To Avoid in Ramadan: Lying, back-biting,slandering, reviling, at any time and especially inRamadan.Ramadan Tips
Observing six days in Shawwal. It is preferable toobserve them consecutively after the Eid.Observing White Days of fasting-13th, the 14th, andthe 15th of every month whose reward equals thelifetimes observance.Ramadan Tips
Mondays & Thursdays. These days mans deeds aredisplayed before Allah, so, it is praiseworthy toobserve the fast then.It is unlawful to observe fast of Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, and the three days following it (the days ofTashriq.)Ramadan Tips
Fasting makes man share suffering of Brothers,expends in charity to the poor and needy, trains us,teaches us beauty too.Whoever observes the fast of Ramadhan out of belief& expects reward, in the Hereafter, his past sinswould be forgiven.Ramadan Tips
Fasting of Ramadan is obligatory on every sane,healthy, adult, Muslim capable of fastingIntention for Ramadan fasting must be there.Whoever has no intention to fast before he does(night), his fast is invalid.Ramadan Tips
For old age, or terminal illness, (thus they cannot fast)he should give a meal to a needy person for each dayhe misses."Whoever does not give up forged speech and evilactions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food &drink."Ramadan Tips
When someone is rude to you during fasting, say: "Iam fasting, I am fasting." [Sahih Al-Bukhari]When invited to eat reply to the invitation. If you fast,invoke Allahs blessings (on your host), & if you arenot fasting then eat. [Muslim]Ramadan Tips
A benefit of fasting is to ensure the expiation of oursins.A benefit of fasting is to acquire taqwa, which isgood-consciousness, piety and righteousness.Ramadan Tips
A benefit of fasting is for entering Jannah becausetheres a gate in Paradise which none shall enterexcept those who fasted.A benefit of fasting is to acquire the right tointercede. Fasting will intercede for us on the Day ofJudgement.Ramadan Tips
A benefit of fasting is increase our will power anddetermination.Another benefit of fasting is to diminish and decreaseour desire.Ramadan Tips
Abstaining from false speech and actions is vital inorder for our fast to be accepted. Fasting also helps usachieve this.For having small illnesses such as headaches orstomach aches - fasting is still compulsory.Ramadan Tips
"Anyone who fasts for one day, Allah willkeep the Hell-Fire away from that person for adistance equal to 70 years."[Al-Bukhari]https://www.facebook.com/pages/Islamic-Quotes/160300973991746?ref=hlhttp://www.slideshare.net/effat57Zakir Naik