We need to prepare for many large events in life and this includes religious events. ‘Eid needs a lot of planning and before that the Holy month of Ramadan. Even non-Muslims understand that Muslims will not be around much during Ramadan because it is such a holy month and we put so much dedication into it. We have to start preparing from now to gain the blessings from Ramadan as well as after Ramadan. Mufti Menk has this wonderful talk about preparing for the fasting month!