“Fear rips away desires and maddens luxuries so that cherished sins become reprehensible, just as a honey lover is repelled by it when he learns that it has poison in it. This is how fear burns desires; disciplines the organs; subordinates the heart and gives it tranquility."
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It was once white until man touched it, turning it black. The black stone changed color due to the sins of man. Every son of Adam comes into this world unlearned and thus, free of sin.
If this is your first Ramadan, think about what you would like to get out of it. Take a look at yourself and think about the new habits you want to cultivate and those that you want to break, as a new Muslim. Write them down and again, make intention to work through Ramadan in plight of these goals and objectives.
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Your first Ramadan might be just the time to start. Set your alarm for maybe half an hour before Fajr is to be called. When you hear the alarm, don't delay. Get up straight away. If this is a problem, ask your friends to help. Call one another on the telephone to wake each other up.
After discovering the sources of your anxiety, you can plan ways to help you deal with them. You may have a unique situation which you have to prepare for, so you are the best person to develop a solution, though it may help to ask friends or colleagues for ideas.
Just because the situation has become a bit strained, or you have made poor choices, or there is someone in your family who is constantly picking on you or even bullying you – don’t let this define you. Turn to Allah with the will to move on.