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So, Ramadan is Over… Now What?

So, Ramadan is Over… Now What?

What happens after Ramadan is over? In a natural sense, we know that seasons change. There’s winter, spring, summer, and fall. Similarly so do our spiritual levels.

When Ramadan ends we fear we may slacken after it and sadness may envelope us. Will we be here next year? Will we be given opportunity again to enjoy this month with all its blessings?

Although I’m not trying to get holier than thou on you, I simply want to recognize that just like the natural seasons change, the same happens with our spirituality.

More than just the requirement to fast, we long for Ramadan and all its beauty. We long for the spirit of togetherness, the spirit of sharing and the spirit of betterment to go on.

So, must it end?

No. There is no reason for us to stop whatever good habits we got into during Ramadan.

Fact is, habits are hard to alter, and that’s why developing a good habit is really worth the struggle. Some researchers claim we need just twenty-one  days while others assert sixty-six . No one knows really, I guess.  However, once you are used to your newly acquired habit it is said you do not have to exert much self control to keep it up.


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We just spent many days polishing our act and trying in one way or another to get into the habit of making worship our number one priority. If you want to keep good habits, you’ve got to make sure they remain part of your daily schedule.

Despite the different atmosphere outside the holy month, there remain countless ways to keep the Ramadan spirit alive.

Engaging in  good deeds at all times is a character of upright people and acts of obedience do not have a specific time.

Through, the month of Ramadan worship is normally more than any other time. Yet, worshipping Allah should not be restricted to Ramadan alone as there is no end to a believer’s worship until he dies.

Here are spiritual tools to help maintain our spiritual fitness in the face of so many challenges and distractions.

Offer Supplications

It was Allah who gave us the strength and ability to keep the good habit in Ramadan, and only He can help us maintain it afterwards. Supplicate that you not only keep the habit, but that it is accepted.

Read Quran

The first step to maintaining momentum is to continue nurturing the relationship with the Qur’an. Maybe we can’t keep up the exact amount but we could try at least reading two pages a day.


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Fast

The main difference that distinguishes Ramadan from other months is fasting. Without  doubt fasting is beneficial for both our spiritual and physical well being.

Make fasting a routine throughout the rest of the year. Why not start with the 6 recommended days in Shawal?

The hadith reads:

“Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwal, it will be as if he had fasted the year through.” (Muslim)

It is has also been recommended to fast on Mondays and Thursdays when our deeds are offered to Allah.

Charity

Ramadan always brings out the best in people. Continue to give to those less fortunate just as you did during the blessed month. The needy exist all year round and charity benefits both the person who gives and the one who receives.

It’s not how much you give but how you give. The summer months are here; buy a cold bottle of water and hand it over with humility. Remember, it could have been us performing that tiring menial job. Give anything. Just give. You will be abundantly rewarded.

Allah says:

{O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession.} (Baqarah 2:254)

Ramadan Fruits

During Ramadan we were able to attain piousness. It was a time of renewal and re-establishment of our commitment to Allah. Now is a crucial time to put it into practice all year round. Bear in mind though these actions should not be a burden but done happily and readily.

Ramadan is Over

Remain consistent on those good deeds and refrain from undesirable acts and things.

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said

“The most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it is little.” (Al-Bukhari)

Whatever you were doing, keep it going even if it is less. The key is to stay connected. It doesn’t matter how little we are doing, what matters is that we continue to do something on a daily basis, so we grow and maintain our closeness to Allah.


About Deana Nassar

Deana Nassar is a published writer. As a mother of four, in her home she’s the sole expert on all things related to marriage, children’s psychology, motherhood and creative survival.

She loves charity work, reading and writing poetry, and is mostly known for writing articles discussing family and social issues, faith, freedom, and purpose that comes through God. She can be reached at [email protected]

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