Ramadan in Islam is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day. It is a time of spiritual reflection and discipline.
Ramadan usually lasts for 30 days, starting with the sighting of the moon over mecca. This year’s Ramadan is expected to begin on Monday, 12 April 2021 and end on Tuesday, 11th may 2021. If you are a Muslim, you know by now that the transition from eating when you like to fasting from dawn to dusk is not a minimal task. There will be a shift in lifestyle and spiritual habits. You will definitely need to be able to adopt. Today’s article highlights five things you can do to be better equipped for Ramadan.


It is very important to stock up the house to avoid grocery shopping trips during your fast. It is advisable to go on a diet or make changes to what you usually consume to allow your body adjust beforehand. Avoid snacks between meals, try to cut out fast food and only stock up food items that are nutritious to help you adapt to the two daily meal rule that is allowed during Ramadan.


To let your body adjust comfortably, you can fast voluntarily some weeks to the beginning of Ramadan. If you already do this, remember that it is not advisable to fast on the last one or two days before Ramadan starts. Take those days to really nourish yourself and be in good physical and mental condition for the fasting.


Fasting during Ramadan is compulsory for all adult Muslims except those who are diabetic, pregnant, sick, elderly, breastfeeding or traveling. Due to this, you ought to visit a doctor first if you fall into any of the above categories. If you have unhealthy lifestyle habits like drinking and smoking, you ought to cut down on the habits beforehand to make the month of fasting easier.


If you are a late riser, the changes in routine might be a bit hard on you. The key is to identify factors that affect your sleep schedule such as work patterns and find ways to make adjustments beforehand to help you ease into the holy month. The first meal of the day before fasting begins well before sunrise to adopting early on will have you finding it easier and easier to wake up on time.


Ramadan as stated earlier is a period of spiritual reflection and devotion to Allah. While you try to put physical things in order, do not forget the spiritual and mental aspect. You can get into the habit of reciting the Qur’an and praying more. Also, remind yourself of key religious texts. All of this is in a bit to prepare you mentally and spiritually for the holy month. You can also endeavor to give more to charity or engage in spiritually uplifting acts of kindness prior to Ramadan.

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