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For Muslims, Ramadan is the blessed holy month. The Ashra of Ramadan is the blessing of Allah for all Muslims. It is not only a month but also a time for reflection. Self-discipline and devoted worship for millions of Muslims worldwide. As we are talking about the sacred month of Ramadan in 2024, we should also know some important tips: we must take care of our physical and mental health. Spiritual preparations are also important accordingly. Have you witnessed Ramadan for a long time? Or, if your experience is the first, you should follow these easy tips to get the most out of your fasting experience.

The importance of fasting, as fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam,

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In fasting during the Ashra of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam assumes great importance. It is a common practice that Muslims practice in mass every year. It is the first pillar of the religion, which points to a profound devotion to God and following all orders of Allah. Ramadan is the month of fasting for Muslims.

It starts at dawn and ends at sunset. They must eat fast food, drink, and do all other evil deeds. This self-control gives the body a spirit of purity, spiritual awareness, and tolerance towards poor people. Fasting allows Muslims to build a spiritual bond with Allah, prove their discipline, and develop thankfulness for God’s bounties. In this manner, fasting during Ramadan is a crucial pillar of Islam and is paramount for spiritual development.

Tips for a Successful Fast:

Understand the purpose: 

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Before we start fasting, we ought to learn the reason behind the idea of fasting first. Ramadan Fasting involves much more than abstinence from food, water, and drink; it encourages self-control, care, compassion for others, and a closer tie with Allah (God).

Start Early: 

Start to be ready for Ramadan beforehand. Simultaneously, with the decrease in the intake of light meals, caffeine, and sugary foods, people start to form the habit of regular meals. It will allow you to ease into your schedule and minimize the adaptation effort.

Stay Hydrated in Ashra of Ramadan: 

After all, hydration is the most critical thing to remember, especially when fasting for long hours. During this time, drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. You should always drink lots of water between Iftar and Suhoor. Coconut water, fruits rich in water, and soups are good choices besides water to avoid dehydration.

Plan balanced meals. 

When preparing breakfast and during suhoor, make a balanced meal combining simple carbohydrates, lean proteins, healthy fats, and fiber-rich foods. It is a pack of nutrients that will give you non-insulant energy all day and prevent pangs of hunger.

Moderate Exercise: 

To perform rigorous physical activity during fasting is not recommended; however, to maintain overall health, it is recommended to be physically active in moderate amounts. While fasting, try to exercise lightly, like walking, stretching, or yoga, during non-fasting hours to stay active.

Manage Sleep Patterns: 

Good sleep or rest in Ramadan is paramount to having enough energy and attention for the whole day. Strive for seven to eight hours of sleep at night, including a consistent sleep schedule.

Practice patience and kindness. 

Even though Ramadan is about fasting and giving up on eating and drinking, it is also about developing good traits like hopefulness, kindness, and forgiveness. You can use this time wisely by showing patience in the face of difficulties and being sympathetic to those in your environment.

Limit screen time. 

Reduce your electronic devices’ screen time during Ramadan so that the remaining hours will allow you to focus on your needs, studies, prayers, or simply spending time with your family. Rather than this, I prefer prayers, meditations, and having good company with family and friends.

Seek spiritual growth. 

Take Ramadan to facilitate your spiritual growth and self-improvement. Increase your recitation of the Quran, take part in additional prayers like Taraweeh, and repent and ask for forgiveness for what went on in the past.

Stay Positive: 

Always maintain a positive attitude and understand the abundant blessings that Ramadan offers and the countless opportunities to grow even further and blossom as a person. Put yourself in a situation where only positive friends and family are available who will lift and motivate you.

Reflect and renew. 

Make the last ten days of Ramadan known as “Ashra of Ramadan,” when you will worship and reflect, especially on that auspicious night of Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power). Take this chance to seek pardons, give prayers, and act on your deep-existing religious beliefs.

Conclusion

In summary, we must adopt a holistic approach covering our physical, mental, and spiritual preparedness and health. You can achieve a fantastic fasting experience through these minor adjustments and adaptations. I pray that during this Ashra of Ramadan, you attain these enormous spiritual benefits of Allah for His forgiveness and growth.

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