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April 13, 2022

How to Keep Going After the First 10 Days of Ramadan

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Alhamdulillah, we’ve completed the first ten days of Ramadan! In sha’ Allah, we’re now ready to head into the middle of the month, a period which for many is the most challenging.

Some of you may have noticed your energy and enthusiasm slowly declining. But don’t despair! We’re here to give you that extra burst of energy and enthusiasm you need to keep the momentum going.

As we move through the next two thirds of Ramadan, this is the time to revive your intentions and continue the month the same way you started, with determination and willingness. So, if you need some extra motivation, below are five tips that might help.

1. Revise your goals
Revisit the goals you first set at the start of Ramadan. Are you on your way to achieve your goals? If not, don’t worry! It’s not too late to catch up if you’ve fallen behind. Take a deep breath, make plenty of du’a and carry on right up to the finish line!

2. Prepare for the last ten days
Do your research about the best ways and times to worship so you’re fully prepared for the last ten days. As these sacred days of Ramadan hold great importance, you don’t want to miss out on their enormous benefits.

3.  Make a routine and stick to it
If you’ve neglected the nightly prayers, now is the time to ease into a more dedicated night-time routine. Our routines are out of whack in Ramadan but remember there are more blessings at night than during the day.  If you’re not feeling energized enough, this can be difficult.  Take a nap during the day to restore your energy levels so you can stay alert at night. Do everything you need to prepare yourself for these upcoming nights of immense reward.

4. Read to understand the Qur’an
As Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an, a lot of people try reciting the holy book. However, with the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is very easy to fall behind. As these middle ten days can get difficult, it’s a perfect time to catch up and get back on track. If you are on schedule, why not read the translation so you can understand the teachings of the Quran and make the experience truly transformational.  

5. Remember Allah (SWT)
To ward off laziness, anxiety, and stress remember Allah (SWT). Use every available opportunity to perform dhikr. Dhikr is very beneficial. It enlightens the heart and brings peace. It's one of the easiest and most beneficial acts of worship.

Follow these five tips and make the most of the rest of this blessed month. May Allah (SWT) accept all our fasts and good deeds. Ameen. Ramadan Mubarak!


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Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).