When the blessed month of Ramadan comes to an end, we are back into our normal routine lives after Ramadan. We have done our best to execute every single goal of our Ramadan plan. We made it to cleanse our hearts, minds and bodies so we can be closer to God. So let’s discover our hidden potential, reward ourselves for the great efforts we made for executing most of our goals and try to execute the remaining ones because it’s never too late. And to do that we have to do a post Ramadan plan
Allah (the Exalted) said: “Every act of the son of Adam is for him except fasting. It is done for My sake, and I will give a reward for it.”
Fasting is designed by God to increase our taqwa. Read The Reality of Fasting. It is a protection from the fire and from committing sins.
Allah says in Surat Al Baqara: “you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” [Al Baqarah 2:183]
So, now it’s our turn to fight the Shaytan who has been held for the past 30 days. Let’s show the Shaytan that we became stronger after filling up our mosques, opening our hearts to the quran, praying intensely during the night, forgiving and loving each other, doing all acts of worships became easier and more enjoyable.
Put a plan to stay strong after Ramadan:
These tips would help you to inculcate the good habits we gained from Ramadan—no matter how small 🙂
The prophet peace be upon him said: “The most beloved deed to Allah’s is the most regular and constant even though it were little.” [Bukhari]
Keep making Duaa for holding on to our spirituality and positive energy after Ramadan.
“And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning Me, then (answer them). I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.” [Al-Baqara 2:186]
Review your Ramadan activities:
Use any tracker application to set your schedule and keep away the bad habits. Make the intention now that you want to sincerely follow your Ramadan plan as much as you can until you get used to it.
For example, try to keep your Quraan werd (you can reduce the amount of reciting), keep doing your remembrance, and keep on giving charity. Perform voluntary fasts on Mondays and Thursdays of every week and on the 13, 14 and 15th of every month.
“Deeds are shown (to Allah) on Mondays and Thursdays. And I like my deeds to be shown when I am fasting.” (al–Tirmidhi).
“If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (al–Tirmidhi).
Also the fasts of Shawwal as fasting for six days in Shawwal is equivalent to one year fasting. he said, “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and he follows it with six days of Shawwal as if he fast the whole year”
Find a tracking buddy to make a post Ramadan plan with you:
Because we are much stronger when we have a good company to fight the Shaytan, share your plan with your friends or even with your spouse and Insha’Allah more blessings and mercy will enter your household.
Support, encourage, race, motivate, raise your spiritual energy together and put your change plan together
For example, go to the mosque to attend dars together, volunteer to cook iftar, discuss islamic topics.
keep loving and forgiving each other:
“When Allah gives us the privilege to be forgiven on the last day of Ramadan if we fast out of sincere faith and hope for His reward, all the expressions used by Him indicate that ALL our sins will be completely wiped off and our life will be like that of a newborn, pure baby” [Bukhari].
Also, the prophet said, “It’s not allowed for a Muslim to avoid his brother over three nights. They both meet, but this turns away and that turns away, and the best of them is the one who initiates Salam”. So be better than your brother and initiate the Salam.
Finally, Let’s make dua that we will observe the next Ramadan with much more positive energy.
We would love to read your experiences and special moments on after-Ramadan planning.