The Battle with Ramadan

If one could personify Ramadan, it would be an individual from whom you simply could not remove your gaze – hypnotized by its magnanimity. This individual would command the presence of a legendary hero, a champion, that single-handedly imprisoned the devils of this world, and has now arrived to free us from the pits of hell. Ramadan, the only guest that visits millions around the world yearly, yet never overstays its welcome. That one guest for which innumerable slaves pine, cry and surrender for. And at last, 11 months later, it has arrived at our door-step Alhamdulillah (All praise is for Allah). Rather, it has spent two-thirds of its destined time with us already, and is well under-way delivering its end-game: The Night of Power. That same night during the last ten on which our worship is worth 1000 months.

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I’m Not Fasting and It’s Awkward

A month or so ago, my colleagues started asking when Ramadan was. The conversation made me think about how I would respond when, being a girl, I wouldn’t be able to fast everyday in Ramadan. I’m not the kind of person who’d happily say why not, but at the same time I’d want to avoid lying. I took to Twitter to ask my followers how they would deal with such a situation. but I think only about 10 of my followers actually read my tweets and none of them helped me out.

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Ramadan Reality Check: Burnout or Speed Up

For me, the weeks and days leading up to Ramadan are filled with hope, enthusiasm and determination. I look forward to the days and nights of tranquility, and a sense of unity among the ummah, worldwide. I long for the shayateen to be locked up, so that I can begin my soul searching and be steadfast in my worship. Just the thought of having the chance to improve myself and gain both reward and forgiveness seems to relieve my heart and make me happy.

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Don’t Lose Your Strength When You Find Ramdan

So, it’s about that time. We’re finally reaching the blessed month of Ramadan, and we are all excited. Many of us will be setting goals for ourselves in terms of gaining more in a spiritual sense, doing more good deeds, helping family, friends, those in need and ultimately making the most of this Ramadan. However, some of us will do all that, while also trying to juggle our own training routines alongside long nights in the Masjid praying Tarawih. So, what is the best way to train during Ramadan?

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4 Ways to Prepare for Ramadan

Ramadan is almost here.

Some people are great at doing Ramadan. I’m not one of them. I find it hard, every single year. Here are four things I know I can do to prepare for Ramadan. I’m writing them mainly for myself, but maybe others will find it useful.

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