The blessed month of Ramadan has been ended and we all celebrated the Eid al-Fitr the gift from Almighty Allah at the end of Ramadan. We kept ourselves away from food and drinks from dawn to dusk, successfully prayed five times a day in Mosque, most of us also completed the recitation of Quran during the blessed month of Ramadan, we stood up in Tarawih prayers and Qayam-ul-Layl by the grace of Allah Almighty especially in the last 10 days of Ramadan, spent money in zakat and Sadaqat (charity) to seek the pleasure of Allah (SWT).
The month of Ramadan proves for us that we have great potentials to do much of worship and continue elevating and purifying our souls after Ramadan. The heightened feeling of Ramadan’s holiness is to continue the duty of caring for family and relatives (Haqooq ul Ibaad) by reaching to all in times of need, never forgo the zeal of spirituality, thirst for donating alms and invigoration of the connection that has been built between you and Allah. Even Allah has endorsed the one who maintains harmony even in their minor deeds as narrated in Hadith: “And the most beloved of deeds to Allah are those that are continuous, even if they are few.”(Sunan an-Nasa’i)
Below mentioned are a few things or ways that you can do in the post-Ramadan life to maintain the good habits you picked during Ramadan:
- First of all, make Dua that Allah helps you not only keep the good habit but that He (SWT) accepts it and makes it a way for you to grow in closeness to Him.
- Muslims spend more time praying during Ramadan than at other times of the year. Regular prayer is the single-best way to continually renew a relationship with Almighty Allah and keep consciousness of Him at all times. We should keep this habit of offering prayer even after Ramadan so that we can get closer to Allah (SWT) and attain His countless blessings.
- Intention or Niyyah is the key to Allah’s acceptance of our good deeds. We should develop a good habit to impress Allah Almighty not others if we do so then we can attain His mercy and blessings.
- Evaluating ourselves, our intentions, words and actions, every night is a very good and easy way to maintain good habits in our lives.
- Try to keep up the practice of fasting even after Ramadan. It was the favourite custom of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to observe fast on some specific days and many Hadiths authenticate the significance of keeping fast on Monday and Thursday. It is narrated in hadith: “The Prophet of Allah used to fast on Monday and Thursday. When he was asked about it, he said: The works of the servants (of Allah) are presented (to Allah) on Monday and Thursday.” (Sunan Abi Dawood)
- Giving donations or charity to the needy people is not specific to the month of Ramadan that too when Allah has asked His people to give alms to the needy and deserved ones. Donate for mosque construction, feed a poor or the least you can do is to teach someone something good to keep up with the pace of Zakat even after the blessed month of Ramadan.
May Allah (SWT) accept our every little effort and count it
in our balance of good deeds. Let’s make dua that we will maintain the momentum
of Ramadan with much more positive energy and honest intentions.