Reduce Digital Disruption
Ramadan is a time of reflection and appreciation of your blessings, so take time to keep your distance from the TV, social media, and other digital mediums. These can all hinder you in terms of deepening your connection with Allah (SWT), which is what Ramadan is all about. Unless you’re reading the Qur’an on your tablet or smartphone, digital activity won’t be beneficial to your journey of faith during this time.
Visit the Mosque
Ramadan is all about strengthening your connection with Allah (SWT), and what better way to do so than spending your evenings at the mosque? Spending as much time as possible at the mosque, offering additional prayers, and dedicating yourself to worship is one of the best ways that you can make use of the last 10 nights of Ramadan.
Seek Allah’s (SWT) Forgiveness
Guilt and previous sins can really hold a person back, which is why Allah (SWT) takes time for those who request forgiveness. One of the best ways to incite mercy during this time is to refrain from a negative vice as this displays a willingness to improve yourself in the name of Allah (SWT).
Start a Hajj/Umrah Fund
Every good deed starts with an intention; therefore, the ideal opportunity to commit to doing good for the rest of the year is now. One of the most sacred times of the Islamic calendar is the ideal time to start a hajj/umrah fund in anticipation of the blessed journey that you’re about to embark on.
Since the Qur’an was initially revealed in Ramadan, the last 10 nights should be taken as an opportunity to read the Holy Book. As you read, you should make it your mission to share these teachings with everyone around you. You might even give the gift of a Qur’an to a family member or friend, or even to a new member of your mosque. Give someone the gift of a spiritual journey before Ramadan comes to a close.
Look After Allah’s (SWT) Creation
The notion of good deeds is often attached to people, but what about Allah’s (SWT) creation that is home to us all? During the last 10 nights, you should make a conscious effort to care for the Earth and all the animals that inhabit it. You might feed the animals in your garden or rescue an animal from a shelter. No matter how big or small the commitment, Allah’s (SWT) creation can’t go unnoticed during this time.
Plan for the Coming Year
Now is the perfect time to plan and make progressive adjustments for the coming year. Whether you form a Qur’an schedule or embark on a charity project, there are so many positive steps that you can take to become the best version of yourself. Each new year should be taken as an opportunity to improve.
Donate to UKIM
Finally, why not donate to UKIM during the last 10 nights? Every donation, regardless of size, has the power to change lives.