With less than two weeks left until Ramadan, the MM team shared their tips for preparing for the special month. Here are their suggestions and comments. Add yours too!
Create a daily schedule of how you're going to make your day different then outside of Ramadan. Schedule the different acts of worship at different times.
Make sure to prepare yourself. As the saying goes, “those that fail to prepare, prepare to fail.”
Create a routine before Ramadan so you can keep it going throughout the month. Just as cramming before an exam isn't a good idea, going from 0 to 60 when Ramadan starts may lead to burnout before the month ends.
Sameera (Content Manager):
Set some goals for yourself and make a plan of how you can accomplish them. (i.e. if you want to read one juz a day, then figure out what works best for you — it could be spacing it throughout the day by reading 2 pages before and after each ṣalāh or setting aside one chunk of time each day to read like your lunch hour at work). If you aren't meeting your goals, don't give up altogether but re-evaluate and do what you can.
Set aside time before Ramadan to make a massive du‘ā’ list covering different areas (deen, work/school, family, akhirah, health, etc.)
Get your heart ready for Ramadan.
Start cleaning out the bad habits/time wasters in your life from now.
Increase your amount of daily Qur'an reading gradually so that you can meet your daily goal for Ramadan more easily.
Take one of last Ramadan's incomplete goals and start working on them right now.
Dedicate time for du‘ā’.
Create a list of things you wish to ask Allāh.
Read Qurʾān , read lots of Qurʾān .
Start calculating your Zakat from now.
Set up a special daily charity fund for Ramadan.
Figure out a way of showing your parents that you love them.
Decrease the time that you are online to only one hour a day so you can use your time for other beneficial acts of worship.
And what do you think? Please share with us!