Friday’s Five: Things TO DO in Ramadan

Last week I wrote what you should NOT do in Ramadan, this week I am telling you what you should do.

  1. Be nice to those around you, even if you don’t know you.  Just smile to people(الإبتسام في وجه أخيك صدقة).  Help someone across the road, carry the groceries for your neighbor or help your mom cook Iftar.  It doesn’t have to be something elaborate, simple gestures of appreciation and niceness go a very long way.  Islam and Ramadan are not just about the religious acts but about every day good behavior that makes us better people and a better community as a whole.
  2. Give to a different charity.  Think outside of the box, help a couple to get married, help someone out of debt, buy translated Qurans for new converts.  Think of charities or things that people don’t really remember and you will come up with great ideas.
  3. Forgive. If you are holding any grudge against someone, find it in yourself to forgive, forget and let go.
  4. Learn and teach a hadith a day or teach a child a day about Ramadan. My good friend GJoez is teaching us a hadith a day on her facebook status (جزاها الله خيرا).  It is a beautiful idea, she gets to reach all of her friends.  Even if you don’t want to do that, pick a hadith from el Bukhari or a good hadith book, read it’s explanation and share it with your family or friends.  If you have a child, neice, nephew or can borrow any munchkin from anywhere, teach them something about Ramadan or Islam.
  5. Tie your yearly Zakat with Ramadan. Any money or gold that has been in your possession for a year has zakat which should be paid.  It might be easier to tie your zakat with Ramadan because it is a memorable date,  it is also a good time for more 7asanat.

P.S.  You also should pray Tarawee7, read Quran and generally find your better spiritual self.  But then again all of you should already know that.  I was just trying to point out what might not be so obvious

23 Comments

  • At 2009.08.28 15:50, gjoez said:

    Nice Post Jessyz!

    Thanks for the reference. I got inspired by your QotD. :)

    Then again, I followed your advice and posting a link to the Hadeeth Source of further reference!

    • At 2009.08.30 12:44, jessyz said:

      I am loving it. I just wish people would comment and we could discuss how to follow the advice in the Hadiths.

      • At 2009.09.06 07:42, mashala said:

        hi love muslim people because they are muslims!

        • At 2009.08.29 10:16, Hicham said:

          Nice one Jessyz, I enjoyed them. Ramadan kareem since you are Egyptian ba2a 😀

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            • At 2009.08.29 14:24, RJAY said:

              My favourite is the zakat because then ur 7assanat are doubled :-)

              • At 2009.08.30 12:44, jessyz said:

                Mesh keda bardo, thanx to Mum for doing that one for us 😀

                • At 2009.08.29 17:11, Bodyc said:

                  Hi, Ugh, I liked! So clear and positively.
                  Thank you

                  • At 2009.08.30 01:59, loolt said:

                    I like your blog :) I really like your point no 1, many people seem to forget that a smile is a sadaqa, and we have many kishreen muslims out there, which is such a shame. :)

                    • At 2009.08.30 12:50, jessyz said:

                      Sa7! Have you ever counted the number of smiley people on the street and the number of kishareyeen?

                      You would be amazed, it’s like 1 smiling and 78 boozo lawi boozo

                      • At 2009.08.30 10:40, inas said:

                        masha2allah

                        • At 2009.09.06 07:41, mashala said:

                          hi i was wondering if you were a true muslim and if you are leave a comment like a true muslim!

                          • At 2009.09.08 12:21, jessyz said:

                            I always reply to comments, it just sometimes takes some time.

                            • At 2009.09.06 07:39, mashala said:

                              i love ramadon and i lost weight about 6 pounds in 2 weeks! MASHALA (and by the way mashala is not my real name)

                              • At 2009.09.08 12:21, jessyz said:

                                Great for you on the weight loss.
                                I love Ramadan too.

                                • At 2009.09.15 13:22, nasir said:

                                  allah is one he has no challenge

                                  • At 2009.09.15 13:23, nasir said:

                                    ramdan is very nice month in muslim

                                    • At 2010.08.10 04:42, yasmin said:

                                      salam

                                      • At 2011.08.01 11:51, iman said:

                                        it looks like alot but at the end of the days it worth it
                                        to see how much u can acheive in a month ull be suprised on what you can do with lifetime

                                        • At 2011.08.01 21:24, jessyz said:

                                          true, very worth it

                                          • At 2012.07.05 18:32, shazma said:

                                            Masha Allah!! the first point is very very easy to acheive, but the other ones are even more easier with the help of Allah Al Mighty.
                                            Everyone who read my reply, use TWITTER or any other social websites besides facebook..boy cott it!!

                                            • At 2012.07.05 18:38, shazma said:

                                              i’m sorry, use other social websites, INSTEAD of facebook…..boy cott it because every muslim should hate.It had a competition that was even more than disrepectful to us as a muslim..but i think many of us have forgotten it.
                                              Well im reminding u again…BOY COTT FACE BOOK….!!!!!!

                                              • At 2012.07.20 21:47, ayana said:

                                                what month is ramdan? does it come after Ramadhan?