So you were strong on maintaining the spiritual awakening and bond with Allah in Ramadan, but now it’s almost over and we’re about to end this beautiful month by celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.
The question is, how do you maintain, retain and continue with this sacred state after Ramadan and Eid?
These 5 ways that we’ve jotted down are simple and easy to do, and they require less effort. The whole idea is to incorporate small acts and habits in your daily routine to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
So there are 5 ways to keep your Ramadan spiritually going after Eid!
FAST IN THE MONTH OF SHAWWAL
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ encouraged the six fasts of Shawwal.
He ﷺ said that fasting the six days of Shawwal, combined with Ramadan, is as if you’ve fasted the entire year.
But what is it connected to?
It’s connected to the tail end of Ramadan.
You are already in the habit of fasting anyway, so you take a few days off for Eid or even just one day off and then you start fasting back until you finish. Maybe you’d like to fast Monday and Thursday, or the 13th, 14th, and 15th of the month.
GIVE MORE TIME TO YOUR SALAH
Now that Ramadan is almost over, don’t go back to not praying or delay your prayers. Maintain the discipline and give the second pillar of Islam the time and respect that it deserves. And like we said, don’t go overboard and pray all the sunnah’s or nafl and even tahajjud if you feel you won’t continue later on. Take it slowly every other night.
Remember, the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ′The acts most beloved to Allah, Exalted be He, are those which are done regularly, even if they are small’. (Muslim)
DEDICATE SOME TIME TO RECITING THE QURAN
So you finished the Quran once or twice in Ramadan and then it goes back up on the shelf.
Now how do you get back into the habit of reciting the Quran post-Ramadan and Eid?
What you do is, immediately after your obligatory prayer or immediately before it, you read just 4 pages of Quran.
It shouldn’t take you more than five minutes at most.
4 x 5 = 20 pages.
It’s just a matter of continuing to do those acts in a reduced way so that you can maintain the consistency.
Because the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said,
The most beloved of deeds to Allah are the consistent ones, even if they were small.
KEEP THE SADQAH FLOWING
Continue giving sadqah and reap the benefits of it in this life and hereafter. For eg. if you were supporting a child or fa family, don’t stop. The generous act of giving, whether it’s money, belongings, skills or even time is one of the most rewarding things to do. Moreover, being kind and giving to the needy gives an over all sense of happiness and contentment as well. So, why back down from feeling good about yourself? 🙂
BE REALISTIC AND DON’T TRY TO CHANGE ALL OF IT AT ONCE
The key is to NOT BE HARD ON YOURSELF if you start lagging in your prayers or the time you’ve set to read the Quran, don’t be over ambitious and and try to manage how much you can in the time you have. Make sure your goals are attainable and bear in mind that there will be ups and downs in your productivity and spirituality.