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22 April 2020

Five tips you need to get a head start this Ramadan!

Faisal Nazir

 

Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family!

The moon has been sighted, the gates of heaven have been opened and this blessed month of mercy has begun. We have been patiently waiting for 11 slow months, waiting for this time where our sins are forgiven, and deeds multiplied. Alhamdulilah, Allah gave us life to see these days. This Ramadan we are asking our donors to Trust Allah, Hold on to Hope and Help Save Lives.

For Londonders, if you haven't got our Ramadan timetable already, you can download it below!

ramadan timetable

We all want to make the most of every single minute, so we’ve got five simple tips to help you to hit the ground running:

1. Brush up on your Ramadan knowledge

You can read the khutbah the Prophet (saw) gave the night before Ramadan - it's the perfect way to get into that Ramadan mindset! This khutbah provides an instructional model for us to follow and practise in our daily lives, especially during Ramadan.

You can find it here. This khutbah gives us hope, that it is a blessing that we are able to see these days and we pray we benefit from them too.

Also, you should also check out our Essential Guide to Ramadan, which includes Sunnah recipes and tips for the first ten days. These healthy recipes will definitely ensure your immune system is strong whilst fasting, especially important with everything that is going around. These recipes include delicious food such as Date, Pistachio and Coconut Breakfast Bars, Talbeenah and other Sunnah foods.

If you haven't checked out our Ramadan mailer, you can have a look at it below and read about the amazing causes you support this Ramadan! 

ramadan mailer

2. Take part in our Ramadan challenge

Sign up to our Step Up For Hope Challenge and get your loved ones to join in! We want you all to get active and fundraise from the comfort of your own home or local park! For each pound you raise, you’ll be providing a meal to a person in need.
 
This is an amazing opportunity to get active, as we’ve all been feeling lazy stuck at home, whilst also remaining safe with everything going on. It’s also helps feed needy people during this blessed month. Many families are missing out on community and Masjid iftars, so your donations are needed this year more than ever.
 
This challenge reminds us that we can help save lives from the comfort of our own homes. There are thousand across the world who do not even have the basic essentials of food and water going into Ramadan. Your 1km run, walk or cycle will provide them with food and hope, showing them that there are people across the globe who care for them.

 

3. Multiply ALL your fasts

Multiply the rewards of ALL your fasts - by sending a Ramadan Food Parcel to a family in need! For just £65, you can provide them with iftar and Suhur for the whole month. You can also provide iftar for one person for just £30 for the entirety of Ramadan, therefore doubling your rewards!

We only get the chance to provide iftar once a year. And only Allah knows best if we will see Ramadan next year. Whilst we have the opportunity to do good, to provide ease to suffering families across the world, we should not pass it up.

Our good deeds are already multiplied during this blessed month, but by providing iftar you can get even more reward. This is a divine promise.

The Prophet (saw) said, ‘Whoever feeds a person breaking his fast will earn the same reward as him, without anything being lessened from the reward of the fasting person’. [Tirmidhi]

4. Give your Fidyah from now

If you are unable to fast due to sickness or old age, give your Fidyah tonight. This will help us feed the needy from day one of Ramadan. The sooner you donate, the sooner your donations can reach those in need. Your Fidyah will help save lives.

‘Whoever saves one [life] - it is as if he had the entirety of Mankind’. [The Noble Qur’an, 5:32]

5. Spread the goodness!

Don't keep these tips to yourself - share them! Get family and friends to sign up to our mailing list, for weekly inspiration, knowledge, and charity causes.
 
'Those who spend in charity, their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord: for them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve’. [The Noble Qur'an, 2:274]
 
Also if you see any of our social media posts, do share and tag your friends and family. We’ll have plenty more tips, Du’as and Islamic knowledge on our social media pages so we can all benefit.
 
On behalf of everyone at Muslim Hands, we wish you a most blessed Ramadan! May Allah make us of those who trust Him, hold on to hope and help save lives. May He shower us with mercy and opportunities to do good and put barakah in whatever we spend for His sake, Ameen.
 
And we've also got this amazing kids activity book so everyone in the family can get involved in the Ramadan spirit!
ramadan activity book
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Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.