When it’s time to bid farewell to the month of spiritual enlightenment, the month of extra rewards, it makes us wonder if we had put more Khushu in Ibadah, spent more time doing Dhikr, given more charity, and so on.

Alhumdulillah, Muslims are deeply connected with Ramadan. Every year, Ramadan is surrounded by an aura of excitement, hearts are fluttering with the love of Allah (swt), and lips are getting parched from uttering supplications during fast.

Those of us who take religion seriously only in Jummah prayers are rushing to the mosque before the sunrise, attending the long Taraweeh prayers, compromising our deep sleep, and keeping ourselves from those binge habits of nibbling here and there.

Who made us do so?

We believe that this is the month of immense mercy and our trust that Allah (swt) will surely respond to us. The reality is such that nobody is ever sure he would be able to make it to another Ramadan.

However, the million dollar question is: after a month of disciplined life and timely eating, how many of us will be able to control our desires and temptations over the bowlful of Sheer Khurma or a plate of Biryani? After this spiritual, physical, and mental high, are we in a position to continue the spark lit by Ramadan for the next eleven months?

To continue reaping the blessings of Ramadan, I have highlighted some post-Ramadan goals that will enable us to enjoy the best of health and Iman, Insha’Allah.

  1. Retain the habit of early rising

The first golden rule that Ramadan teaches us is to wake up at the time of Suhoor, which is also the best time for offering Tahajjud and other supplications. The Messenger of Allah (sa) said: “O Allah, bless my Ummah in the mornings.” (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah)

This not only gives us a psychological advantage but really is the super productivity tool that can take our life to the next level. It is the time of least distraction, when our energy levels are at the peak. The way we start our day influences how we live our day. There are many success stories based on the Barakah of the early hours.

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