During Ramadhan, please….
There are a LOT, yes a LOT and PLENTY of yummy food and delicacies in Ramadhan Bazaar. Since we are buying with an empty stomach, we tend to buy more than we can eat. Finally after we break our fast, most of the food left uneaten and become a waste , which finally to be thrown away.
Hotels will have plenty of break fast packages which costs a fortune to whom are not lucky as us. If possible, do not indulge in buffet packages like this. Ramadhan is a about being moderate so we can focus on tarawikh prayers after we break our fast.
2.Don’t over eat
Some people say they love Ramadhan because all of the great and delicious iftar(breakfasting) meal. People, please FOCUS! Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility and spirituality .It is also to be in the shoes of poor people who most of the time, they manage to have only one or two meal per day. It is also about sacrifice, self control and empathy which should lead to generosity and charity in form of zakat and giving a feast to poor people during breakfasting.
Remember over eating can cause health problems which is in contrast of fasting which can promote healthy body after eleven months of eating and one month of relaxing our tummies!(I guess Dr Hidayah can elaborate more on the benefits of fasting to our health )
3.Don’t talk too much
It is common for us, more talking, more rubbish we might say. It is said we better be in silent if we don’t have good things to talk. And during this Ramadhan month, it is better we accustomed ourselves for more Quran reading, zikir and doa’ as our prayers is most probably be granted when we are fasting.
Slander talk and gossips should be prohibited as not only we might make a sin towards the people we are back biting, but also make your fasting become unworthy.
4.Don’t over slept
Sometimes due to tiredness of fasting, we tend to sleep longer in daytime to compensate for it. Most readers have known this, a good sleep time is before Zuhur (afternoon)prayer which takes about 15 to 30 minutes only. And never sleep after Asar (evening) prayer because it can make you more exhausted. Sleeping throughout the fasting day can result in your fasting is nulled.
I know sometimes (or most of the time), the things I’ve listed above are usually the main subjects that are hard to resist. I’m no ustazah and my writing here is a also a reminder for myself. And I’ll be happy is the sharing of this article will benefit us both.
Happy fasting and salam Ramadhan Al-Mubarak to all MomBloggersPlanet readers…not forgetting to moms-to-be and breastfeeding moms. A sincere fasting will reward and purify our soul. Amin.
From Catlina ,Cikgu Fly and Insyirah.