Ramadan Mubarak

As salaamu alaikum,

I hope that your fasting is going well and that you are meeting your Ramadan goals. We are now on the 15th day of Ramadan. What were your goals? Now is time to assess where you are with respect to your initial goals. Whatever the case know that Ramadan is an agenda to change your condition. Allah says: ” Verily we will not change the condition of a people until they change it themselves.” How are you doing with respect to the main goal of Taqwa? I enjoy being disciplined. I think that is the greatest thing this month teaches. First of all you have to have the goal of Taqwa (being conscious and aware of God), then you have to have discipline to get up for Suhur and Fajr. Furthermore you have to push yourself to read at least a 30th of the Quran. Then make all of your salah on time. All along the way, you also have to be careful of what you think, how you act and what you say.  For Iftar you must discipline your eating habits so as not to overeat so that you can make Isha and Tarawih. Then you must be disciplined in your sleep. When you think about it this regimen of discipline could actually make you a highly successful person.  Perhaps we could carry these habits outside of Ramadan. When you look at those who are highly successful whether Muslim or not you see the common traits are high doses of:

1. Discipline

2. Goal Setting

3. Conscious/Awareness

4. Controlling what/when/how much they eat

5. Controlling their sleep, how they sleep and how many hours

6. Repetition

Do you want change your condition for the better?

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