What I Have Learned This Ramadan

What I Have Learned This Ramadan
What I Have Learned This Ramadan

This Ramadan, I learned the importance of patience and how to be grateful for what I have. This month has been a time for me to reflect on my own goals and the year. It has also been a time for me to focus on my relationship with Allah (SWT) and improve this relationship.

Finally, I have also learned the importance of giving back to those in need, which is very important because there is a lot of poverty around the world; throughout this month, I have tried to do as many good deeds as possible to hopefully make up for any wrongs that I may have done throughout the year.


What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a month-long festival that Muslims celebrate all around the world. The main focus of this festival is to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Muslims believe that fasting during Ramadan helps them get closer to Allah and understand what it means to be humble and grateful.

I have found that Ramadan is not just about fasting but also about spending time with family and friends, being charitable, and increasing your knowledge of Islam. This year, I have learned a lot about the history and meaning of Ramadan, and I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate this special festival.


How Many Days Do you Have to Fast?

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and for Muslims, it is a time of fasting. This means that for 30 days, you abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. I’ve been fasting for about 27 days now, and below are some things that I’ve learned.

  1. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. On the contrary, I’ve found it to be quite refreshing.
  2. Many benefits of fasting include increased spiritual awareness, improved mental clarity, and increased self-control.
  3. You don’t have to be perfect during Ramadan. If you miss a fast or eat something that you shouldn’t have, make up that fast later on in the year.
  4. There are different ways to approach Ramadan.


What I Have Learned This Ramadan


1. Reflection

Ramadan is a time of reflection for me. I think about the past year and what I have learned. I also think about what I need to work on in the coming year.

One of the things that I have learned this Ramadan is to be more patient. This was a lesson that I needed to know; even though I’m a very patient person, Patience is something that I am working on in the coming year.

I have also learned how to be more grateful for what I have. This was a lesson brought home to me during Ramadan when I was fasting and feeling hungry most of the day. 

I was grateful for the food that I could eat when it was time to break my fast. I am also thankful for God’s blessings on me in this past year.


2. Habit-building

This Ramadan, I have focused on building good habits. I have found that if I make a conscious effort to do something every day, it becomes a habit. For example, I now always pray Maghrib (sunset prayer) immediately after breaking my fast. This was something that I had to force myself to do at first, but now it’s just part of my routine.

I’ve also been working on being more patient and forgiving. This has been difficult at times, but I am starting to see progress. I have been trying to achieve this by not reacting immediately to things that bother me.

Instead, I try to take a step back and analyze the situation before taking any action. Overall, I am very happy with the progress that I have made this Ramadan.


3. Balance

Ramadan is a time of spiritual growth and reflection. It is a time to focus on Allah (SWT) and improve our relationship with Him. Ramadan is also a time for balance. Therefore, we should focus on both the spiritual and worldly aspects of our lives.

This Ramadan, I have learned that it is crucial to find balance in all areas of my life. Of course, I need to focus on my relationship with Allah (SWT), but I also need to focus on my relationships with others, career, and health. I can’t neglect these areas if I want to live a productive and fulfilling life.

Allah (SWT) has given us this month as a gift to improve ourselves spiritually. But He has also given us this world as a place to live and work. So we need to balance our time between the two.


4. Giving Sadaqah and Calculating Paying zakat

This Ramadan, I learned a lot about the importance of giving sadaqah and calculating paying zakat. I was always aware of giving charity, but I never really understood the specifics or why it is so important.

After doing some research, I found several benefits to both giving charity and paying zakat. First and foremost, both giving sadaqah and paying zakat help purify your wealth.

This is because when you give to those in need, you are removing any selfishness or greed from your heart instead of becoming more generous and compassionate. Additionally, by donating money to those who are less fortunate than yourself, you are helping to raise them out of poverty and improve their lives.

Another benefit of giving charity is that it helps to build community bonds and promote cooperation.