How to Celebrate Ramadan

It can be tough trying to celebrate Ramadan in the West. Life is lonely and stressful. Make your Ramadan more lively this year.


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    Go to the mosque. Even though it might be far away, you should go anyway. You might make some friends. Also, food is served to break your fast, and the mosque also provides dinner and dessert. You won't have to worry about cooking for a whole month!
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    Pray. This four letter word can mean a lot sometimes. It helps you gain virtue. It's also beneficial when Allah answers prayers that come honestly from your heart. Remember that an open heart leads to an open mind, especially if Allah is remembered in your heart and mind. Read the Qur'an with the translation. It's really heart-warming and it motivates you to do righteous deeds.
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    Learn a new recipe. After a whole day of fasting, your family's going to be expecting something good. The same goes for the heavy breakfast before Fajr time. Your family will feel satisfied, and Allah will shower you with blessings for making them happy with good intentions.
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    Refrain from doing bad deeds. All your hard work will go to waste by keeping the bad behavior persistent.
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    Read some hadith about Ramadan. You'll learn what its purpose is (the Qur'an gives detail too). You'll also run over some wisdom while you're reading.
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    Give alms. It'll make you feel good! Also, it's an obligation. Remember that once you give charity, you can't take it back. That's why you should have good intentions before you do anything good.


  • Prayer is the key to Paradise.
  • Ask Allah for forgiveness open-heartedly when you commit a wrong deed.
  • On the 27th day when Allah determines the course of the world for the following year, forgive and cleanse your soul or pray for a year of blessing.
  • Ramadan is one of the holiest months in an Islamic year. Take advantage of this blessed time to pray for forgiveness. There's a bigger chance that you'll be forgiven.
  • Have Iftar parties with all your Muslim friends and Family members. Just make sure to plan beforehand.
  • Read more of the Quran (Holy book) since at this time of year, its more beneficial.


  • Avoid bad deeds!
  • Don't become angry.

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