اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا
O Allah! preserve me for Ramadhan, safeguard Ramadhan for me and accept it from me.
Dear Readers, In Ramadan days are very long, and many people fill their time by spending time on internet. Please be careful and try to be as productive as you can this Ramadan. Don’t forget this is a time for self-reflection, for you to look deeper into yourself and make the changes necessary for a better life. Change your Habits. Improve your Life.
“I’ve been spending lots of time on internet, and this is not good for my ED. I’m either visiting the sites I should not be visiting, or staring at pictures of models on internet. I then compare myself to them and feel bad.” 16 year old female Brussels
Please find below Next Ten Days of Ramadan Prayer Guide. Replace ED habits/behaviours, visits to pro ana/mia sites, time on instagram with these prayers. Inshallah they’ll benefit you greatly in your recovery.
Some Wise Words from Ihsan on Second Ten Days Blessings.
we are now nearly halfway through Holy Ramadan, the blessed and sacred month of fasting, regarding which Allah Almighty states that when observed with excellence, will lead to greater awareness and illuminated consciousness, known as taqwa, or God-consciousness.O you who believe! Fasting has been prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain God-consciousness.— Surah al-Baqarah (Holy Qur’an, 2:183)The Holy Prophet ﷺ also stated that the blessed month of Ramadan is divided into three parts, the first third being mercy, the second third, forgiveness, and the last third, freedom from the fire.We are now in the period during which the gates of heaven are open wide for forgiveness, and for purification from all that holds us down and binds us to material life in dunya, the end of which is fire.I pray the month is going well for you, and I wanted to share a few suggestions to help you complete the second half of Holy Ramadan in excellence and attain to the success and God-consciousness Allah Almighty is calling us towards.1. Eat healthy and nutritious foods, vital foods. Natural foods, closest to their original state, are what Allah Almighty created for us to eat and that best support our system for health, vitality, healing and strength.By eating nutritious foods, you support not just your physical health and wellness, but also your mental, emotional and spiritual health.2. Eat in moderation. Do your best to not overeat in the evening, and allow your stomach to remain light. Overeating is the cause of much illness in the body, and restraint, as was practiced by the Prophet ﷺ, is best.Be eating light, you free up energy for worship, better quality rest, consciousness and spiritual energy.3. Be physically active. Do your best to get some form of physical activity during the day. This is best for the body, and will support the proper management of your energy, which in turn translates into consciousness and spiritual energy.4. Focus on the inner dimension of fasting. The heart of fasting is the fasting of the heart. We do not want to be they “who get nothing from their fast but hunger and thirst.” Rather, we want to be they who attain to excellence and success in Holy Ramadan by fasting from the negative emotions and actions that sever our connection to Heavens and to the Divine Presence of Allah Ta’ala.Sincerely fasting internally from negativity and the lower self is the key to a successful Ramadan and to attaining God-consciousness.Use this sacred opportunity to transcend anger, fear, desire, lust, jealousy, hatred, resentment and the like. Such negative emotions bind us to the lower world and to our lower selves, and prevent us from ascending in consciousness towards the Eternal Divine Presence of God.There is much, much more that can be said, and we still have over half of Holy Ramadan to make the best and most out of this special opportunity and attain to true and eternal success.More important than how one begins is how one ends, and we ask Allah Almighty to give us a blessed and successful end to this holy and noble month, that we attain His divine pleasure and nearness through sincerity and humility, and that He Almighty continue to favor us with His grace throughout the rest of the year. Ameen!To Your Divine Success,— Ihsan
After Duhr Read Surah Fath x 1
After Asr Read Dua Karb x 25 and then Sura Fatiha x 12
After Maghrib- Read Fifth Kalma x 11
After Isha- Read 20 x Nafl (prayer to thank Allah) and then read Sura Ikhlas x 11 Please note: You can pray this salat in 2 rakats as well, whatever is easy for you. You could also do the prostration of thankfulness: Sajdat al-Shukr (Prostration of thankfulness) What is to be said in sujood al-shukr (prostration of gratitude)?
After Asr- Read Durood Ibrahimi x25
After Maghrib- Read Dua Karb x 17
After Isha –Read Sura Imran verse 26 x 40
After Fajr- Read Surah Faitha x 7
After Duhr- Read-Ayat ul Kursi x 11
After Asr- Read Ya Hayoo Ya Qayoomo x 100
After Maghrib- Read Durood Ibrahimi x 25
After Fajr- Read Sura Muzamil x 1
After Duhr- Read Sura Fatiha x 7
After Asr- Read Dua Maghfarat x 25
After Maghrib- Read Fifth Kalma x 11
After Isha- Read Surah Fath x 1
After Maghrib Read Dua Karb x 12
After Duhr- Read Sura Al imarn verse 26 x 12
After Maghrib Read Sura Baqra last two verses x 11
After Isha- Read Salat Tasbeeh x 1 and then Astaghfar tasbeeh x 3
After Asr Read Ayat ul Kursi x 11
After Maghrib Read Durood Ibrahimi x 25
After Isha- Read Salat Hajjat and then Astaghfar x 2 Tasbeehs.