Amani Elaameir, 11, from left, Dana Elaameir, 18, and Randa Mustafa, 17, read the Quran during Ramadan at Redmond's Muslim Association of Puget Sound. The hijab is not only a headscarf and a modest style of dress, but also reflects a woman's conduct and actions, says Dana Elaameir. "It's my responsibility to accurately represent my religion and how proud I am of it," she says.
There is far more to Ramazan than ifttar deals and telling each other ” Menay kitnay Roza Raklia”, it is about being humble, giving charity and becoming closer to Allah. Here are 8 great ways to make the most out of the holy month.
1) Read Quran Daily: You are rewarded with 10 deeds for each letter that you read from the Quran.
2) Be Humble: Humility is an integral part of fasting but unfortunately, many people behave otherwise – going to expensive eateries or throwing huge iftar parties. Stay humble and avoid overeating.
3) Spend wisely: Instead of wasting money on needless luxuries, spend it on the poor and the needy.
The Quran says, “You shall not attain righteousness until you spend out of what you love (in the way of Allah). Allah knows whatever you spend.” (3:92)
4) Visit the sick: During the holy month, visit the sick and talk to them. It is Sunnah.
5) Praying Salaat :Attain extra blessing during the month by praying Salaat.
6) Increase your remembrance of Allah: This is as simple as doing zikr whenever you get free time out of your routine.
7) Give Ifari to the poor: Share the happiness of the blessed month with the less privileged as Allah will reward you many times more in the afterlife.
8) Abstain from talking bad – The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak a good word or remain silent.”
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