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Ramadan is a holy month

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated as the month during which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Muslims must refrain from food and drink during daytime and fast. This can present challenges if people have not prepared well for the fasting period. The following can be done to ensure successful fasting during the holy month. Reducing intake of salt and sugar goes a long way in as it makes the body get used to such decrease so that during the sacred month, individuals can fight food and drink cravings. It is also vital to stop snacking to make the body used to three meals a day discipline during Ramadhan. Besides the food, praying to Allah to grant good health is critical for the fasting period. Muslims are also encouraged to start repenting and seeking forgiveness from God before they start Ramadhan. Therefore, it is recommended to seek forgiveness from family, friends, and any other person.

Moreover, people should seek blessings from parents if they are alive and commit to daily duties. It is also good to plan what an individual will do during the month and set achievable goals during the fasting period. Individuals can practice fasting before the month to prepare the body for the month. Revisions can also be done to ensure that one familiarizes themselves with the meaning of Ramadhan. Supplications that can be recited during the period of Ramadhan should be revised for people to increase their knowledge, making one know when and how to do different acts of worship during Ramadhan. People should also read different types of Sunnah prayers.

To give all attention to Ramadhan, individuals are encouraged to do a lot of shopping and spring cleaning to dedicate 100 percent of their time praying to avoid any distractions. Muslims must avoid bad deeds, like lying and hurting people. Therefore, those undergoing this phase can engage in other acts like doing words of remembrance (zikr) and giving charity.

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