Maryam slammed the door on Maimuna’s face before charging into her room in anger. She called her a lazy person because she expressed her fears of Ramadan.
Maryam knows that she is not a lazy person but understands that she is not the most productive person, especially in beautiful Ramadan.
In the past, she had to postpone her examinations or performed badly after writing the exams. Meanwhile, fasting should not be a big deal if the mind is ready for it.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is that time of the year that Muslims observe an entire month of fast. What makes Ramadan beautiful is the ability to achieve spiritual health and wellness.
Achieving a beautiful Ramadan may become impossible when spiritual goals are not reached. This is because Ramadan involves fasting from the break of dawn until the sunsets.
The tips listed below would help achieve spiritual wellness in Ramadan.
The first step to spiritual health and wellness in Ramadan is to prepare the mind.
The person fasting resolves that the mouth will abstain from food from dawn till dusk for 29 to 30 days.
Afterwards, the person fasting should observe moderate hydration practices but avoid water intoxication.
Preparing the mind for the fast is the first step to achieving a hitch-free fast which spans at least 29 days.
This stage helps the body understand that one will not eat until sunset and after the dawn prayers (Fajr).
Also, the body is wired to abstain from vile or indecent behaviours, especially the ones prohibited in Islam. These behaviours are lying, stealing, fornicating, adultery and taking alcohol.
Mindfulness boosts spiritual wellness and health and helps crush your resolutions.
Water is the enabling electrolyte that boosts mental wellness. Hydration is key to boosting the preparedness of a fasting person.
Muslim health experts have encouraged a high intake of water after the Iftar (breaking of the fast) before the Sahur (the meal taken in the morning). This helps the fasting person cope during the long hours of not eating.
The Almighty said that the Qur’an was revealed in the month of Ramadan. This statement birthed the spiritual consciousness of Muslims who recite the entire Qur’an as many times as possible.
To observe the act of worship, that spreads across the month, it is important to plan the daily activities.
Dieticians and health experts have advised people fasting to eat food that is moderate in proteins, Fibre-rich carbohydrates, vegetables and fruits. This food would not only add colours to the tray of a meal but to the entire wellness of the person fasting.
“He who fails to plan is planning to fail,” is a popular statement of Sir Winston Churchill. Planning is the utmost wake up call to achieve anything in life. Among the goal of everyone in Ramadan is to recite the Qur’an as much as possible.
Effective planning and time management is important to achieve spiritual and physical wellness.
Planning makes periods of worship, rest and other daily activities achievable. The wellness of the person fasting is boosted and a beautiful Ramadan is realized.
It is important to reduce the number of exercises in Ramadan to avoid redundancy. Fitness is key but saving energy for other activities is very important.
A presenter of CBeebies show headlined “Get Well Soon”, Dr Ranj Singh, advised Muslims to consider mild exercises in Ramadan.
He said that the body needs a certain amount of energy to fuel its daily activities.
Since Muslims abstain from food for most hours during the day, they should engage in mild exercises to boost the body.
Dr Singh also upheld that being fit makes it easy to observe the compulsory five daily prayers. He added that this also aids the practice of the voluntary night prayers known as Tarawih, practised by Muhammad SAW.
Food aversions are completely discouraged in the Holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is incomplete without the pre-dawn meals known as Sahur and the sunset meals known as Iftar.
Those fasting should consider eating foods that are essential for boosting energy.
An expert from Islam City advised that proteins be consumed in large amounts because they are bodybuilders.
Fibre-rich carbs such as brown rice, oatmeal, whole grains and veggies should be consumed in moderation to help boost energy.
The Prophet Muhammad was reported to have said that eating Sahur and Iftar is a blessing in itself. Ensuring that the rules that guide Ramadan fasts are adhered to would promote the health and wellness of the fasting Muslim.
The goal of Ramadan is not only to fast but become conscious of ones spiritual and physical wellness. A beautiful Ramadan is adhering to the lifestyle learned during the Holy month.
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