Muslims write their own stories during the past 30 days of Ramadan through their unique commitment and devotion to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’alla) and their du’a, as well as the way they relate to each other in kindness. However, how can Muslims sustain their productivity after the conclusion of the blessed month of Ramadan?
As Muslims, we have been granted the opportunity to be fully forgiven by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’alla) during Ramadan and most especially during its last ten days.
It is therefore important that we don’t take steps backward, but rather we should endeavor to move forward. As Muslims, we need to take this opportunity to measure carefully the progress we have made in Ramadan, as well as assess our mistakes and strive to be one of those who are the best of those who make mistakes.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) says; “All the sons of Adam are sinners, but the best of sinners are those who repent often.”
Below are some tips to help you sustain your Ramadan productivity levels:
#1.Make du’a to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’alla) so as to stay productive
After concluding the blessed month of Ramadan with incredible levels of positive energy and spirituality then Shaytan who have been held for 30 days will now step up his efforts to take this away from us as soon as possible. Making du’a is vital to guarantee the support of Allah throughout our battle with Shaytan and our daily struggles.
#2.Enrolling in Study Groups
Doing Ibadat (any lawful act done for the sake of Allah ‘SwT’) in Ramadan is easy because of the collective focus on it. We should also commit to attending religious study groups at least once a week after Ramadan. This is a great way to make us stay on the right track.
#3.Avoid Bad Places
You should stay away from unproductive environments as much as you can and stay away from returning to your old destructive habits.
#4.Initiate New Routines
We should try and set new schedules. Our new schedule should consists of at least 30 percent of what we have achieved in the Ramadan, like reading the noble Qur’an, praying more frequently, doing Zikr, giving sadaqah, as well as performing voluntary fasting, especially on Mondays and Thursdays and the 13th, 14th and 15th of every Lunar month (of the Muslim calendar).
#5.Maintain Ramadan Spirit
We should keep track of our Ramadan records. For example, if you stop doing Zikr because you are thinking about your everyday problems, or feel tired to read the Qur’an, you should return to the records you set in the holy month of Ramadan and constantly remind yourself that you can do it.
May Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’alla) make us all observe the next Ramadan with much more honest intentions and positive energy. In Shaa Allah.