Ramadan is marked by nightly celebrations and various activities marking mainly symbolic moments. It can be an exciting time for the entire family to come together and explore meaningful experiences.
Here is a closer look at the fantastic activities during Ramadan that make that sacred month a significant part of Islamic culture.
Here we will learn the following:
- 1. Participate in physical activity during fasting
- 2. Perform Itikaf
- 3. Attend Islamic Events
- 4. Participate in Ramadan run events
- 5. Participate in Ramadan volunteering events
- 6. Holding a Quran Reading Competition
- 7. Participate in the Ramadan carnival
- 8. Taraweeh Prayers
- 9. Act Of Praying At The Late Night
- 10. Supplications And Remembrance of Allaah
- 11. Retreat (I’tikaf) During The Last Ten Days
- 12. Feeding a fasting person
- 13. Reciting The Holy Qur’an Day And Night
1. Participate in physical activity during fasting
Physical activity during fasting is very significant. Muslims should stay physically active during the month, even if this means going for a walk or light jogging after breaking fast.
Doing some form of light exercise every day has many benefits:
Keep energy levels up:
An exercise routine will help you stay physically active while performing prayers and worship to get the most out of the month.
Exercising like stretching can be a calming routine that helps reduce stress and ensures a better mood to enjoy this unique month.
Maintaining your weight:
Maintain movement during Ramadan, like jogging or cycling, to avoid unnecessary weight gain.
2. Perform Itikaf
Performing Itikaf, staying in the mosque during the last ten days of Ramadan, is recommended in Islamic tradition, as it has both physical and spiritual benefits.
The purpose behind this worship is to gain nearness to Allah through activities like reciting Quran, praying salah, performing Nawafil, seeking forgiveness, and staying away from worldly affairs during this period.
3. Attend Islamic Events:
During Ramadan, many Islamic organizations and mosques around the world often hold special events to enhance spiritual growth. It is a fantastic opportunity for event organizers to focus on the local community and invite them to participate in volunteering and charity events.
Let us look at a few Ramadan event ideas:
4. Participate in Ramadan run events
Ramadan-run events are healthy for participants and contribute to charitable initiatives and raising money. First, you must have approval from the relevant authority or government agency responsible for such events. Then, look for sponsors, and ask businesses to donate money or supplies for the race. It is essential to create clear rules and safety measures around the event.
Additionally, try showing off noble causes for which the money will be used. That will go a long way toward generating further interest and support.
5. Participate in Ramadan volunteering events
Volunteering events during Ramadan can be a rewarding experience. For example, helping clean parks, feeding homeless people, essentials distribution to those in need, or contributing with specific skills like healthcare and education.
It is crucial to reach out via social media platforms that can help provide potential volunteers who are passionate about lending their time, effort, and expertise towards contributing positively to your initiative during Ramadan.
6. Holding a Quran Reading Competition
Holding a Quran Reading Competition during Ramadan can help young Muslims improve their Islamic knowledge and understanding of the Holy Quran. The competition can be organized by schools, mosques, or Islamic organizations. Participants stand in front of certified judges and recite verses from the Holy Quran respectfully.
Prizes may include certificates, medals, or Islamic books for winners and those who have achieved commendable performances. The primary purpose of this event is to create an environment conducive to continuous learning about Islam within a competitive spirit that encourages them to become more active members of the Muslim community.
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7. Participate in the Ramadan carnival
Ramadan carnival is considered one of the fun Ramadan activities.
In the Ramadan carnival, people gather in large numbers enjoying their company, furthering their faith during this memorable time of year, and adding even more sparkle to one of the Islamic most honored events.
You can celebrate and experience a night of festivities, feasts, and joy with fabulous family entertainment. Ramadan carnival might also include live bands playing upbeat music and games like henna drawings. Every country has its version of this joyful occasion that perfectly captures the spirit and culture.
8. Taraweeh Prayers
After praying Al- Ashia, Taraweeh Prayers starts. It consists of 8 to 20 prescriptions (Rak’ahs)
9. Act Of Praying At The Late Night
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” Sahih Muslim 759.
These Prayers starts late at night, before (Suhoor), the last meal for the fasting person before he starts fasting.
10. Supplications And Remembrance of Allaah
Allah the Almighty said in the Holy Quran, “And when My servants ask you about Me, I Am near; I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. So let them answer Me, and have faith in Me, that they may be rightly guided.” Surah Al Baqarah, Verse,186.
11. Retreat (I’tikaf) During The Last Ten Days
Allah’s Apostle used to practice Itikaf in the middle ten days of Ramadan and once he stayed in Itikaf till the night of the twenty-first and it was the night in the morning of which he used to come out of his Itikaf. The Prophet said, “Whoever was in Itikaf with me should stay in Itikaf for the last ten days, for I was informed (of the date) of the Night (of Qadr) but I have been caused to forget it. Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri.
12. Feeding a fasting person
Zayd ibn Khālid al-Juhani (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “He who feeds a fasting person will earn the same reward as him (the fasting person), without diminishing anything from the reward of the fasting person.”
Sahih/Authentic. – [Ibn Maajah]
13. Reciting The Holy Qur’an Day And Night
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to read the Holy Quran for long periods during Ramadan. He met Gabriel every night in Ramadan to revise the Holy Quran.
The month of Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an. A true Muslim should be very generous, and attentive to accompany the Holy Quran.
Engaging in interactive activities during Ramadan increases the positive ethos within us all, especially when many are fasting for long hours and trying to better themselves spiritually. Overall, celebrating diverse activities creates harmony within families and communities throughout this influential time of year.
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