Ramazan is just around the corner and it’s evident with all the traffic and rush at the grocery stores that you see these days. People are stocking up so that they won’t have to go out to get anything during the holy month. Ramazan comes with a lot of perks and you get a spiritual vibe from all over. But, there are a few things that we should really stop doing this Ramazan.
1. Stop making sehri a hoarding competition.
We get it, it’s 15 hours of fasting but eating two times the food at sehri time is not going to help you get through the day. Instead of eating a lot, eat smart. Have a good breakfast and incorporate yogurt in your sehri, it helps with the thirst.
2. Stop using fasting as an excuse not to work.
It’s not a big deal. You can work if you skip a meal, or when you starve yourself to lose weight, so you can work when you’re fasting too.
3. Stop looking at the clock every minute of the hour.
You’ll only be making it worse for yourself and you won’t be able to pass the time. Try praying or reading the Quran in the mean time, it’ll help pass the time.
4. Stop sleeping the entire day.
There is no point in fasting if you’re going to spend the entire day in bed. Also, it’ll make you more drowsier and lethargic.
5. Stop whining.
It’s the absolute worst when all you do is whine the entire day like, “Aaj bohat garmi hai yaar!” “Haye garmi” “Roza lag raha hai, yaar”. You’ll not only make it worse for yourself but test other people’s patience as well.
6. Stop being irritable.
It’ll only be sawaab for you if you exercise patience and not lash out at other people just because you are fasting! Try not to curse or swear. Remember,“sabr ka phal meetha hota hai.”
7. Stop judging people who are not fasting.
You don’t know what anyone is going through or what their reasons are. Stop pointing fingers.
8. Stop pretending to be self-righteous
It’s a good thing to tell people about good things but make sure you are following them, too. Giving out advice to everyone that you wouldn’t follow on a daily basis yourself is hypocrisy.
9. Follow what you tweet or update as a Facebook status.
Every time Ramadan starts, it has become a trend for people to tweet religious quotes or update their Facebook statuses. But, at times it gets really annoying when you are doing it just for the sake of doing it. That’s really good advice you tweeted, you should follow it too.
10. Stop making iftari an eating competition!
Guys, take it easy, please. Break your fast, eat little at first, go pray and then come back and have dinner. The food isn’t going anywhere. Don’t make it hard for your stomach!
Ramazan Mubarak, everyone!
Author’s Note: This advice is for me, as well, before anyone else.