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Dhikr & Duas for Ramadan:

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Dua When breaking the Fast 

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ

Dhahaba al-zama’ wa abtalat al-‘urooq wa thabata al-ajr in sha Allaah

Thirst is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is certain if Allaah wills.

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ

Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa ala rizq-ika-aftartu

O Allah! For You I have fasted and upon your provision, I have broken my fast.


Fasting Guide

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Ramadan Prep for Women

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Ramadan Playlist

Ramadan Preperation


During the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is regarded as a sacred and significant period. It commemorates the time when Muhammad (PBUH) received the initial revelations of the Holy Quran, the sacred book of Islam. As a result, Muslims engage in various religious activities such as offering prayers, giving to charity, and participating in communal meals after sunset. This month-long observance involves fasting from dawn to dusk, with individuals reading passages from the Holy Quran, performing Salat (prayer) to Allah, and coming together for the evening meal known as Iftaar. Throughout Ramadan, all adult Muslims fast, with the exception of individuals who are unwell, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, or menstruating. Prior to the start of Ramadan, Muslims prepare themselves both spiritually and mentally, devoting themselves to the practice of fasting while embracing the spiritual benefits of the month.

Shaban is the month that precedes Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. Shaban serves as a bridge between Rajab and Ramadan, the two sacred months. People use this month to prepare for the fasting of Ramadan. In addition, they can occasionally fast to develop the self-discipline necessary for Ramadan fasting. However, fasting is not preferred beyond halfway through the month of Sha’ban, which begins on the sixteenth day of the month. According to experts, one can fast during that time, but it is entirely voluntary. However, general counsel suggests that one avoid fasting in the last few days. This is done to establish a buffer between any voluntary fasting in Sha’ban and the obligatory fasting in Ramadan.

Additional ways to prepare: 

  • Maintain a nutritious diet

  • Make a list of Duas

  • Recite & Reflect on the Holy Quran

  • Adopt Good Habits

  • Ramadan Iftar food plan

  • Use a Ramadan Planner

Check out our Ramadan Planner


Ramadan Prep for Women

Ramadan Prep for women

Needless to say, working women have a harder job during Ramadan.

Fortunately, working women are accustomed to managing time, using checklists, and organizing tasks in advance, which is a positive aspect.

Efficient work is a key to Paradise, so ensure that you consistently perform well, as it significantly influences your mindset positively.

Getting ready for Ramadan holds great importance for women as they gear up for a month of spiritual contemplation, fasting, and heightened devotion to worship. The preparation for Ramadan includes both physical and spiritual dimensions, and for women, it may involve a range of activities and considerations:

Spiritual Preparation:
Engaging in increased prayer and reflection to mentally and spiritually prepare for the fasting period.
Setting personal goals for spiritual growth, such as reading the Quran more regularly or engaging in additional acts of kindness and charity.

Meal Planning:
Planning nutritious and balanced meals for Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and Iftar (meal to break the fast), ensuring that the family's dietary needs are met during Ramadan.
Organizing and preparing special dishes and desserts that are traditionally enjoyed during Ramadan.

Family and Community Engagement:
Encouraging family members to actively participate in Ramadan preparations and activities, fostering a sense of togetherness and shared spirituality.
Connecting with other women in the community to plan joint Iftar gatherings or charitable activities.

Physical Well-being:
Taking measures to maintain good health during fasting, especially for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or managing health conditions.
Ensuring adequate rest and sleep to support the body during the fasting period.

Charitable Initiatives:
Participating in charitable initiatives and volunteer work, contributing to the community and supporting those in need during Ramadan.

Cultural and Traditional Preparations:
Embracing cultural and traditional practices that are significant during Ramadan, such as decorating the home, preparing special Ramadan treats, and engaging in festive activities.

Overall, the preparation for Ramadan for women involves a holistic approach, encompassing spiritual devotion, family involvement, physical well-being, and cultural traditions, all aimed at fostering a meaningful and enriching Ramadan experience.

During Ramadan, women who are menstruating are exempt from fasting and are encouraged to make up for the missed fasts at a later time. Here are some considerations and preparations for women who are menstruating during Ramadan:

Understanding Religious Guidelines:
It is important for women to be aware of the religious guidelines regarding fasting and menstruation in Islam. According to Islamic law, women who are menstruating are exempt from fasting during Ramadan.

Spiritual Connection:
Women can maintain their spiritual connection during menstruation through increased Dhikr, recitation of the Quran, and engaging in acts of charity and kindness.

Healthy Eating and Hydration:
It is essential for women to focus on maintaining a balanced diet and staying hydrated during the non-fasting days of Ramadan. Consuming nutritious foods and an adequate intake of water is important to support overall well-being.

Planning for Make-Up Fasts:
Women can plan to make up for the missed fasts after Ramadan, choosing dates that are convenient and conducive to fasting.

Support and Understanding:
Creating an environment of support and understanding within the family and community, where women feel comfortable and respected in their decision not to fast during menstruation.

Self-Care and Rest:
Menstruating women should prioritise self-care and rest during this time, acknowledging the physical and emotional changes that may occur.

Ramadan Playlists

Ramdan Playlist
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Islamic Podcasts

The Quran

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Islamic Courses

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