10 Ways To Take Part In Ramadan
Do you celebrate Ramadan? Do you know someone who does? Have you witnessed the month-long religious time?
Every year Ramadan in a different month. What this means is a billion or more people will take part in Ramadan. All around the world people get up before sunset, eat, fast and will not eat again to after sunset. This means each person may not eat for 16 to 18 hours each day.
This also means during the Spring and Summer months billions of people will not drink of any liquids, including water.
They will not smoke or have sex during this time either.
During this time each person celebrating Ramadan, will engage in prayer, reflection and personal sacrifice.
Why This Article
While write I come up with the idea 10 things people who do not know anything about Ramadan could find out.
This become 1o ways to celebrate Ramadan. These 10 ways help those who do not celebrate Ramadan, find ways to take part, if they choose to. These are 10 ways people can learn about others and find success in their own lives.
If we are to know more about our fellow humans beings, we should know their culture and why follow certain practices.
Apply one principle for 31 days to show your support to the followers of Ramadan. This one act can bring unity to our communities.
10 Ways To Take Part In Ramadan
This is one of the primary way you can take part in Ramadan. You can start by doing the same fast from sunrise to sunset. If you do not think you can fast for 31 days or maybe you have never done a fast before, start off slow.
Start by doing a fast one day out of the week, for the next 4 weeks. This can be a great way to connect and understand the billions of people around the world who are fasting.
Have you ever meditated before? Maybe you meditate every day? Either way, try a 10 minute meditation in your daily route. The idea of meditation is to bring focus on the mind, soul and body.
It is time to turn off electronic devices and find time to reflect on the day or on the things happening in life.
Get Together With Loved Ones
One of the things you do to take part in Ramadan is you eat breakfast and dinner with loved one. Now for people who wish to take part in a similar activity but do not have time to eat a super early or late meal can look for ways to meet a friend, sit with a co-worker and share space and a meal.
The idea of breakfast, lunch or dinner is join others and be part of a community. This way you get to know other people while breaking bread.
Many of you probably donate clothes or perishable foods all year-long. Since Ramadan is the time for reflections, this is a good time to think about those who are less fortunate.
One of the things you can do is give your used clothes to charities of your choice.
You can get friends together and collect food, clothes and money then donate it to a cause you all believe in.
Since Ramadan is the season of fasting this is a good time to bring awareness to hunger in our cities and others around the word.
Ramadan is 31 days long and does consist of prayer and reflection. One simple thing to do is practice being grateful for things in your life.
Go have a seat in a quite area for a few moments and reflect on all the things that you are happy to have in your life. Be grateful for the people, your job, your health, your wealth, opportunities that come and opportunities that are lost.
Be grateful for the hard things in life. Those are the moments that shape us, make us stronger and allow us to grow.
Make A Sacrifice
As mentioned earlier billions of people do not eating during day light hours. They do not drink liquids, they do not smoke or have any sexual relations.
They give up more than one thing. Perhaps you can give up something for the next 31 days. There are billions of people around the world who celebrate Lent and give up something. This would be the same thing but just for a longer period of time.
Learn Other Cultures
Many of us grow up in a certain faith or have with not religious faith. No matter what you believe or do not believe, no one is your judge.
We live in a multi-cultural world and each day it is shirking. It is good to know more about your neighbour and what they believe.
An easy way is to find out more, is to go talk to them. Find out by taking interest. You can also go to the local library and read up on different cultures and religions. You can also Google it!
Cook Food For Someone
Although I have not celebrated Ramadan, I have celebrated other festivals at home with my parents.
Make food and taking it over to the home of someone who is celebrating Ramadan. Does this not sound like a good idea?
Before you do, I would first talk to that person to find out if it’s okay and if there are any restrictions to the meal.
Breakfast and dinner are typically eaten with family. Each person might already be making meals and that might be taking away from them.
I would just ask as a nice gesture and see what your friend, neighbor or co-workers thinks.
Do Yard Work
Since people who are taking part in Ramadan cannot drink water. It can be hard for them to do any strenuous yard work. Depending on the time of year you can offer to help cut your neighbor’s lawn.
If it’s winter and it snow, offer to shovel their walk way or driveway. When you do this you are making a difference.
Since they do not drink liquids they can dehydrate quickly if they are in the sun or working hard.
Find out About Ramadan
One of the best ways to find out about Ramadan is to ask a friend who is Muslim to tell you about Ramadan. What better way than to find out from someone who is celebrating.
You can find out why Ramadan is celebrated, what it signifies, who can and who cannot take part and why, when did it start and ask any other question that will help you understand.
Start A New Habit
Instead of giving something up maybe find something you have always wanted to do and start that. They say it take 21 days to form a habit. Well doing anything for 31 days will just work better. What new habit could you see yourself starting? Click here for some ideas.
These are 11 great ways to get to know more about people at work, your neighbors and your friends who celebrate the holy time of Ramadan. Ramadan is about personal reflection, change, understanding, community and the ability to stick to your goal.
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