Ramadan Time Management/Ibadah Check List

Assalamualikum.

Here is a simple guideline on how to manage our time in Ramadan so that we have enough time for maximum worship without neglecting our duties towards our family members.


SALAH

 
Here you may list down the types of salah you intended to do in Ramadan and the target of Ra’kaah you intended to do in sha Allah.

Example (this is only example and I am not asking anyone to do as below.You may do according to your ability in sha Allah)

  • Do 12 sunnah prayers
  • Do salah duha(2,4,6,8…..)
  • Do taraweeh(11 including 3 rakaah witr.20 rakaah is a “weak” naration(8 rakaah taraweeh+3 rakaah witr=11)

The number of rakaah that were performed in the congregation lead by Tamim Ad-dari and Ubayy bin Ka’b RA as per the decree of Caliph ‘Umar RA is also 11 raakah ,according to an authentic chain of transmitters.(Muwaata, by Imam Malik, chapter:Night Prayer of ramadan,vol 1 p.115)

Offering the Night Prayer or taraweeh prayer in Ramadan in 20 rakaah is a clear contradiction to the practise (Sunnah) of the prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.All reports supporting this number 20 are graded “weak”.The scholars of the hanafi School of Thought have admitted this view.(Muwatta by Imam Muhamamd,chapter:Night Prayer in Ramadan p.138)

Of the references,some of the books quoted mention that 20 rakaah for night prayer is supported from the practice of the Companions. Never the less,all of them unanimously agreed to the view that the confirmed number of rakaah is 11 including the 3 witr prayer,not 20 or more.Another consensus among them is that all the hadith and narrations produced to prove the view of 20 rakaah are weak, an none are acceptable according to Science of Hadith.

source:Hafizsalah-ud-Din Yusuf*Ramadan Rules and related issues* .pg 28-29

  • Do salah tahajud/qiyam layl (2,4,6,8…….)
  • do salah wudoo(u may make 2 intention in one sunnah prayer.example u pray duha and salah wudoo.or you pray tahajud and wudoo.Accoridng to sheikh Al hakim)

Aishah pbuh narrated:

“Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam never offered more than 11 ra’kaat in Ramadan or in other months(Al Bukhari and Muslim)

Aishahpbuh was replying to a question raised by the Companion Abu salamah RA who asked her about the exact number for Night Prayer that the prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam offered.From her answer,it was obvious that he always prayed 11 Ra’kaat fro the Night Prayer

,whether it was Ramdan or not

source:Hafizsalah-ud-Din Yusuf*Ramadan Rules and related issues*
  
  • Do salah taubah
  • Do salah witr (1,3,…..)

QURAN


Here you may list down the surahs you plan to recite in taraweeh or the surahs you want to recite while waiting for sunrise.

Example(this is only example and I am not asking anyone to do as below.You may do according to your ability in sha Allah)

  • Revise quran for taraweeh prayer after fajr prayer or zohr prayer.
  • Read at least one page of quran after each fard prayer.
  • Recite ayatul kursi after each fard prayer
  • Recite Chapter As-Sajda (32) and Al-Mulk(67) every night before going to bed.
  • Recite Al-Khaf every friday night.
  • Recite one or 2 section of quran everyday(list down and plan daily quran recitation for 30 days so that by the time Ramadan ends,you have complete reciting the whole quran.
  • spend time in reading the quran tafseer as there is no point in reciting if you do not understand the meaning and message Allah said in Quran.For better reflection,please read the tafseer/translation.

SUPPLICATION


Here you may list down the dua or supplication you intended to say daily in Ramadan

Example(this is only example and I am not asking anyone to do as below.You may do according to your ability in sha Allah)

  • dua for breaking the fast

This invocation which is confirmed as our Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to say upon his breaking fast:

“Dhahabaz-zamau wabtallatil-‘urqu, wa thabata lajru, in sha’ Allah”
(The thirst is gone, and the veins replenished, and the reward is confirmed, if Allah wills)

Moreover, this Hadith is authentic.[It was recorded by Abu Dawud and others. It was graded Hasan by Shaikh Al-Albani in Al-Irwaa’ Al-Ghaleel, No.920)

  • dua after completing one’s meal
  • supplication in prayer from the quran (it is somewhere in tti.please make a search for those supplications)
  • increase your supplication in this month especialy upon breaking fast

“The supplication of a fasting person upon breaking his fast, will not be rejected.” (Ibn Majah, graded authentic by Shaikh Al-Albani in Sahih Sunan Majah Ibn Majah, No. 1432)

  • supplication at night prayers

SUNNAH

Here you may list down the sunnahs that you intended to do in Ramadan in sha Allah.

Example(this is only example and I am not asking anyone to do as below.You may do according to your ability in sha Allah)

  • Read as much duas as possible for each actions
  • break the fast with 3 dates,or 3 dry dates or 3 draughts of water,then pray maghrib and sunnah then begin you real meal.

“Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to break his fast before offering Maghrib (sunset) prayer with three fresh dates; if there were no fresh dates, he would eat three dry dates; and if there were no dry dates, he would take three draughts of water.”(Abu dawud and others, graded authentic by Shaikh Al-Albani in Sahih Sahih Al-Jami’ As-Saghir,No. 4995)

  • delay your pre-dawn meal(sahoor)

“The difference between our fasting and that of the People of the Scriotures is the Suhoor (Pre-dawn meal).” (Muslim)
“Taking the pre-dawn meal in Ramadan is a blessing, so do not leave it, even by drinking a mouthful of water. For Allah the Noble and the Mighty, and His angels send blessing over those who have taken the pre-dawn meal”(Ahmad, graded wuthentic by Shaikh Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami’ As-Saghir,No. 3683)

  • immediately break your fast after sunset.(iftar)
“People will continue to adhere to good as long as the hasten to break the fast.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
  • please read on prophet’s sunnah where you can find a list of his sunnah.

BEHAVIOUR

 

Here you may list down the behavior you may avoid doing in this month

Example(this is only example and I am not asking anyone to do as below.You may do according to your ability in sha Allah)

  • Foul language
  • arguments and debates
  • anger
  • harshness in speaking
  • keep yourself away from sinful things
  • let all your body parts fast in this month.
  • see good,speak good,hear good,walk to good places,touch good things,think good and feel good.

CHARITY

Here you may list down the types of charity you intended to do through of the 30 days in sha Allah

Example(this is only example and I am not asking anyone to do as below.You may do according to your ability in sha Allah)

  • Day 1 give… to ….
  • Day 2 give…. to ….
  • Day 3 give…to …. etc
  • You may out some dates,juice/water some bread or chciken or a complete meal in a take away bag and give to your sons to distribute them among poor people before the breaking fast time
  • make it a target of giving charity every day accoridng to ur capability.
 

INVITATION

Here you may list down whom you are goin to invite over to your house for breaking fast.

Example(this is only example and I am not asking anyone to do as below.You may do according to your ability in sha Allah)

  • Day 1 husband’s side
  • day 2 wife’s side
  • day three neighbor A
  • day 4 neighbor B…etc

“He who provides a fasting person something with which to break his fast, and he who eqips a fighter(in the way of Allah with arms,etc.) will earn the same reward as the one who was doing it.” (At-Tarmidhi, graded authentic by Shaikh Al-Albani in Sahih At-Targhib, No.1072)

 


 

PERFORM  HAJJ AND UMMRAH FOR 30 DAYS

 

  • stay awake from fajr till sunrise and perform duha prayer after sunrise
  • while waiting for sunrise do dzikr,read quran……
  •  (Whoever prays fajr-morning prayers-in congregation, then sits remembering Allah until the sun rises, then prays two rakats, he will receive the reward of hajj, and umrah – complete, complete, complete.) [Saheeh Al Jaami` and corrected by al-Albani]

     

    DZIKIR

       Here you may list down the dzikirs you may do in ramadan
     

       Example(this is only example and I am not asking anyone to do as below.You may do according to your ability in sha Allah)


     

    • subahana Allah 33X
    • Alhamdulilah 33 X
    • Allahu akhbar 33 X
    • give salawat/blessings to our beloved prophet pbuh
    • istighfar 70 or 100 times
    • read on the types of dzikir we can do according to the sunnah



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