Top 10 Things To Do In Ramadan to Get Blessing and Mercy of Allah

The holy Ramadan is the most prestigious month in Islam. This month, the Qur’an, the document of the liberation of mankind and the jinn, was first sent down from Laohe Mahfuz to Baitul Izzat in the sky. The first revelation was revealed to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) this month.

This month is the month of Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah) and good deeds. The following is a list of things to do in Ramadan. 

  1. Perform your fasting
  2. Perform regular prayer in time
  3. Learn and Recite the Qur’an
  4. Perform Taraweeh prayer
  5. Do charity
  6. Do more Nafal ibadah 
  7. Make dua
  8. Seek forgiveness from Allah
  9. Do i’tikaf
  10. Search for Lailatu Kadr.

Virtues of the Holy Month of Ramadan

Since Ramadan is the best month, the virtues of this month are also the most. Knowing the virtues of this month may motivate you to do more deeds in this month. Here are some of the virtues of the Holy Ramadan you may keep in mind when doing good deeds. 

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1. The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon Him) said- “When the month of Ramadan begins, the door of Mercy is opened.” – [Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1079/2]

2. On the occasion of the auspicious month of Ramadan, the gates of Paradise are opened, and the gates of Hell are closed. And Satan is chained.’ – [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 1899; Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1079/1]

3. This month is the month of salvation from hell. So this is a golden opportunity to get permission to liberate through more worship and Istegfar. The hadith comes- “Allah Ta’ala frees many people from Hell every day during Iftar.” –[Musnad Ahmad Hadith 21698]

4. A person who prays one Nafal in Ramadan is like praying one Fard in another month. And whoever performs one fard in this month, it is as if he performed seventy fards in another month. – [Shuabul Iman 3/305-306]

5. This is the reward for other periods of this month except fasting. And about the reward of fasting, Allah Almighty Himself said – “Verily, fasting is for Me, and I will reward it myself.” [Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1151/165]

10 Things to Do in Ramadan | Let’s Make Our Life Full of Allah’s Mercy in Ramadan

We can do a lot of good deeds during Ramadan. Here, we have listed the 10 best things to do in Ramadan


Things To Do In Ramadan - Fasting

It is obligatory to fast during the month of Ramadan. This is the special practice of this month. It is the duty of every Muslim to observe all manners of fasting for the whole month.

That is why the main act of the month of Ramadan is fasting according to the Sunnah. Almighty Allah says, 

“So whoever among you comes in this month, let him fast in it.” [Surah Baqarah:185]

Perform Fard Prayers in Time:

Performing salah (prayer) five times a day is obligatory throughout the year. We should practice praying on time during Ramadan, which will help us keep the practice throughout the year. And yes, it is one of the very important things to do in Ramadan. 

Fasting, along with regular prayers, makes the way to heaven easy. It is said in the Qur’an Majid, 

“Surely prayer is obligatory on the believers at fixed times.” (Surah Nisa, verse: 103)

Learn the Qur’an Correctly and Recite It:

Learn the Qur’an Correctly and Recite It

The Quran was revealed during Ramadan. One of the deeds of this month is to learn the Qur’an correctly and recite it more and more. And learning the Qur’an is obligatory. Because it is said in the Qur’an,

“Recite in the name of your Lord, Who created.” [Surah Al-Alak:01]

Hazrat Jibreel (a.s.) used to meet the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon Him)  every night until the end of Ramadan, and the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon Him) would recite the Qur’an to him.” – Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 1902.

So, we should all recite the Quran more in Ramadan. Finish the Quran at least once.

Perform Taraweeh:

Salat Taraweh or Taraweeh prayer is one of the acts of this month. Taraweeh prayer should be performed calmly. 

“Whoever prays Qiyamu Ramadan (Salat Taraweeh) in Ramadan with faith in the hope of reward, all his past sins will be forgiven.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith: 2009]

The effect of Taraweeh Namaz is immense: to obtain the infinite mercy and forgiveness of this month and to receive the promised reward.

Do Charity:

Do Charity

Charity is always the best deed, but its importance increases in Ramadan. The Hadith Sharif mentions, 

“Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was more charitable than all the people of the world. In the month of Ramadan, his hand of charity used to be extended.”[Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 1902].

Charity is one of the good things to do in Ramadan. 

Do more Nafal Ibadah:

In this month, Satan (the devil) is chained. We can gain closeness to Allah Ta’ala through more Nafal worship in this opportunity. There is no rush to perform any worship regularly in this month and it easily becomes a habit later on. 

So, the Nafal prayer should be performed more with Zikr-Adkar. At least perform Nafal prayers at different times, such as Ishraq, Chasht, Tahajjud, etc.

It is a pity that two or four Rakah of Tahajjud prayer can be easily offered in Ramadan after getting up to Sahri. No need to suffer like on other days of the year. 

However, being inattentive or eating too much during Sahri, most of us can  not make it possible to perform Tahajjud. We should utilize this month for Tahajjud prayers. This should be one of the fun things to do in Ramadan for us. 

Make Dua:

Make Dua

This month is the month of mercy, blessings, forgiveness, and paradise. Therefore, it is absolutely desirable to take refuge in Allah Ta’ala and pray with tears. More and more Du’a are accepted this month. Therefore, this month is the best time to ask Allah Ta’ala for all the blessings of this world and the hereafter.

Seek the Forgiveness of Allah:

Jebreel (A.S.) and the Prophet of Mercy (PBUH) have cursed the person who could not get forgiveness from Allah for his sins even after Ramadan. Therefore, this is the best time to remember the sins committed in life, repent more, and seek forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala. 

Especially during Iftar and Tahajjud, we should seek forgiveness and make dua in the court of Allah Ta’ala.

Do I’tikaf:

Itikaf, in the last ten days of Ramadan, has been a very beneficial Sunnah. It is said in the hadith –

“The Prophet (Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon Him) used to observe Itikaf during the last ten days of Ramadan.” – [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 2021; Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1171] 

For some reason, he could not observe Itikaaf in one Ramadan. So, the next year, he performed I’tikaf for 20 days. -[Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith: 2468]

So, we can observe i’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan for Allah’s blessing, mercy, and forgiveness. 

Search for Lailatu Qadr:

It is expected to seek Lailatul Qadr (the night of Qadr), a better night than a thousand nights, by waking up at night through worship. It is mentioned in the Quran-

“Undoubtedly, I revealed the Qur’an on the night of Qadr. And do you know what the Night of Qadr is? The Night of Qadr is better than a thousand months. On this night, the Angels and Ruhul Quds (Jibreel a.s.) descend (on earth) with every good thing by order of their Lord. (This night’s) peacefulness that lasts until dawn.”  –[Surah Qadr]

If we are lucky enough, we may get the night in any day of the last ten nights of Ramadan and get Allah’s mercy, blessing, and forgiveness by worshiping and seeking His forgiveness. 

Things Not to Do in Ramadan

We must refrain from the following deeds during Ramadan. 

  • Being preoccupied with worldly activities: We should spend more time on prayers and worship. But many of us are busy with worldly work. It is not desirable.
  • Not eating Sahri: Many people do not eat Sahri, and many eat it at the beginning of the night and go to bed. It is against the Sunnah.
  • Late Iftar: To get the full reward for fasting, we should refrain from late Iftar. 
  • Wasting: Refrain from wasting more than necessary. Many people spend unnecessarily on Iftar or Sahri during the month of Ramadan. It is said in the Qur’an, “O son of Adam! Put on your ornaments for every prayer and eat, drink, and waste not. Surely, He does not like wastefulness.” – [Surah Araf: 31]
  • Laziness in performing obligatory prayers: Along with fasting, the obligatory prayer should be performed in the congregation. Many of us neglect to perform the obligatory prayers, which is not acceptable.
  • Not guarding the eyes from sin: The eyes should be protected from all kinds of sins, such as avoiding looking at girls, watching TV movies, etc.
  • Lying and committing other sins: A Mumin will refrain from backbiting, lying, swearing, etc., listening to music, and indulging in any major sin. Put away your body and mind from any kind of sins. 

Final Thoughts

Remember, Ramadan is the month of getting forgiveness, mercy, and blessing from Allah. We should try to get all these from Allah with Taqwa (piety). 

We should perform maximum worship and try to abandon any types of sinful deeds. Then, we can hope Allah will bless us with his mercy and forgiveness. 

Omar Abdullah

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