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September 4, 2007

10 Great Goals for Ramadan

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Ramadan — WhyIslam @ 3:19 pm

So you have high spirits for Ramadan and you need some goals to set your eyes at, an article I found on my friend’s blog is a very good start. Some example points from the article are:

2. Give a dollar a day in charity…or five or ten

The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was always generous but even more so in Ramadan. Let’s open our hearts and dig a little deeper in our wallets this year. Even less than a dollar a day adds up. Whatever you can give, it’s the intention that counts.

6. Stop swearing and/or backbiting – with a special box

It’s hard not to shoot our mouths off when someone’s upset us. Whether we utter those four-letter words or backbite about someone to our family and friends, we know this isn’t the God-approved way of letting off steam. In Ramadan, when we want to build our spirituality, we’ve got to wage Jihad against our bad habits.

Try this: get a box and every time you catch yourself swearing or backbiting put some money in it. It could be a buck or less. The point is to choose an amount that makes it feel like punishment.

At the end of the month send the money to a charity or buy a gift for the person whom you’ve backbitten the most against.

8. Go on a technology diet

Even if you work in the IT industry, you can do this. Avoid checking personal email and surfing the web during your fast. After Iftar, instead of plopping yourself in front of the screen, go to Tarawih. The same goes for the television. The point is to try to give our full attention to spiritual elevation this month.



  1. doesn’t 7 come after 8? or is that also part of your “ramadan against modernity” campaign: dumbing yourself down so that you can’t even count

    Comment by salahudin — September 4, 2007 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

  2. ah. these were just SOME examples. my bad! 😛

    but still, cut the rage against reform and modernization.

    move forward, not backwards!

    Comment by salahudin — September 4, 2007 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  3. Thank you for correcting yourself which really teaches us to analyze points before jumping on the wagon of attacking them.

    You say: cut the rage against reform and modernization… where do you see my rage? should I wait for you to correct yourself again.

    I am interested to see ou opinion on the “What If? 1” entry (

    I always enjoy a healthy discussion

    Comment by ztuffaha — September 10, 2007 @ 9:27 am | Reply

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