Ramadan Schedule for Working People

First, imagine that you waved a magic wand and this Ramadan is the ideal Ramadan. What would this ideal Ramadan look like? What would you be doing and feeling? Please think about this and write down ideas. You should prioritize your ideas more than my ideas below. Your worship is something personal between you and Allah. You know what you want out of Ramadan. 

Next, make sure that you have a Dua List written down. I have a Google Doc on my phone with my dua list. It has everything on it my heart desires. It has people’s names to pray for.

Suhoor (meal before Fajr prayer): Have anything for suhoor, even a sip of water. 

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Suhoor is a blessed meal, so do not omit it, even if one of you only takes a sip of water, for Allah and His angels send blessings on those who eat suhoor.” (Ahmad)

Pray Fajr: After praying Fajr, read or memorize some Quran or make dhikr of Allah. Here is an article with dhikr ideas: https://productivemuslim.com/adhkar-to-unlock-barakah/

On the Way to Work: make dhikr or watch an interesting Islamic youtube video, like tafseer (explanation) of a Surah. Some youtube channel suggestions are “Taimiyyah Zubair” or “Celebrate Mercy”. Here’s an article about other Islamic channels: https://howtobeahappymuslim.com/?p=1469

Work Day: Take time in between work to make dhikr, read the Quran, read Islamic articles

Zuhr Prayer: After prayer make dhikr, read Quran, look at some interesting Islamic articles online

Asr Prayer: After prayer, ask Allah for all of your duas on your dua list. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The supplications of three are not turned back: the supplication of a parent, the supplication of a fasting person, and the supplication of a traveler.” (Baihaqi, Hasan)

On the Way Home and before Maghrib: Seek Allah’s forgiveness by saying Astaghfirullah 70 times, Listen to Islamic YouTube videos, Quran, make dhikr 

Maghrib Prayer and Iftar: Break your fast with both the fast-breaking dua and a personal dua. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “When the fasting person breaks his fast, his supplication is not turned back.” (Ibn Majah, Hasan)

This is the fast-breaking dua: “Allaahumma laka sumtu wa alaa rizqika aftartu” (“O Allah, for You I have fasted and with Your provisions do I break my fast.”)

Pray Maghrib.

Consider inviting someone over for a future iftar. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever gives iftaar to a fasting person will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.” (Sahih Tirmidthi)

Isha and Taraweeh Prayers: If possible, pray Isha and Taraweeh prayers at a nearby masjid.

Time before sleeping: You can use this time to pay charity/zakat, check on/message family members, memorize Quran verses, or do any ideas on this schedule. 

Night of Power: Here is a schedule for the Night of Power: https://howtobeahappymuslim.com/?p=2427

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