Now that we’re well into the Holy month of Ramadan, many of us are starting to lose our motivation. We all want to keep the same energy going throughout the 30 days, but fasting can really drain us off the high levels of energy. There are ways to boost energy while fasting, however sometimes you can feel laid-back to worship.
But who said ibadah in Ramadan is all about rigorous praying? There are many low-key prayer ideas that you can go for in times when you’re running out of energy and motivation to indulge in heavy praying.
Here are some easy-to-perform worship ideas to help you get through the lazy mood:
Listen to Islamic Lectures
Unlike performing salah (or namaz) and reciting the Holy Quran that are high-involvement tasks, listening to Islamic lectures is relatively easier. There are tons of choices you can listen to – stories of the Prophets, signs of the Day of Judgement, about the Prophet’s (p.b.u.h) companions, about the Angels, and so on.
Read About the Prophet’s (P.B.U.H) Life
Islam is a way of life that the Prophet (p.b.u.h) demonstrated through his own life. Incidents from his life can be drawn as direct examples of how we should be leading our lives. Hence learning more about his life is a form of ibadah that’ll not only get us rewarded but will also help us become better people.
The Sealed Nectar also known as AlRaheeq ul Makhtoom is one of the best reads for this purpose!
Watch Islamic Videos
If you’re more into videos than audios, then you can also follow different Islamic channels on YouTube and watch the videos when you don’t feel like putting in too much energy. We also recommend watching the Netflix show Dirilis Ertugrul about a small tribe that later established the Ottoman empire with faith in God. Get your Netflix subscription today to start watching the show!
Take Time to Thank God
To often we get busy in our lives and forget to thank God for all that He has bestowed upon us. This Ramadan, let’s change that. Whenever you don’t feel like doing much, thank the Lord. Take that time as an opportunity to reflect on all the blessings you have and be grateful. God is always pleased with people who are grateful, and pleasing God is also a form of worship!
If on any given time, you’re not up for the namaz exercise, then read tasbeeh. You don’t have to move around or do any physical exertion. Just sit comfortably and read tasbeehaat of Durud, Ayat-ul-Kursi, morning/evening/night azkaars, and so on.
You can look up what tasbeehat to read, and how many times to read each, to get maximum benefit out of this. You’ll be surprised by how little effort this takes, and the reward is plentiful!
Get yourself a tasbeeh or a digital tally counter if it’ll help you keep count:
Ramadan is all about staying positive and keeping the blessed vibe going. With these simple and doable acts of worship, you can definitely ensure to make the most of this bountiful month!
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