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Example Ramadan schedule


Half hour before start of Fajr

Recite Quran / Durood/ Various Dhikr

30-45 minutes

Fajr in Masjid

For men: Receives the reward for staying up half the night in Ibada/Worship

For women: More reward is given to the female who prays at home

Fajr Salaat Time for Local Masjid

Recite Quran/Surah Yasin

Silent Muraqaba: Reflect on one’s spiritual state in order to increase nearness to Allah

End of Fajr Salaat until 15 minutes after Sunrise

Salaat Ishraq

Receives the reward of a perfect Hajj and Umrah

15 minutes after Sunrise


After Salaat Ishraq until time to get ready for school or work

School/ Work

During the day, main concentration is to avoid sin wherever possible and be in a constant state of sincere Dhikr.


Family time/ Rest

After arriving home until 1 hour before Iftar

Recite Quran / Nafl Salaat/ Make up Salaat that was missed throughout year.

Any Nafl Salaat preformed is equal to a Fard salaat.

1 hour before Iftar


Eat slow and in moderation


Family Time/ Recite Surah Wa’aqiah

Until Isha

Isha/ Taraweeh


Recite Quran/ Surah Mulk/ Reflect on how to make tomorrow more beneficial.

20-30 minutes before bed


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Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: Allah’s Apostle was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Apostle was the most generous person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds) [Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 1, Number 5]

The Messenger of Allah(SAW) said, ‘Fasting and reciting Qur’an intercede for the slave on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say: O Allah, I prevented him from eating and satiating his lawful lust, so let me intercede on his behalf; and the Qur’an will say: I prevented him from sleeping during the night, so let me intercede for him.’ (Ahmad & Tabaraani)

Abu Umaamah(RA) reports that (SAW) said: “Recite the Quran for indeed it will come on the Day of Judgment as an intercessor for its Ashaab (those who read, memorise and implement it)

The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the breaking of the fast [Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 31, Number 178]

Open your fast with dates, if it is not possible with dates then with water, dates is blessed and water purifies [Tirmidhi (Kitab ul Zakat) and Abu Dawood (Kitab ul Saum)]

The difference between our fasting and that of the people of the Book is eating shortly before dawn and the meal is blessed [Muslim: Book 006, No 2412-2413]

There should be a time span of at least fifty verses between our Suhur and observing of salat [Muslim: Book 006, Number 2415]

To feed a person fasting to open his fast is righteous, the reward for it is the same as the person fasting while no reward is deducted from the person fasting [Tirmidhi (Kitab ul Saum)]

The Sahabah asked: “Oh messenger of Allah none of us finds means wherewith to give food to a fasting man!”

He (SAW) replied: “Allah will bestow this reward on one who gives food to a fasting man even if it is a sip of milk or a date or a sip of water. And whosoever gives satisfaction to a man, Allah will give him a drink from my fountain that will not make him thirsty till he will enter Paradise. And it is a month of which the beginning is mercy, the middle is forgiveness and the end is freedom from the fire. And whosoever makes light the (burden of) his covenanted slaves therein, Allah will forgive him, and He will make him free from the fire.” [Mishkat ul Masabih]


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The parts of Ramadan

“This is a month, the first part of which brings Allah’s mercy, the middle of which brings his forgiveness, and the last part of which brings freedom from the fire of Jahanum”

– Baihaqi

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