Ramadan 2024 | What not to do during Ramadan? | Quran Blessing

Ramadan 2024 | What not to do during Ramadan?

What not to do during Ramadan? Throughout the sacred month of Ramadan, certain actions can nullify your fast and prayers, while others are strongly encouraged and can amplify your blessings.  In this article, we will go in-depth about What not to do during Ramadan.

What not to do during Ramadan?

Here are some things to avoid during Ramadan, the holy fasting period:

  •  Refrain from consuming food or water during daylight hours: Fasting is central to Ramadan, requiring abstention from eating and drinking between dawn and dusk. After sunset, Muslims should not consume water or food until the Maghrib Azan. Additionally, smoking and forceful vomiting are prohibited during Ramadan, as they can invalidate the fast.
  • Avoid holding grudges: Ramadan emphasizes forgiveness, urging individuals to let go of resentment and seek forgiveness from the Almighty. Muslims are encouraged to focus on positivity during Ramadan and abstain from engaging in illegal or criminal activities.
  • Do not chew gum: It’s advisable to refrain from chewing gum or smoking during Ramadan.
  • Avoid listening to loud music: Out of respect for those fasting or praying, refrain from playing music at a high volume, which can cause disturbance during this sacred time. Instead, use headphones to listen to music privately.
  •  Don’t waste time: Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection and discipline, so use your time wisely by engaging in prayer and productive activities rather than wasting it on television, shopping, or excessive sleep.
  • If you have valid reasons, refrain from fasting:
    Individuals with diabetes, despite being able to use insulin during fasting, may still face life-threatening risks due to prolonged intervals between meals. Therefore, if their doctor advises against it, they are excused from fasting, with particular caution advised for Type 1 diabetics.Menstruating women are not permitted to fast and do not receive spiritual benefits if they do so during their period. Various physical and mental conditions serve as valid reasons to abstain from fasting, and Moroccan Muslims may consult a Muslim doctor for guidance on whether fasting is appropriate for them. Additionally, pregnant and nursing women may opt out of fasting if they meet specific criteria.
  • Avoid inadvertently swallowing water:
    Although brushing teeth is considered makruh (disliked) but permissible, and individuals must perform wudu, there can be issues with unintentionally swallowing water or toothpaste. Scholars recommend brushing with minimal or no toothpaste and using a small amount of water for wudu, immediately spitting it out.If you accidentally consume food or drink, but then remember that you were fasting, continue fasting as you are forgiven for genuine forgetfulness. However, the instruction to be cautious during wudu is crucial, as swallowing water during ablution can invalidate your fast.

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Duas for the last 10 days of Ramadan

  • “Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minal ‘ajzi wal kasali, wal bukhli, wa ghalabatid-dayn wa qahrir-rijal”
    (O Allah, I seek refuge in You from helplessness, laziness, miserliness, the burden of debt, and from the overpowering of men)
  • “Allahumma innaka ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer wa anta hasbuna, fa ni’mal wakil”
    (O Allah, You have power over all things, and You are sufficient for us, and what an excellent guardian You are)
  • “Allahumma ajirni min al-nar”
    (O Allah, protect me from the Fire)
  • “Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘anni”
    (O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me)

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