25 08 2008

Source: http://muslimmatters.org/2008/09/02/kicking-the-habit-ramadhaan-advice/

Below is a Ramadan Checklist Sh Tawfique Chowdhury made last year to help us develop and stick to good habits in the month of Ramadan (can also be downloaded from here: http://www.alkauthar.org/downloads/Ramadanchecklist.pdf)

Ask Yourself!

Got up for Fajr on time and prayed Fajr with its Sunnah

Made my morning Dhikr

Prayed all prayers on time and on earliest time possible

Made the recommended Dhikr after every prayer

Prayed all the 12 rakah of Sunnah prayers

Made Dua for the Muslim Ummah in a prayer

Made Dua for my parents

Commanded one good

Forbade one evil

Prayed more than 1 fard prayer in a mosque (males)

Read the Tafsir of one verse of the Quran

Read one new Hadeeth and its meaning

Read 1 page of the Quran as a minimum

Attempted to increase in knowledge (Reading/Listening)

Attempted to practise one rare Sunnah of Rasulullah

Made one Muslim smile

Made my parents smile, hugged and kissed them

Did not argue, nor backbite with anyone

Did not harbour ill feelings in my heart against anyone

Did not do anything I was unsure about its permissibility

Tried my best to take care of my body

Gave charity (monetary)

Preserved or removed a harm from the environment

Made Dua for the Prophet (sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam)

Make Tawbah and Istighfaar 100 times

Pondered 10 minutes about struggling for this Deen

Did a special deed that is secret between myself and Allah

Gave some of the extra food from Iftar to my neighbours

Made my afternoon Dhikr

Prayed my taraweeh prayers

Prayed the Witr prayer

Read Surah Mulk before going to sleep

Wrote down/updated my will

Pondered about my Death and of the Day of Judgement

Prayed absolute minimum 2 rakah Tahajjud prayer

Asked Allah for Jannah and refuge from Jahannam (X3)

Went to sleep in a state of Wudu

Went to sleep without ill feelings towards any Muslim


Read Surah Kahf

Took extra care to groom and maintain myself

Attempted to pray Jumah earliest time & best gathering

Made Dua only for Rasulullah (saws)

Pondered 5-10 minutes about the khutbah & its message


Memorized minimum 1/4 page of the Quran

Fed/Clothed one needy person or gave a gift to one someone

Memorized 1 hadeeth of Rasulullah

Made Istikharah about an important matter

Memorized 1 Dua from the Sunnah.

So make this Ramadan special by starting a new habit of making dhikr constantly; reciting surah ikhlas 30 times a day so you get the reward of reciting the whole Quran 10 times a day; helping one poor person with a daily meal; sponsoring an orphan; getting up for qiyamul layl in the last third of the night every night of Ramadan; making dua only for Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa salam etc. Whatever habit you work on, believe me, you will certainly find tremendous barakah and become truly beloved to Allah, if you focus on making it less adhoc and more regular and constant – a true good habit!

Wassalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

Tawfique Chowdhury


Mercy Mission and AlKauthar Institute




6 responses

25 08 2008

Jazaak Allahu Khair Sh Tawfique Chowdhury

29 08 2008

i live and die for Islam!!! Allahu Akbar!!!

2 09 2008

jazakiAllah khair for your kind advices
may Allah give us the strength to live for Islam, AMEEN

2 09 2008

Salaam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa baraaktuh! 🙂

Ramadan Mubarak!!!

Jazak ALLAH khair so much for this Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!!!

May ALLAH bless, love, be pleased with and protect you & your family Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen


5 09 2008


5 09 2008

Wa’alaykum asalaam warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu all of you above,
Ramadan Mubarak!

@Meher, I don’t listen much to naats sorry.

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