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Committing to a Ramadan Passion Project

Committing to a Ramadan Passion Project

Are you planning any personal project for Ramadan besides your usual work?

Are you willing to commit to a meaningful passion project?

Then read on.

With the beloved month of Ramadan upon us once again, many will find themselves filled with the zeal to do many good deeds and earn more rewards.

And there is nothing better than spending time doing something you love, just for the passion you have for it.

When you put these two together – Ramadan & passion filled work; what you get is a wise return of investment on your time, knowledge & energy with lots of reward.

What can be better & more fulfilling than that?

You may be caught in work you are not too keen about and go through daily motions just for the sake of it. Yet you find yourself filled with dreams & ideas, or passionate about a cause that means a lot to you. You can use this Ramadan as an opportunity to engage in that work.

Start your passion project.

Act on those ideas for a month. See how it goes, you may even decide to continue with it even after Ramadan.

As you work on your intention for starting Ramadan right, you may equally choose one Ramadan project that matters to you a lot.

Think ahead to a fulfilling and well utilised month of Ramadan. A month where you have benefitted others in the Ummah and not simply seeking to benefit from them. You can make it happen though the opportunities around you.

It is really easy….

Just take the following five steps: Think, Pick, Speak, Make, Check.

1. Think BIG!

2. Pick just a person or group of people or a cause you can make a difference to during Ramadan. It could be your aged parents, bereaved friend or an orphanage in your community.

3. Speak to others. Get a competent buddy to partner with or a small team, so your project continues even when you are unavoidably absent.

4. Make an action plan. Consider your availability, capability and goals. Then make a commitment of time, resources and other form of support to the recipient(s). Aim to be realistic, consistent, flexible and selfless in your commitment.

5. Check off every day. Use a checklist to tick off every day for a month (Ramadan), eg after Zuhr salah everyday when you teach your colleague how to recite the Qur’an. You may pick two passion projects if realistic for you eg Dawah during work week and serving iftaar meals to the needy over the weekends.

Whatever your current work situation, think of another work project alongside which you can accomplish with passion and commitment. You are not doing it simply because you have to, but doing it for the sake of Allah (swt).

And you want to bring a smile to the lives of other Muslims in this season of Unity and togetherness; where you experience the hunger pangs and self restraint others are going through.

And you only want what is best for them, just as for yourself.

Try to strive for the Pleasure of Allah (saw) and His support while working on your passion project. Do something you are sincerely passionate about this Ramadan. And do it because you truly care.

”Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…”
(Muslim)

Adopt a cause. Or begin yours.

Whichever you decide, just build on an inner passion.

Do some deep meaningful work.

And make a positive change in the Ummah.

Do you have any passion project(s) planned for Ramadan? Please share below.

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Comments

  1. lol my parents use to do puzzles and crafts when they were younger, but since I blog and study when I have free time after reading Quraan and praying than I just throw myself into my blog and studying because time just seems to fly. Plus it’s winter here so the day flies by so quickly!

  2. I love your drive and passion masha’Allah! Mine this year is badges for children that I self-funded – they are Eid and Ramadan-themed and all the proceeds go to two crisis appeals. It is busy with promoting it and getting people to donate but I can honestly say I feel it has been an excellent start to my Ramadan and has really pushed me to get the most of the month inshaAllah!

  3. ma shaa Allah! What a beautiful idea and with such wonderful intentions. Now truly is the time to make the most of our deeds and your idea is wonderful. My husband and I have decided to further assist with a boy who begs often near our local coffee shop. We typically give him a few riyals when we see him but we determined that we wanted to do something special for him as he, his brother and sister pay all of the bills in the house after his father left his mother. He truly is a sweet boy and my husband ovbs has a closer connection than I do, due to the language barrier but he did tell my husband last night that he passed all of his classes and is moving on to the next grade and that all of his siblings passed as well, alhamdulillah <3 thank you for reminding us

    • Amina Edota says:

      Masha Allah – such a heart warming story. Its great charity that you are making such a remarkable difference in the life of a young impressionable boy. You obviously serve as models that he lacks in life. Insha Allah, you will help build a great mind gradually.

  4. Ramadan gives me the space to develop an education project I have for many years in mind. It is nothing that can just start within a month but I can focus on the final steps during this time and figure out to make it work soon in the future. Passion is the engine to use our skills and talents to make a difference in the life of others.

  5. Oh what a great idea…..I don’t have a cause but may have to think of something to do through Ramadan!

    Are you doing anything specific?

    • Amina Edota says:

      I hope you come up with something insha Allah. We have a Ramadan/ Eid drive for widows and orphans in Nigeria [ this is the 3rd year running – Alhamdulillah]

  6. I don’t know if the passion project has to be related to religion, but I thought about something similar. Blogging is going to be my passion project. Since I stopped doing a lot of unnecessary things such as TV and things like that I want to focus more on that. And another passion project that is really exciting to me is to learn how to perfect my Arabic pronunciation so I read the quran

    • Amina Edota says:

      Alhamdulillah… if those are the things you are passionate about, why not? Any passion can be used to serve Allah and the Ummah. I’m happy you have found positive replacements for the negative habits you are trying to drop. Insha Allah, you are able to sustain these beyond Ramadan.

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