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…”
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.