There is no doubt that Ramadan is a precious time for Muslims worldwide. It is a time for us to stop our bad habits and force ourselves into good habits, starting by fasting with the hope to come out of this month refreshed and refocused. We’ve prepared a few Ramadan goals that can help us maximize.

Two mighty actions come alive during this great month: fasting and reading the Quran.

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting and the Quran will intercede for the servant on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say: O Lord, I prevented him from food and desires during the day, so let me intercede for him. The Quran will say: O Lord, I prevented him from sleeping during the night, so let me intercede for him. Thus, they will both intercede for him.” (Musnad Aḥmad 6626)

Of course, whenever we think of Ramadan’s goals, we think of fasting, but sometimes we forget or may not even know that it is also called the Month of Quran. It is the month in which Quran was revealed, and it was in Ramadan when Angel Jibreel would come to our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) and review the whole Quran with Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him).

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would review the Quran once every year in Ramadan, and he reviewed it twice in the year he passed away. The Prophet would seek spiritual retreat in the mosque for ten days every year, and he secluded himself for twenty days in the year he passed away. (Sahih al-Bukhari 4998)

We learn from this that our focus in Ramadan, apart from our fasting and the excellent behavior that is connected to us while we fast, should be Quran. With the Quran, we can press the re-start button and continue the year feeling strengthened and ready to do better, InshaAllah.

We’ve put together three easy ways to make the Quran a central part of your Ramadan.

Three Ramadan Goals

1- Read One Page of the Quran After Every Salat

The most effective way to reach your Ramadan goals is by breaking them down into smaller steps. Many find it helpful to read one page of the Quran after every salat. This method guarantees that your day revolves around the Quran and that you stay connected five times a day with the Quran, which is more than you would during any other time of the year.

2- Wake Up One Hour Before Suhoor

Not everyone can sit peacefully and read the Quran after their salat, and many are still at work or busy with daily tasks. Do not allow your busy schedule to stop you from taking time to yourself to connect with the Quran. Wake up an hour before suhoor and read Quran. This is your time, and taking it for yourself will bring you tranquility and ease, InshaAllah.

With the Shayateen locked up and our hearts yearning to be better, it becomes much easier to read Quran in Ramadan. Even if you do not understand what you’re reading, your heart still connects to the magnificent words of Allah, and nothing can replace the joy of reciting the Quran during Ramadan.

3- Set a Daily Time for the Family to Read Quran Together

Sometimes we may intend to do something but get distracted and don’t end up doing it. For people who struggle with this, the best way around it is to make this a family goal. Family is a great way to support each other towards doing good. If someone forgets, the others can be a reminder.

You can even stick a sign on the wall that says, “Quran at 5 pm in the Living Room!” Be sure to involve your children. Everyone can be part of reminding each other, listening if they cannot read and if they can read, then read out loud. There’s nothing more moving than a family united in encouraging each other towards good and remembering Allah.

The above Ramadan goals are suggestions that work for many people; perhaps you and your family do something different? Share your suggestions in the comments. 

May Allah open our hearts and give us the strength to do what is pleasing to Him, and may He accept all our efforts, Ameen!

Have a blessed and beautiful Ramadan that is beautified with Quran!