Ramadan was a month that encompassed the lives of the Sahabah. They would spend 6 months preparing for Ramadan and then spend another 6 months holding themselves accountable and continuing in reaping the effects of Ramadan.

They understood the aura of Ramadan – how important it is and the weight it will have on our scales on the day of judgment.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ 

O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you—as it was for those before you—so perhaps you will become mindful ˹of Allah˺.

Quran 2:183

They understood that Ramadan was presented to them so they may attain Taqwa. And the weight of Taqwa was not something lost on them. This is why they took such steps to revolve their entire year around Ramadan.

With Ramadan just days away, what steps do you need to take in order to reach your full potential?

Dr. Omar Abdel Kafi gives us rich insights as to how we can take the steps in preparing for Ramadan efficiently.

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